Webinar – Now You’re Talking! Success in Perinatal Communication

May 16, 2019
10:00am - 11:00am Pacific Time
CHI owner insured hospital perinatal department nurses, managers, clinical educators, risk managers, quality improvement and patient safety managers.


Data from the Joint Commission has shown that 72% of cases of severe perinatal adverse outcomes involve communication breakdowns.  This webinar will address the causes of communication breakdowns in obstetrics and propose a tool to help improve communications amongst the obstetrical team.  The tool, P.U.R.E. Conversations in Obstetrics is geared to take other structured communication tool such as SBAR to a higher level.  P.U.R.E. stands for conversations that are purposeful, unambiguous, respectful, and effective.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of the webinar, the participant should be able to:

  1. Describe the consequences of failures in perinatal communication.
  2. Review high risk times for communication failure.
  3. Describe structured communication techniques developed to strengthen communication.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12205 for 1 contact hour.


Larry Veltman, MD, DFASHRM

Larry Veltman, M.D. practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Portland, Oregon for over 30 years.  He was the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland for 9 years.  He served as Chair of the Professional Liability Committee of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is currently serving on ACOG’s Committee on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement. He has published articles and given presentations on achieving patient safety in obstetrics, teaching risk management to physicians, vaginal birth after cesarean section, and the patient safety aspects of intimidating and uncivil professional behavior. He works as a perinatal risk and patient safety consultant and serves on the Board of the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers.



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