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Using Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) to Understand and Catalyze Action to Reduce Stillbirths

About Course

This presentation explores the experience and impact of stillbirth on midwives. The findings of the study revealed that in clinical practice, stillbirth occurs within the context of blame and this has profound impact on midwives professional competence and identity. This study concludes that in order for health professionals to provide appropriate supportive care after stillbirth, they need to be supported to deal with the personal and professional impact of stillbirth.

About Instructor

Instructor Profile Picture

Rosemary Fournier is the Director of Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) with the National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention, the HRSA funded resource and data center that supports child death review (CDR) and FIMR programs around the country. Rosemary has over 35 years of professional nursing experience, with medical clinical background in multiple Maternal Child Health arenas including Antepartum High Risk, Preconception Care and Counseling, Childbirth Education, Newborn Nursery, Labor and Delivery, Post-Partum, and Neonatal Intensive Care. She has 18 years of experience providing consultation and technical support to local agencies implementing FIMR.  Before coming to the Center, Rosemary was the Midwest Nurse Consultant for the Nurse-Family Partnership® National Service Office, an evidence-based home visiting program for first time low-income mothers.  Ms. Fournier has extensive experience with the health and human services systems involved in maternal and infant care. 

What I will learn?

  • At the conclusion of this activity participants will be able to:
  • * Understand the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) methodology and how it serves as an effective system intervention and public health strategy for prevention
  • * Examine preliminary data from case review on fetal deaths impacted directly and indirectly by COVID-19.
  • * Describe how fatality review findings were used in by communities to inform efforts to decrease stillbirth rates

Course Curriculum

The blame game: Experience and impact of stillbirth on midwives

  • Video: Using Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) to Understand and Catalyze Action to Reduce Stillbirths
  • Quiz: Using Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) to Understand and Catalyze Action to Reduce Stillbirths
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Target Audience

  • Physicians, Midwives, Nurses, Case Managers, Sonographers, Childbirth Educators
Continuing Education Credit

NURSES: This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Colorado
Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s
Commission on Accreditation.  .5 contact hours will be awarded upon completion of course activity, post-test and evaluation.

SOCIAL WORKERS: Star Legacy Foundation is an approved provider of continuing education for
social workers. Social workers can claim up to .5 hour of continuing education for participation in
this activity and completion of the evaluation form.

PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential
Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint
providership of the University of California San Diego and the Star Legacy Foundation.

The Universsity of California San Diego is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians. The Minnesota Medical
Association designates this live activity for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1
Credit(s). Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with their participation in the

Disclosure:  There are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for those involved with the ability to control the content of this activity.