Idaho Perinatal Project
Winter Conference 2017

Our Mission

The primary purpose of the Idaho Perinatal Project is to reduce maternal and infant morbidity and mortality and to improve pregnancy outcomes throughout the state of Idaho.

Our goals include the creation of a database for maternal/child outcomes; correlate, analyze, and make recommendations regarding maternal/child statistical data for the state of Idaho; provide education to perinatal health care professionals and the general public; and become a main resource and advocate in maternal/infant health.

Crying Baby Resources

Debbie Ketchum, Sr. Director of Perinatal Programs, has been selected to represent our State and the St. Luke’s Health System as a 2017 AWHONN Emerging Leader. This prestigious honor is afforded to 10 nursing leaders across the country each year. Debbie is only the 2nd nurse in Idaho to be selected for this national program. The participant selection is based on each applicant’s skills, experience and enthusiasm for Women’s Health and Perinatal nursing.

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) launched in 2007 the AWHONN Emerging Leaders Program which engages outstanding nurses in a formal, year-long leadership training program. Activities include guidance from mentors, networking events, meetings with Congressional staff, multiple continuing education opportunities, and other experiential training to build confidence and leadership skills among participants.

Zika Virus Alert

ZIKAV update 12/15/16
HAN: Yellow alert 5 locally transmitted cases

Zika and Pregnancy: What you should know (website)
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zika FAQs for Providers & Nurses (pdf)

Zika FAQs for Patients (pdf)


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Upcoming Events

February 2017


Pediatric Grand Rounds
Dr. John Lantos — Bioethics


Idaho Perinatal Project 2017 Winter Conference
Boise State University Stueckle Sky Center
Boise, ID
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March 2017


Bundles of Joy: Neonatal Basics
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
Avista Classrooms, 101 W. 8th Avenue
Spokane, WA
8am – 4:30pm
Registration Fee: ABCs of OB Care: $200
Bundles of Joy: Neonatal Basics: $125
Combo ABCs and BOJ: $300
(Fee waived for PHC caregivers in Spokane and Stevens County)
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Forget Me Not (Perinatal Bereavement Course)
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center-Avista Classrooms
Spokane, WA
Registration Fee: $125.00 (Fee waived for PHC caregivers in Spokane and Stevens County)
Pre-registration is required
7.25 Contact Hours
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For more information, contact Shannon Staudenraus at 509-474-7207

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