Pediatrics and Obstetrics

The Mystery of Amniotic Fluid Embolism and the A-OK Protocol (.5 Class A CE with .25 Pharm)

Monday, September 24
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Room 309, Hynes

Presentation of case report involving a patient who experiences an AFE. Topics will cover the incidence, morbidity, and mortality of, and risk factors associated with AFE, followed by a discussion of the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and pathophysiology of AFE. Management recommendations, including the A-OK protocol will be reviewed. Past and current research will be integrated throughout the presentation.

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Vicki Coopmans, PhD, CRNA

Associate Professor
Webster University
Wildwood, Missouri

Vicki Coopmans, PhD, CRNA received her BSN from the University of Buffalo in 1991, a MS in Nurse Anesthesiology from Albany Medical College in 1996, and a PhD in Health Related Sciences from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Allied Health in 2005. Since joining the Webster University Department of Nurse Anesthesia as an Associate Professor in August of 2014 she has been working on a platform of research to investigate the pathophysiologic mechanism of amniotic fluid embolism. In addition to her faculty and clinical practice, Dr. Coopmans serves on the Board of Trustees of the AANA Foundation, as Editor in Chief of the International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia, and is a Past President of the Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists.


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