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Welcome to the SMFM Podcast Series!

The SMFM Podcast launched in February 2018 to highlight a range of topics that touch MFM. From congenital heart disease to mental illness, 3D ultrasound, preventing burnout and more, new episodes are released monthly. This series is available through iTunes and Google Play as well as this website. Subscribe to the SMFM Podcast Series on your mobile device today! If you would like to submit a topic for consideration, leave a comment, or are interested in being a guest on our podcast series, please contact Gabrelle Taylor at gtaylor@smfm.org.

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    Speakers: Dr. Kate Menard (MFM and professor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill), Emily Greenwood (Interim Senior Program Manager for the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health at ACOG), and Bekah Bischoff (Series Moderator).

     

    Recorded: March 2022

    On this podcast, Bekah Bischoff interviews special guests Dr. Kate Menard and Emily Greenwood about the history of the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) program, the program’s current activities and objectives, and how MFMs can become involved in AIM at the institutional and state level. This is the first episode in a series that will explore opportunities for MFMs to improve maternal health outcomes at their institution and across their states through participation in the AIM program. The podcast series is supported through an award from the AIM program.

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    Speaker: Dr. Matthew Zuber
    Recorded: August 2021

    This podcast reviews the 2021 updates to evaluation and management (E&M) coding by medical decision making (MDM). Highlights including description of Diagnosis, Data and Risk using patient examples.

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    Speaker: Dr. Jared Rockner
    Recorded: August 2021

    This podcast reviews coding tips for Remote Patient Monitoring Services including remote monitoring of blood pressure and glucose. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) has become an essential tool for caring for pregnant women and are anticipated to continue to play an integral role in the future of healthcare.  Join us for a brief review of the most applicable codes. 

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    Speakers: Dr. Andy Combs (Chair of the Patient Safety and Quality Committee), Dr. Afshan Hameed (MFM and Cardiologist at University of California, Irvine), and Dr. John Allbert (MFM at Novant Health in Charlotte, North Carolina) 

    Recorded: November 2021

    In October 2021, SMFM’s Patient Safety and Quality published a special statement detailing a new quality metric that healthcare facilities may use to track their rates of timely treatment of severe hypertension during pregnancy. On this podcast, Dr. Nick Burns interviews special guest Dr. Andy Combs (Chair of the Patient Safety and Quality Committee), Dr. Afshan Hameed (MFM and Cardiologist at University of California, Irvine), and Dr. John Allbert (MFM at Novant Health in Charlotte, North Carolina) to learn the criteria for this new quality metric and how facilities’ application of this metric will reduce complications and mortality among patients with persistent severe hypertension. 

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    In July 2021, SMFM’s Patient Safety and Quality Committee published a new series of surgical safety checklists for cesarean delivery in AJOG. On this podcast, Dr. Nick Burns interviews Dr. Andy Combs, Chair of the Patient Safety and Quality Committee and an author of the checklists, to learn why they were was developed and how they can be used in the care of the mother and newborn. 

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    In April 2021, SMFM’s Patient Safety and Quality Committee published a new checklist for the initial management of amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) in AJOG. On this podcast, Dr. Nick Burns interviews Dr. Andy Combs, Chair of the Patient Safety and Quality Committee and an author of the checklist, to learn why it was developed and how it can be used by MFMs and other obstetric clinicians in responding to AFE.

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    Listen to Dr. Andrea Shields as she discusses Consult Series #49: Cesarean Scar Pregnancy (CSP) with lead authors Drs. Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman and Russell Miller.

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    In our first Mandarin-language podcast, Dr. Stacy Tsai (University of Hawaii) and Dr. Christina Han (韓世琦 醫生; UCLA) discuss the objectives of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and what the Society offers to our international members.

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    SMFM presents a special podcast mini-series on balancing personal and professional life as an MFM during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this 1st episode, join Drs. Sarah Cross, Veronica Pimental, Anna Euser, and Chris Han as they discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on their parenting styles and clinical practice. This podcast recording includes information on COVID-19 statistics that may now be outdated. Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more up to-date information:

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    Speakers: Dr. Sean Blackwell (interviewer, Dr. Sarah Horvath)

    Recorded: April 2020

    Women at high risk for maternal mortality and morbidity have unique needs for reproductive health services, including contraception and abortion. However, barriers such as state legislation, access to trained providers, and challenges in assessing and communicating risk often make it difficult for these women to obtain needed services. Join Drs. Sean Blackwell and Sarah Horvath as they discuss the impetus for and key findings in the recently released publication “Reproductive Services for Women at High Risk for Maternal Mortality: a report of the workshop of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Fellowship in Family Planning, and the Society of Family Planning”

    To learn more about SMFM’s expanded efforts in reproductive health, visit ReproForMFM.org.

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