42nd Annual L. Joseph Butterfield Perinatal Conference

October 15, 2021

Much progress has been made in the care of high-risk pregnant women, critically ill newborns, and families. Still, we have more work to do to ensure the best and safest care for these populations. This year the conference addresses topics in a changing landscape surrounding pregnancy, newborns, family, and community. 

PDF icon Butterfield 2021.pdf

Target Audience

This interprofessional conference is comprised of nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, respiratory therapists and other maternal/child health providers practicing in a variety of roles and settings throughout the region.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide introduction to the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC), describe literature on disparities in NICU care and impact on families, and present CPQCC’s work on health equity
  • Describe barriers and facilitators to engaging families in theNICU
  • Discuss how to decrease Opioid use in postoperative cesarean delivery patients by utilizing multimodal therapies
  • Determine appropriate peripartum VTE prophylactic intervention based on known risk factors utilizing a condensed VTE risk assessment tool
  • Review strategies for supporting patients, families, and nursing staff in acute stress situations using mindfulness and grounding skills.
  • Describe the complexities and dynamics of the Breastfeeding Family
  • Explain how to build resiliency practices and commitments to flourish within the complexities of caring for others.

Learner Outcome 

At the conclusion of this event, participants will self-report evidence-based knowledge, skill and/or practice changes to leadership, healthcare teams, families and/or community partners.


PDF icon Gossett Presentation.pdf
PDF icon Hwang Presentation.pdf
PDF icon McNulty Presentation.pdf
PDF icon Profit Presentation.pdf
PDF icon Steffens Presentation.pdf
PDF icon Watkins Presentation.pdf



Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 Attendance
  • 6.25 NCPD
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/15/2021 - 8:00am MDT
Event ends: 
10/15/2021 - 3:45pm MDT

Friday, October 15, 2021

8:00 a.m. MDT Welcome - Sign in, technology check

8:30 Opening Keynote: Addressing Disparities in Perinatal Care Delivery - Jochen Profit, MD. MPH

9:30 Improving Family Engagement in the NICU - Sunah Susan Hwang, MD, MPH, PhD

10:30 Break

10:45 Decreased Opioid Use in Post-Operative Cesarean Delivery Patients - Dana Cherie Steffens, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM  

11:15 VTE Prophylaxis in L&D Patients Lakeisha McNulty, BSN, RN, C-EFM

11:45 Lunch

12:15 p.m. Supporting Patients, Families & Nurses in Stress - Kristin Gossett, MSW, LCSW

1:15 Trifecta Team Approach for Supporting Infant Feeding: Why it Continues to be a Win for Families - Lorry Watkins, BSN, RN, IBCLC

2:15 Break

2:30 Resiliency at Work & Beyond - Christine Griffin, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, CPN, Caritas Coach, Master HeartMath Trainer

3:30 Q&A,Wrap Up, Evaluation

3:45 Adjourn


Children's Hospital Colorado
Virtual Program
United States

Key Note: Jochen Profit, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)
Stanford University School of Medicine
Pediatrics - Neonatal and Developmental Medicine
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Kristin Gossett, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker
Colorado Fetal Care Center/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Christine Griffin PhD, RN, NPD-BC, CPN
Caritas Coach, Master HeartMath Trainer
Professional Development Specialist
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Sunah Susan Hwang, MD, MPH, PhD
The Lula O. Lubchenco Chair in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Perinatal Health Services Research
Section of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Lakeisha McNulty, BSN, RN, C-EFM
Clinical Nurse IV
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Dana Cherie Steffens BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM
Level IV RN
Labor and Delivery Children’s Hospital of Colorado

Lorry Watkins, BSN, RN, IBCLC
Lactation Clinician, Child Health Clinic
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Nursing: Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational offering for 6.25 nursing contact hours is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Other: A general certificate of attendance will be provided for all other participants.

Available Credit

  • 6.25 Attendance
  • 6.25 NCPD


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