Perinatal Bereavement

Thursday, April 19, 2018
The registration period has closed for this event.

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM


Content within this class may be emotional for those who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.  If you have concerns regarding attending this class, please discuss this with your manager.


Please note: If you register 7-10 days prior to the class you are not guaranteed a handout/book on the day of class. PDF's of the handout/book will be sent electronically after the class is held.


Value: $290.00

Cost: $87.00 for general registrants.


Methodist Health System employees who provide their employee ID number on the registration form may take this course at no cost.

Pre-approved perinatal outreach and Alumni receive 75% off of the program's value.


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Target Audience

Nurses, social workers, sonographers, and other clinicians working with patients experiencing perinatal or newborn loss.


The purpose of this program is to provide interdisciplinary education for bedside clinicians to assist patients and families experiencing perinatal loss and or the loss of a newborn.


Program Objectives:

  • Assess the grief process and individual responses related to perinatal loss and or the loss of a newborn.
  • Describe the needs of the caregiver and resources to avoid compassion fatigue.
  • Identify resources and apply protocols/guidelines to provide individualized care of the patient and family experiencing perinatal loss or loss of a newborn.


In order to receive continuing education credit for this event, you must meet the following completion requirements:

  • Attendance at entire activity
  • Completion/submission of evaluation form


Agenda Topic
7:45 - 8:00am Registration
8:00 - 8:30am Overview, Introduction, and Classification of Loss
8:30 - 9:30am Exploring Grief and Loss
9:30 - 9:40am Break
9:40 - 10:30am

Care of the Caregiver

10:30 - 10:40am Break
10:40 - 11:45am

Role of the Interdisciplinary Team

10:40-11:05 Pastoral Care

11:05-11:45 Representative from Funeral Home

11:45 - 12:30pm Lunch (on your own)
12:30 - 1:30pm Application of Resources and Protocols/Guidelines through Case Scenarios
1:30 - 1:40pm Break
1:40 - 3:40pm Parent Panel
3:40 - 4:20pm Debriefing and Self-Care
4:20 - 4:30pm Questions & Answers


Continuing Education

7.25 contact hours awarded. MW MSD Approved Provider #: NE1019-9.
Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Mental Health Practitioners
This offering meets the continuing education criteria for 7.25 clock hours for Nebraska licensed mental health practitioners and Iowa Behavioral Sciences practitioners.

Social Work
This offering meets the continuing education criteria for 7.25 clock hours for Nebraska licensed mental health practitioners and Iowa Social Workers.


Radiology Technologist

Approved by the ASRT for Category A continuing education credit of 7.5 hours.

Education Credit
7.25 education hours. Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development assigns education hours based on 60 minutes of classroom instruction for each offering. Participants may use these for their professional continuing education hours and toward re-licensure if so approved within the standards and guidelines of their discipline.

Nebraska Methodist College Professional Development awards educational credit to the disciplines listed above. Each professional is accountable to understand his or her accrediting/licensing body's standards and requirements. The definitive source of information on continuing education requirements is your state or national regulatory board.


Questions about this program? Email


Methodist Women’s Medical Office Building (MOB), 2nd Floor, Bernard Room

717 North 190th Plaza
Omaha, NE 68022

Click here for directions


Rev. Daniel Johnston, MDiv., Chaplain for Methodist Women's Hospital

Mary Seger Barker, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CIMI, Clinical Nurse Educator, Methodist Women's Hospital Outreach

Representative from Heavey and Heavey Mortuary

Course Materials

All necessary documents will be provided to you at the program.


View Agenda.doc

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