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OB Hypertension Sprint: Improvements in Prevention & Identification

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presentation: In late 2023, Oklahoma launched a statewide low-dose aspirin in pregnancy initiative to reduce rates of preeclampsia and improve birth outcomes. This presentation will cover best practices, and successes and barriers in launching a statewide awareness campaign that targets providers, clinicians, community birth workers, and the general public.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about resources available to support the integration of Low Dose Aspirin into obstetrical care practices
  • Gain insights into best practices for promoting awareness and adherence to Low Dose Aspirin recommendations among healthcare providers and patients
  • Discuss potential barriers encountered and strategies for overcoming them in the adoption of Lose Dose Aspirin protocols

Bio: Melissa Warde is a project manager with the Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Collaborative (OPQIC) leading strategy development and implementation of OPQIC’s low-dose aspirin campaign. Previously, she held roles as Operations Chair within the Department of Interprofessional Education (IPE) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), overseeing team-based clinical care operations, and as Store Manager for multiple drug store pharmacies across the OKC metro area, with a focus on enhancing pharmacy operations. Melissa holds a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) from the Hudson College of Public Health at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma.


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