APT Annual Conference

28th Annual APT Perinatal Conference a Success!

The Conference had over 185 perinatal healthcare professional in attendance, and included presentations on:

  • Postpartum Hemorrhage & the Use of Tranexamic Acid
  • The AWHONN Maternal Fetal Triage Index & the Early Warning Process on L & D
  • Swamping in the Clinical Setting, Initial Assessment
  • Stabilization & Current Outcomes of CCHD
  • Antenatal Late Preterm Steroid Administration & Neonatal Perspective on Mag Sulfate
  • Supporting Vaginal Birth & Safely Reducing Primary Cesarean Birth Toolkit for Member Hospitals
  • Newborn Screening Best Practice including Statewide Outcomes
  • Summary of preliminary findings from “A Randomized Trial of Induction vs. Expectant Management (ARRIVE)” study at the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine’s Annual Meeting
  • Arizona Perinatal Data & Arizona Syphilis Reports
  • Improving Health Care Response to Maternal Venous Thromboembolism: A California Quality Improvement Toolkit

As well as updates on the Arizona Department of Health Services-HRPP/NICP & PRAMS, March of Dimes Legislation, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, and the status of the APT/APRS, Inc., Recommendations & Guidelines Revisions.

**2018 Conference Pictures Coming Soon**

Generous Support

The thoughtful and generous support of this conference from the below organizations allows us to continue our efforts to improve the health of Arizona’s mothers and babies...

Thank You - 2018 Conference Supporters!


ADHS, Bureau of Women’s & Children’s Health


Northern Arizona Healthcare


Advantage Medical, Inc.

Air Evac

Air Methods

Arizona Chapter of the American Association of Birth Centers, Inc. & the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Nurse Midwives

Arizona Family Health Partnership

Arizona Fetal Care Network/Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Arizona Perinatal Care Centers

Arizona Public Cord Blood Program/Save the Cord Foundation

Arizona State Laboratory – Office of Newborn Screening

AWHONN Arizona

Banner Children’s

Grand Canyon University

Guardian Air

Integrated Genetics/Sequenom

Kentec Medical, Inc.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

March of Dimes

Maricopa Integrated Health Systems

Mead Johnson Nutrition

National Bank of Arizona

OptionCare Women’s Health

Phoenix Perinatal Associates

Prolacta Bioscience

Ryan House

Sage Therapeutics


The University of Arizona College of Nursing “NEC-Zero Program”


NAL, an affiliate of Obstetrix Medical Group of Phoenix, P.C./MEDNAX

Chris Blackert Outstanding Rural Nurse of The Year Award

2017 Chris Blackert Rural Nurse Award Recipient

About the Award

The purpose of the award is to recognize a nurse from a rural certified APT/APRS Hospital that has worked in rural setting for two years as a clinical maternal or neonatal nurse. The award winner is an individual who has demonstrated excellence in practice and shown initiative in improving patient care.  The recipient of the award will be recognized at the Arizona Perinatal Trust – Annual Perinatal Conference (presently held annually in Flagstaff, Arizona). The recipients cost of registration, travel expense and room are covered for the Award Year.