Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy and Postpartum Task Force

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of pregnancy-related death in California.

Task Force Writing Group

This Task Force will create a Toolkit intended as a resource for raising awareness of this issue as well as the signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease in pregnant and postpartum women. The primary audience for this Toolkit are generalists who provide maternity care to women (OB/GYNs, Labor & Delivery and Postpartum Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, Family Medicine Physicians), with special emphasis on what to look for in prenatal and postpartum clinic encounters in addition to intrapartum care.  The Toolkit will also serve as a resource for emergency and critical care physicians as well as pediatric cardiology specialists.

Task Force Reviewer Group

The Reviewer Group members will be engaged in substantive review of the outline to get input on topics for inclusion, as well as review the near-final draft of the Toolkit.  These individuals will be acknowledged for their contribution but will not regularly attend writing group meetings (in person /conference calls) nor take on major writing assignments.

Chair

Medical Director OB, Medical Director Quality and Safety
Research Sociologist | Program Manager

Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy and Postpartum Task Force Members

MD, MPH
LA County/USC Medical Center
MSN, RN
Obstetric Simulation Specialist
Center for Advanced Pediatric and Perinatal Education
RN, MS, CDE
RPPC Mid-Coastal Region
UCSF
Medical Director OB, Medical Director Quality and Safety
UC Irvine School of Medicine
Stanford School of Medicine
Health Researcher
California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program
Medical Director and Executive Committee Chair
CMQCC
Research Sociologist | Program Manager
CMQCC
Director of Perinatal Programs
Stanford University
PHN, RN, NP, MFT
Nurse Consultant III Supervisor Program and Policy Section
California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program
MFM
Walnut Creek Kaiser Permanente
MD, MAS
Associate Clinical Professor
UC San Diego
Program Director
Sister to Sister
RN, CNM, EdD
Miller Children's Long Beach Hospital
DNP, RNC-OB, CNS-BC, C-EFM