PRESENTER BIO

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Nancy O’Brien-Abel, MN, RNC-OB

Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist
Bellevue, WA, USA

Nancy is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse specialist with over 35 years' experience in caring for women with normal and complicated pregnancies. As an Affiliate Instructor, University of Washington School of Nursing, and a former Teaching Associate in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Washington Medical School, she has actively focused on multi-disciplinary education and collaboration. Nancy is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant on nursing care of women in labor and birth, fetal monitoring, and patient safety. She is an active member in the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), contributing to various position statements, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, and co-editing and authoring chapters in AWHONN’s Perinatal Nursing, as well as authoring chapters in AWHONN's books, Fetal Heart Monitoring Principles and Practice. She is an Editorial Board member for the American Journal of Maternal-Child Nursing (MCN). Nancy received her Master of Nursing from Perinatal CNS Program, University of Washington, and is NCC certified. She is passionate about the quality of perinatal care through current evidence-based clinical practice.
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Terrie Lockridge, MSN, RNC-NIC

Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle, WA, USA

Terrie is a neonatal clinical nurse specialist with 35 years of professional practice devoted to supporting newborns at risk. She has experience in many different aspects of neonatal critical care, including ECMO, post-operative cardiac care, neuroprotection, transport, resuscitation and stabilization. Terrie received her BSN from Saint Anselm College and her MSN from Boston College. She is a member of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), Academy of Neonatal Nurses (ANN) and past president of the Pacific NW Association of Neonatal Nurses (PNANN). Terrie has been a STABLE Program Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor since the inception of both curriculums. Terrie is an accomplished author, having contributed to peer reviewed journals and textbook chapters. Her special interests include neonatal skin care, pain management, and neuro-protection. Terrie currently works as a NICU Nurse at a Seattle tertiary center with nearly 10,000 births a yearly, and she brings a practical approach to her educational offerings that combines pragmatic clinical information with the latest in evidence-based practice.
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