Nurse-Midwifery Grand Rounds

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing's nurse midwifery program is pleased to announce OHSU Nurse Midwifery Grand Rounds, a program from the number one ranked nurse midwifery program in the nation. The Grand Rounds features the Northwest's leading midwifery faculty, clinicians, and experts in women's health care, as they discuss the latest research and evidence-based trends in clinical practice.

OHSU Nurse Midwifery Grand Rounds meets once a month on Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and is open to all who are interested. Sessions are held in the OHSU School of Nursing Auditorium, room 144. Midwifery students and faculty, OB residents, and labor and delivery staff are especially encouraged to attend.

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming Grand Rounds. Video recording of previous Grand Rounds can be viewed online by following the archives link below.

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OHSU Nurse-Midwifery Grand Rounds

Advancing the Use of Intermittent Auscultation (IA): Opportunities and Challenges 

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, 11th Floor Auditorium
700 S.W. Campus Drive
Portland, OR 97239

Part 1: Introduction by Cathy Emeis, Ph.D., C.N.M.,F.A.C.N.M. Dr. Emeis will discuss national work to advance the use of IA, including the IA bundle created by the American College of Nurse-Midwives’ Reducing Primary Cesarean collaborative. Dr. Emeis is the Program Director for the OHSU Nurse-Midwifery Program.

Part 2: Panel discussion on challenges, successes, and personal insights regarding the implementation and use of IA in a variety of settings.


  • Cathy Cromett, M.S.N., R.N.: Cathy is a veteran nurse on OHSU’s labor and delivery unit.
  • Kailia Wray, B.S.N., R.N.: Kailia has worked at the Women’s Healthcare Associates’ Midwifery Birth Center for 2 years as a staff RN.
  • Lori Swain, D.N.P., C.N.M.: Lori is a full scope midwife in Silverton, OR and is currently the President of the ACNM Oregon Affiliate
  • Penni Harmon, M.S.N., C.N.M.: Penni has worked in both in and out-of-hospital birth settings for the last 40 years.
View the live recording of the event