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EFM Case Study Series #8: Preterm Labor (1 hour Monograph)

Hours: 1.00

Best suited for: Obstetricians and family practice physicians. Midwives, obstetric nurse practitioners, residents and other interested healthcare practitioners skilled in EFM and EFM stakeholders are also welcome to participate.

Original Release Date: March 30, 2016
Review Date: September 30, 2018
Expiration Date: March 30, 2019

Description: The prevention and treatment of preterm labor (PTL) has shifted focus away from the pregnant patient and has become a means of improving newborn outcomes. The over treatment of women with complaints of preterm labor without objective evidence is no longer acceptable. A new care model that limits care to high risk women with a diagnosis based on the use of PTL screening tools is the new paradigm. In January 2016, ACOG & SMFM issued new PTL management guidelines and this monograph applies the new recommendations into two electronic fetal monitoring case studies to improve critical thinking regarding early identification of EFM data significant for PTL.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants should be able to
1) Recognize key facts versus fiction regarding preterm labor (PTL), preterm birth, and newborn
    outcomes affiliated with the associated diagnoses.
2) Critique EFM data, clinician assessment skills, and management of two EFM case studies
    using advanced critical thinking skills for early identification of evolving PTL or preterm
    premature rupture of membranes (PPROM).
3) Define and apply 2016 ACOG & SMFM guidelines in the prevention and management of PTL
    into clinical practice and policy/protocols at your facility and/or office practice.

Learning Assessment: There will be a post test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 8 out of 10 correct answers.

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

Residents will earn a certificate of completion. Physicians will earn CME credit. 

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Method and Medium: To obtain CME credit, view the entire online presentation, complete the evaluation and post test and print your certificate online.

CME Credit: 1.0

State Requirements: Based on information from state licensing authorities published by the AMA, this program meets specific CME requirements for the following states:
Florida - This activity includes content on avoiding medical error
Connecticut - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Massachusetts - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Pennsylvania - This activity includes content in Risk Management / Patient Safety
Texas - This activity includes content in Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility

CME Disclosure Policy: LAMMICO requires planners, speakers, faculty and all those who influence the content of a CME activity to disclose any financial relationships they have with commercial interests that are relevant to the CME activity. The disclosures shall be reviewed for any conflict of interest and subject to a mechanism for resolution of conflict of interest. A disclosure statement of relevant financial relationships will be made to the audience prior to the activity.

Disclosure: The author, editors and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

About the Author: Dr. Kenneth Brown - Read Bio and Carol A. Curran RNC, MS, OGNP - Read Bio

Managing Editor: Dawer Azizi, MHA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Director of Risk Management

Editor: Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

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Disclaimer: This activity is presented as risk management education. It is not legal advice, nor does it establish medical standards of care. Standards of care vary depending on the unique presentation of each patient. The information contained herein is not a substitute for the reasonable discretion of skilled and informed clinicians at the point of care.

Copyright Information: Copyright © 2016

Bibliography: To view and download References & Resources for this presentation, please select the References tab/link below.

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