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Progesterone Use for Preventing Preterm Births (1 credit Monograph)

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Joint Sponsorship: The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital Services (DHH) and the Louisiana chapter of the March of Dimes have launched a statewide initiative in Louisiana to reduce preterm births. LAMMICO has partnered with them in this effort and is the provider of the Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for the live and online educational activities accompanying the campaign.

Target Audience: Obstetricians, gynecologists, family practice physicians. Midwives, obstetric nurse practitioners and other interested healthcare practitioners are also welcome to participate.

Original Release Date: June 18, 2014
Review Date: May 2, 2017
Expiration Date: May 2, 2020

Description: The US rate of preterm births is the second highest among developed nations, and the March of Dimes has given the state of Louisiana a grade of “F” in preterm births. Progesterone remains underutilized despite its proven benefit in reducing preterm births among medically eligible women. This monograph will present new research findings and new guidelines for the use of progesterone, and new tools to assist Louisiana obstetric practitioners and hospitals in meeting the March of Dimes goal to reduce preterm births below 10% by 2020.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants should be able to
1) Describe what is new since 1990 in the research findings and quality of evidence supporting the use of progesterone to prevent preterm births.
2) Explain the updated professional practice guidelines defining who is an appropriate candidate for progesterone to prevent preterm births.
3) Locate new tools and resources for reducing preterm births in your facility.
4) Identify and implement a Performance Measure for your facility’s use of progesterone for preventing preterm births.

Learning Assessment: There will be a post test for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 4 out of 5 correct answers.

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

Residents will earn a certificate of completion. Physicians will earn CME credit. CME Information - Read

Method and Medium: To obtain CME credit, read the entire monograph online, download to a printer and read, or download and save to your computer. Complete the evaluation and post test and print your certificate online.

CME Credit: 1.0


MOC Approved: Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") and Association of American Colleges' ("AAMC") joint initiative to create a wide array of Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities, ' . $this->title . ' has met the MOC requirements as a Part II activity by the following ABMS Member Boards:

  • American Board of Family Medicine



State Requirements: Based on information from state licensing authorities published by the AMA, this program meets specific CME requirements for the following states:
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

Disclosure Policy - Read

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

About the Author and Expert Reviewer -  Read Bios
Kenneth Brown, MD, FACOG and Rebekah E. Gee, MD, MPH, MSHPR, FACOG

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

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

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members - Read

Electronic Hardware and Software Requirements Read

Web Master Contact Information: For assistance, contact Shea Ivey at 866/398-1038 or help@medicalinteractive.com

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 © 2014

Bibliography: To view and download a Bibliography for this presentation, please select the References button below.

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This course is offered through Experix, a wholly owned subsidiary of Physicians Insurance, and is based on more than 30 years' experience in providing continuing medical education. This course is complimentary for Physicians Insurance members.

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