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CME / CE

Raising Awareness: Late Preterm Birth and Non-Medically Indicated Deliveries Prior to 39 Weeks

  • Authors: Alan Guttmacher, MD; Catherine Spong, MD; Jane Lamp, MS, RN-BC, CNS; Karna Murthy, MD; Anne Moore, APN
  • CME / CE Released: 2/16/2011
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 2/16/2012
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for obstetricians, neonatologists, pediatricians, nurses, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, general practitioners, and family medicine clinicians.

The goal of this activity is to discuss the challenges associated with the diagnosis and management of late preterm birth.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the factors contributing to the rising rate of late preterm births and non-medically indicated inductions prior to 39 weeks
  2. Identify the potential short- and long-term consequences of births occurring between 34 and 38 weeks' gestation
  3. Integrate best-practice, evidence-based guidelines for delivery prior to 39 weeks


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Moderators

  • Alan Guttmacher, MD

    Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Alan Guttmacher, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

    Dr. Guttmacher does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr. Guttmacher does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

  • Catherine Spong, MD

    Chief, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Catherine Spong, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

    Dr. Spong does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr. Spong does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Panelists

  • Jane Lamp, MS, RN-BC, CNS

    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Riverside Methodist Hospital; Member, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses Late Preterm Infant Science Team, Columbus, Ohio

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Jane Lamp, MS, RN-BC, CNS, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

    Ms. Lamp does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Ms. Lamp does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

  • Karna Murthy, MD

    Attending Physician, Neonatology Children’s Memorial Hospital, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Karna Murthy, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

    Dr. Murthy does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr. Murthy does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

  • Anne Moore, APN

    Professor of Nursing, Vanderbilt University; Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Nashville, Tennessee

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Anne Moore, APN, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as a speaker or member of a speakers bureau for: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals

    Ms. Moore does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Ms. Moore does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Editor

  • Elizabeth Samander, PhD

    Scientific Director, Medscape LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Elizabeth Samander, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Reviewers

  • Nafeez Zawahir, MD

    CME Clinical Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Nafeez Zawahir, MD has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Triesta Fowler-Lee, MD

    Coordinator of the National Child and Maternal Health Education Program (NCMHEP)

    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Triesta Fowler-Lee, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Nurse Planner

  • Laurie E. Scudder, DNP, NP

    Nurse Planner, Continuing Professional Education Department, Medscape, LLC; Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Allied Health, George Washington University, Washington, DC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Laurie E. Scudder, DNP, NP, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Accreditation Statements

This program is approved for 0.5 contact hour(s) of continuing education by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Program ID 1012386.

This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards.

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CME / CE

Raising Awareness: Late Preterm Birth and Non-Medically Indicated Deliveries Prior to 39 Weeks

Authors: Alan Guttmacher, MD; Catherine Spong, MD; Jane Lamp, MS, RN-BC, CNS; Karna Murthy, MD; Anne Moore, APNFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME / CE Released: 2/16/2011

Valid for credit through: 2/16/2012

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