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Progesterone Use for Preventing Preterm Births (1 credit Monograph)

Media Type: Online Continuing Medical Education (Internet/Enduring Material)

Price: $0.00

Joint Providership: The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) 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 this online educational activity 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: March 31, 2019

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 Outcomes/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 8 out of 10 correct answers.

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

CME Information - Read

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

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 Approval Statement

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, Progesterone Use for Preventing Preterm Births has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) and/or an MOC Part II Self-Assessment Activity for the following ABMS Member Boards:

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Note: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement (only). Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.

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.

Author: Kenneth Brown, MD, FACOG - Read Bio
Medical Expert Reviewer: Rebekah E. Gee, MD, MPH, MSHPR, FACOG - Read Bio

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

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

Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members - Read

Risk Management 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 © 2014-2017

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

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