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Preterm birth (PTB) – birth at <37 completed weeks of gestation – occurs in approximately 13% of pregnancies and is a major public health problem in the US. Preterm neonates are at greater risk for morbidity and mortality than infants born at term, as a variety of health and developmental complications can arise, including acute respiratory distress syndrome, central nervous system deficits, vision impairments, gastrointestinal problems, and long-term motor and cognitive disabilities. PTB also has considerable emotional and economic impacts on families and causes a significant burden to the health care system.
Significant improvements have been made in treating preterm infants and improving survival. Additional effort should be aimed at reducing the incidence of PTB by focusing on better identification of women at risk for PTB and initiation of effective prevention strategies for women at risk. Effective obstetric nurse care and interventions in these two key areas can help promote maternal-fetal well-being, minimize risk, and enhance patient safety.
JANINE BIEDA, PhD, MS, CNM, BSN, RN (Program Chair)
Perinatology Research Branch/NICHD/NIH/DHHS
Center for Advanced Obstetrical Care and Research
RAY BAHADO-SINGH, MD
Professor and Associate Chairman,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Director of Obstetric Ultrasound Center for
Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
Hutzel Women’s Hospital
This activity is intended for nursing professions involved in the recognition and management of women at risk for PTB
This program is designed to address the following IOM competencies: provide patient-centered care and employ evidence-based practice.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Explain the clinical burden of PTB and the role of the nurse in PTB management
Distinguish patients at risk for PTB and initiate screening strategies
Explain the data linking the impact of the short cervix with PTB
Recognize the need to employ routine transvaginal ultrasonography to measure cervical length in all pregnant patients
Assess the risks/benefits of current and emerging interventions
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METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
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