Pre-Term Labor Prevention, Diagnosis and Management

Thursday, November 16, 2017
7:30am to 8:30am
Seton Medical Center Austin | McFadden Auditorium | 1201 West 38th St

The Department of Women’s Health presents "Pre-Term Labor Prevention, Diagnosis and Management & Zika Update" by featured speaker John G. Gianopoulos, MD, as part of the ongoing Women's Health Community Education Series.
 
Breakfast will be served.

Objectives
By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  • Identify patients at risk for pre-term birth in the antenatal period using current screening criteria;
  • Analyze the use of progesterone as a prophylactic intervention to prevent per term birth, including dosing regimens, routes of administration, risks, and potential complications;
  • Evaluate the use of tocolytic drugs for potential efficacy, complications, dosing regimens, and contraindications;
  • Describe and apply the current recommendations for the use of Magnesium Sulfate to reduce the incidence of cerebral palsy in pre-term neonates;
  • Prevent pre-term birth through the application of current recommendations for the use of cervical cerclage;
  • Recall the March of Dimes pre-term birth prevention protocol and its implementation in Seton facilities;
  • Test and treat pregnant patients for ZIKA by utilizing the most recent CDC recommendations.

Target Audience
Primary:  Specialists in General Obstetrics and/or Gynecology, and Women’s Health
Secondary:  Other interprofessional and multidisciplinary health care providers

This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies
ACGME: Patient Care/Procedural Skills; Medical Knowledge; Systems-based Practice; Professionalism; Interpersonal and Communication Skills
IOM: Provide Patient-centered Care; Employ Evidence-based Practice; Apply Quality Improvement; Work in Interdisciplinary Teams; Utilize Informatics
For more information, please contact Nicole Groote, CME Coordinator @ 512-324-7000, extension 88323.

Dr. Gianopoulos has no financial conflicts of interest to disclose relating to the educational content of this series.

The Dell Medical School Community Grand Rounds planning committee of the Department of Women’s Health consists of Vivian Aguilar, MD; Radek Bukowski, MD; Nicole Groote; Elizabeth Polinard,PhD, RN; Bri Tristan, MD; Emily Vinas, EdD; Yvette Williams-Brown, MD, MMS; and Amy Young, MD.  The planning committee has no financial conflicts of interest to disclose relating to the educational content of this series.

Texas Medical Association

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) through the joint providership of The University of Texas at Austin – University Health Services and Dell Medical School.  The University of Texas at Austin – University Health Services is accredited by TMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Texas at Austin – University Health Services designates the above activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.