Nationally, 1 in 10 babies is born prematurely, making up 9.6% of births in the U.S. In 2017, Georgia ranked 5th highest in the US for preterm birth rates. Studies have shown there is a predictive relationship between the risk of preterm birth and cervical length, yet not everyone may be fully aware of national and international recommendations regarding cervical length screening.
Join us for a one-hour webinar in collaboration with the Georgia Perinatal Association as Dr. Daniel P. Eller reviews the impact and consequences of preterm birth, discusses the challenges in predicting the risk for spontaneous preterm delivery, and disseminates techniques and recommendations regarding the use of cervical length screening as a predictor of preterm births.
Participants will be able to:
- describe the impacts of prematurity
- explain the challenges in predicting the risk for spontaneous preterm delivery
- explain the evidence for cervical length screening (universal trans-vaginal ultrasound to screen for risk of spontaneous preterm delivery).
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Georgia Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.