Fetal Growth Restriction 2024

Activity description 

Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is a significant obstetric challenge that impacts both maternal and neonatal outcomes. This session will offer an in-depth exploration of FGR, reviewing its etiologies and associated perinatal risks and distinguishing between FGR and small for gestational age (SGA). Participants will learn optimal screening practices, prevention strategies and antenatal testing methods, including both inpatient and outpatient options. This activity will also delve into the intrapartum management of FGR and determining the best route of delivery. It will explore the postnatal complications and challenges in infants affected by FGR, postnatal management strategies and the concept of fetal origins of adult disease following FGR. This dual-focus approach aims to provide participants with a holistic understanding of FGR from prenatal to postnatal stages, enhancing their ability to make informed decisions and implement effective interventions for better outcomes.

Provided by
This activity is jointly provided by Optum Health Education and Optum Enterprise Clinical Services.

Commercial support
There was no commercial support received for this activity.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses, nurse practitioners, PAs and physicians who have an interest in fetal growth restriction.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define, discuss and contrast FGR vs SGA.
  • Identify the etiologies of FGR and review its postnatal complications.
  • Describe perinatal risks, associated screening practices and approaches to prevent FGR, as well as the postnatal management of infants with FGR.
  • Recognize optimal management approaches to FGR, including antenatal testing options and intrapartum management.
  • Discuss the best route of delivery and describe the fetal origins of adult disease following FGR.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

David Hoffman, MD, FAAP
Medical Director
Optum Enterprise Clinical Services

Daria Klachko-Totten, MD, FACOG 
Lead National Medical Director, Healthcare and Family Services 
Optum Enterprise Clinical Services

Activity planner
Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Optum Health Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

The activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation statement
Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and Optum Enterprise Clinical Services. Optum Health Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit designation statements

Optum Health Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The participant will be awarded up to 1.0 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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