Preterm Labor and Extreme Prematurity

June 13, 2024

Activity description 

These materials are only intended for those that attended the live activity, Preterm Labor and Extreme Prematurity, held June 13, 2024.

Preterm labor management can be a significant challenge for health care professionals providing perinatal care. This activity will provide a comprehensive overview of preterm labor, including its pathogenesis, diagnosis and current management strategies. It will discuss the edge of viability for infant survival and focus on maternal and fetal outcomes of preterm labor. Participants will examine critical considerations for infants born between 22 and 24 weeks, including the hospital course, complexities of care, survival rates and how to implement a multifaceted approach to care. 

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 preterm labor and extreme prematurity.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the pathogenesis, diagnosis and management options for preterm labor and review maternal and fetal outcomes. 
  • Discuss the edge of viability for infant survival, focusing on specific considerations and hospital course for infants born between 22 and 24 weeks. 
  • Recognize the short- and long-term outcomes of infants born at the threshold of viability (between 22 and 24 weeks), including survival rates, aspects of care and associated challenges. 
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Event starts: 
06/13/2024 - 2:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
06/13/2024 - 3:00pm EDT

Jamie Rosterman, DO 
National Medical Director, Neonatal Resource Services
Optum Enterprise Clinical Services

Lisa Fall, MD
Medical Director, Healthy First Steps
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 live 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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