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Scottsdale Workshop on Perinatal Practice Strategies

April 8-10, 2016
Scottsdale, AZ

Sponsored by the AAP Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Another outstanding meeting for anyone involved in neonatal medicine. Topics include:

  • Joseph Butterfield Lecture “The Molecular Era of lung Biology: Lesson from Newborn Infants”– Jeffrey Whitsett, MD
  • Health, Wealth and Social Integration of former ELBW Infants – Adult Outcomes
  • Racial Inequity: Impact on Perinatal Health
  • Evaluating Cardiopulmonary Events in Neonates
  • Measuring Safety in the NICU
  • Neonatal Implications for Maternal Marijuana Use
  • Feeding Difficulties in the NICU: Evaluation and Management

Brochure and registration link »

In the News

New NRP Guidelines


The American Heart Association (AHA) and American Academy of Pediatrics released new 2015 Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care of the Neonate. The guidelines serve as a foundation for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP®)7th edition materials that will be released in Spring 2016 and must be in use by January 1, 2017. Changes include: initial steps oxygen use, positive pressure ventilation and delayed cord clamping.

Link to the NRP website »

Cochrane Collaborative:  New Reviews & Updates


There have been several new and revised Cochrane Collaborative systematic reviews.

New Review:  
Sound reduction management in the neonatal intensive care unit
for preterm or very low birthweight infants »


Pentoxifylline for the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia
in preterm infants »

Review Updates:
Delayed introduction of progressive enteral feeds to prevent necrotising enterocolitis in very low birth weight infants »

Glutamine supplementation for young infants with severe
gastrointestinal disease »

Restricted versus liberal water intake for preventing morbidity and mortality in preterm infants »

Slow advancement of enteral feed volumes to prevent necrotising
enterocolitis in very low birth weight infants »

Surfactant for meconium aspiration syndrome in term and late preterm infants »

Quick Reference Guide to Neonatal
Coding and Documentation


The second edition of the Quick Reference Guide to Neonatal Coding and Documentation, again presented by the Coding Committee of the Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (SoNPM), expands upon the first edition, while broadening its appeal to caregivers in newborn nurseries and neonatal intensive care units (NICU), as well as those caregivers who perform follow up care for NICU graduates. The Quick Reference Guide to Neonatal Coding and Documentation is designed to educate health care providers to select the right code for the care provided. In addition, this quick reference guide will examine basic principles of coding and documentation, reference International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) codes, discuss an overview of the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale, and present a multitude of coding case scenarios with referenced answers to assist the health care provider.

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NNP WorkForce Survey


Neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs) are integral members of the neonatal care workforce. To assist in workforce planning and policy making in accordance with the 2010 Institute of Medicine recommendations, the National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners and the National Certification Corporation conducted a recently released study of the 2014 NNP population in the United States. This important study evaluates NNP roles, practice environment, scope of responsibility, work schedule, patient load, continuing education, and practice staffing.

Workforce Survey: Executive Summary »

TIOP III - Toward Improving the Outcome of Pregnancy III


CHAPTER 10: Quality Improvement Opportunities to
Promote Equity in Perinatal Health Outcomes

Despite more than a decade of federal support for programs to eliminate disparities in health outcomes, many disparities — especially in chronic diseases and perinatal health — continue to plague urban and rural communities, individuals with disabilities and special health needs, and racial and ethnic populations.

Ch 10: Quality Improvement Opportunities to Promote Equity
in Perinatal Health Outcomes »

Obtain the full TIOP III report »

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