Pediatric Academic Societies: May 3rd to 7th
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The Pediatrics Academic Societies meetings in Washington, DC May 4-7 promise to offer a great deal of interest to academic and practicing neonatologists. Along with a myriad of sessions previewing the latest developments in clinical and laboratory science, the the AAP Section on Perinatal Pediatrics has organized several events including the William Silverman Lecture and the Infant Follow-up Club.
The 2013 Silverman Lecture will be delivered by David Stevenson, MD, whose presentation is entitled, ‘Unexpected Death, Kernicterus" and Bill Silverman:"Semper plangere".
The Infant Follow-up Club will host Terrie Inder, MD who will address ‘Neuroimaging of the Premature Brain at Term and Beyond: Research or Clinical Care?"
There is a great deal more that the PAS offers neonatologists and scientists interested in fetal and neonatal research.
Trainees will benefit from the a number of career development tracks offered on Friday, May 3rd.
Drug Shortages: Impact on the NICU
Stuart Levine, PharmD
The shortage of critical drugs is a serious national problem. Stuart Levine, Pharm D, Informatics Specialist at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices and a faculty member of the Vermont Oxford Network NICQ Collaboratives, describes the results of a survey on drug shortages at NICUs in the Collaborative and discusses strategies for mitigating the impact of these shortages and reducing the risks for medication errors.
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2013 Workshop on Perinatal Practice Strategies Post Script
Global Perinatal Health
Among a host of superb workshop offerings, there were a number of particularly noteworthy presentations, including: the Butterfield Lecture: Helping Babies Breathe: Wally Carlo, MD gave this year’s lecture in honor of Dr. Joe Butterfield. He presented striking data that demonstrated that a low cost approach ($2 per disability adjusted life year) to educating underdeveloped global communities about essential newborn resuscitation and care principles resulted in a 15-20% decrease in perinatal mortality. This work by Dr. Carlo and collaborators has been published in part in the New England Journal of Medicine (2010;362:614-23) and in Pediatrics (2010;126:e1064-71). Global Perinatal Health
Gender Equality in Medicine
In past years, the Section has welcomed speakers who have discussed different aspects of disparities in health care. This year, Robin Steinhorn, MD gave a powerful talk about the state of inequality of women within the medical profession (yes, that includes Pediatrics) and outlined some practical plans for redressing this. She reinforced the need for each of us to be knowledgeable and engaged in changing our environments so that our daughters will have equal opportunity in the future.
Update on ACA and Health Care Financing and Politics
Mark Del Monte, JD presented up-to-the-minute information about what is going on in Washington with respect to implementation of the ACA, and the positive effects that this legislation can have on the families and children we serve.
Neonatologists Must Sign Up for Medicaid Payment Increase
The Affordable Care Act includes a historic investment to expand access to health care for children, and we want to make sure you know about it. The ACA requires states to increase Medicaid payment for certain “primary care” Evaluation and Management codes (CPT 99201-99499) and vaccine codes to Medicare rates for services rendered in CYs 2013 and 2014. An American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) analysis of billing data estimates that pediatric neonatologists stand to receive an average 42.5 percent increase in Medicaid revenue as a result of the increase. More information
CHAPTER 7: Quality Improvement Opportunities in Intrapartum Care
Chapter 7 focuses on opportunities for improvement in intrapartum care. One of the highlights includes eliminating elective deliveries before 39 completed weeks, standardized protocols to responds to obstetrical emergencies and suggestions for monitoring oxytocin infusions. The last page includes a suggested check-list for oxytocin use in term singleton pregnancies.
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