In the spotlight
The January 2014 issue of Pediatrics has published several Policy Statements and Clinical Reports by the Committee on Fetus and Newborm of great interest to neonatologists.
IN THE NEWS
Selection committees for three national awards from the Section on Perinatal Pediatrics of the American Academy of Pediatrics are now accepting nomination materials. All nominations and supporting documentation must be received by March 14th, 2014.
The Apgar Award honors an individual whose career has had a significant and continuing influence on the well-being of newborn infants.
The National Neonatal Education Award honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions to education in neonatal-perinatal medicine.
The Landmark Award honors an individual who has made a seminal contribution, which has had a major impact on Neonatal-Perinatal practice.
Call for Associate Editors for SOPPe Neonatal Webpage
The SOPPe Website Committee is interested in recruiting several neonatologists to help locate timely articles of interest and of high quality for neonatologists in the current literature. Please send your CV and a brief sentence to Renate Savich.
April 4-6, 2014
Workshop on Perinatal Practice Strategies-Innovation with Evidence
The Workshop on Perinatal Practice Strategies was created to provide a forum for addressing practice issues in neonatal/perinatal medicine. This year the meeting will also feature a workshop on advanced neonatal resuscitation using high fidelity simulation, lead by members of the AAP NRP and HBB Steering committees. All participants will have hands on experience and learn development of scenarios, communication skills and debriefing techniques.
You should attend the workshop if you are a:
• Practicing neonatologist
• NICU medical director or division chief
• Teaching program director
• Resident or fellow
• Advanced practice nurse
• Other pediatric professional responsible for the delivery of care to the fetus and newborn
2014 Neonatal Resuscitation Program®
Research Grant and Young Investigator Award
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Neonatal Resuscitation Program® (NRP) is pleased to announce the availability of the 2014 Neonatal Resuscitation Program Research Grant and the NRP Young Investigator Award. The awards are designed to support basic science, clinical, education, or epidemiological research pertaining to the broad area of neonatal resuscitation.
Physicians-in-training or individuals within four years of completing fellowship training are eligible to apply for up to $15,000 through the NRP Young Investigator Award.
MOC ELBW and Hypothermia
The Perinatal Section has developed a Part IV MOC module for neonatologists aimed at reducing hypothermia in ELBW infants. This module is free for all AAP Section members.
These authors aimed to attain admission temperatures in the target range of 36°C to 38°C in>90% of inborn VLBW neonates through implementation of a thermoregulation bundle. This quality improvement project extended over 60 consecutive months, using sequential plan–do–check–act cycles. They found this thermoregulation bundle resulted in sustained improvement in normothermia rates during delivery room stabilization of VLBW newborns.
AAP Perinatal Coding Experts, Gil Martin, Stephen Pearlman and others, answer your questions.
A Coding Question from Dr. William Stratton
1000 gram 28 week infant now a month old on low flow cannula and caffeine for stable apnea of prematurity, in an isolette for thermal support, on continuous electronic heart rate and oxygen saturation monitoring and gavage fed. Neonatologist and NNP are part of same practice group. This Non-critical care infant evaluated and a focused physical assessment done by NP before bedside rounds with MD, neonatal dietician, social service and nursing. Infant's bedside nurse presents patient and team discusses current status and plans for the day. Any pertinent physical findings from NP exam are verified by the MD. Plans for day and any longer range plans discussed with team. All this occurs at bedside during collaborative rounds. NP documents these findings and plan for day in daily progress note in EMR. MD reviews note, makes any corrections, additions, or clarifications and comments, appends the appropriate attestation statement and signs and then bills for the day under his name. The note clearly delineates MD contribution to that days’ assessment and plan and his agreement or disagreement with NP's assessment. Any problem with this shared care in a non-critical patient? Does MD need to do his own focused physical assessment after reviewing and agreeing with NP's findings?
what is the Section on perinatal pediatrics?
The Section on Perinatal Pediatrics is the home organization for specialists in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and also welcomes affiliate members working in related disciplines. At a membership of nearly 3,500, the Section is the largest specialty subgroup of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Section's highest priority is to ensure optimal health and well-being of babies and mothers and this is accomplished through the Section's core activities in the realms of advocacy, education, outreach and support of clinicians and researchers.
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