In the spotlight
New Name for SoPPe?From the Chair - Renate Savich, MD
Did you know that when you get to the American Academy of Pediatrics Website and search for NEONATAL, that our section does not appear? We are boarded in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine by the ABP, yet we are the Section on Perinatal Pediatrics. This was further emphasized to me at the Spring Workshop when an AAP leader kept referring to us as perinatologists, not neonatologists. I propose that we change our name to Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (SoNPM). Thoughts on this? Email me.
IN THE NEWS
Revealing Medical Errors
“One of the most difficult experiences for any doctor or nurse is when they realize that they have made a mistake that has harmed a patient. In the past, mistakes were seldom disclosed to patients.” However, new information would suggest we should be honest and open with families-with full disclosure. A recent article in Pediatrics discusses this difficult area.
Statistics: Always More to Learn!
Recent advances in science have included the introduction of increasingly sophisticated biostatistical methods and better understanding of the strengths and limitations of existing methods. Fortunately, leaders in the field are now reaching out to advance understanding of the appropriate application of such methods. The following are a representative sample of such publications.
Baby Steps to Home
A Guide to Prepare NICU Parents for Home
Baby Steps to Home was created to standardize the discharge pathway NICU nurses use to educate parents about their baby’s condition and prepare them to take their baby home. In each step, nurses will find evidence-based PDFs for their own education and easy-to-understand, editable documents that can be printed and handed to parents following a discussion.
Workshop on Perinatal Strategies
Another outstanding meeting for anyone involved in neonatal medicine! Topics include evidence-based parent counseling and intensive care for extremely premature infants, probiotics “pro and con”, meta-analysis of RCTs and several workshops.
Look to the Right Side of this Webpage
This month we feature inks under Journals and Publications
Monthly topics of interest to neonatologists and others.
New Website Feature!
Current Articles of Interest
The Perinatal Section Website Working Group has posted all new monthly Articles of Interest to neonatologists from the top journals. Access this website first to find the most recent clinical trials and research related to neonatology.
Cochrane Neonatal Reviews - Try this Featured Link!
This link to the Cochrane Neonatal Reviews has the latest meta-analysis of evidenced based medicine for neonatology.
Check it out!
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AAP Perinatal Coding Experts, Ed Liechty and Stephen Pearlman answer your questions
A baby boy is born at 28 weeks weighing 1550 grams. He initially has respiratory distress requiring mechanical ventilation and surfactant replacement. By day 3 he weighs 1420 grams, continues to have respiratory distress requiring 2L HFNC.
The correct code for day 3 is:
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.
ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Spring Perinatal Practice Strategies Workshop
March 27-29, 2015
National Conference & Exhibition
October 24-27, 2015
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