What's New Happy Holidays from periFACTS®! Save 10% off in our store on Books, Individual Course (which include Nursing Contact Hours,) Videos, and our New Provider subscriptions*. Learn more: Happy-Holidays-Sale December 2014 Course Topics Obstetric Course Topic: Kidney Disease in Pregnancy Article 1: NEPHROLITHIASIS IN PREGNANCY In addition to the overarching learning objectives, upon completion, the learner also will be able to: Describe physiologic changes of pregnancy that heighten the risk for renal stone formation. Identify signs and symptoms to diagnose nephrolithiasis in the pregnant population. List imaging techniques and treatments for renal calculi in pregnancy. Interpret the fetal heart rate tracing. (Fetal Monitoring participants only) Article 2: RENAL FUNCTION IN PREGNANCY In addition to the overarching learning objectives, upon completion, the learner also will be able to: Explain the function of the cortical and juxtamedullary portions of the nephron. Describe the role of the nephron in regulating blood pressure. Explain the relationship between plasma oncotic pressure and physiologic/pathologic edema of pregnancy. Interpret the fetal heart rate tracing. (Fetal Monitoring participants only) Gynecology Course Topic: URINARY TRACT INFECTION IN POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN In addition to the overarching learning objectives, upon completion, the learner also will be able to: Define uncomplicated and complicated urinary tract infections. Discuss the management of asymptomatic bacteriuria. Describe the diagnostic criteria for urinary tract infection in postmenopausal women. Outline the different strategies for managing reinfections and persistent infections. Link to overarching course objectives: Obstetric Fetal Monitoring Antepartum/Postpartum Gynecology Sign up for the periFACTS® yearly program to access these credit-bearing courses! Word Search As part of National Game & Puzzle Week, here is a free, OB/GYN-themed Word Search. Enjoy! Word Search Puzzle 2014 & 2015 Topics Check out our 2014 topics and planned 2015 Topics* for the periFACTS® OB/GYN Academy's annual program. *2015 topics subject to change without notice. New Books in Our Store Check out our new additions to our Book section in our store! Our new books cover women's health topics, including menopause and the benefits of red wine. Books Section Link New - periFACTS® Library periFACTS® now is making its content available to those who do not participate in our program. After our learning materials (articles and review tests) close for our participants, they will be available for purchase on our store. Nursing contact hours are included. The Menopause Minute Starting in September 2013, we proudly added an additional article to our monthly periFACTS® program; The Menopause Minute. Each month, the Menopause Minute will provide readers with a short discussion regarding various aspects on the menopause transition. Another added benefit to subscribing to out monthly periFACTS® program! Sign up today in our store! NEW - periFACTS® Classics Looking to earn additional Nursing Contact Hours? The periFACTS® Classics are individual articles and review tests that offer nursing contact hours on a variety of topics. Visit our store for more information and to browse all topics. Our New Book is Here! We are pleased to announce the release of our new fetal monitoring textbook, Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Pathophysiology and Practice! Completely revised to update terminology and to include the most up-to-date information on maternal and fetal physiology and its use in interpretation of fetal assessment Now in color, making fetal heart rate tracings easier to see and interpret Review questions at the end of every chapter New clinical case studies to test your fetal heart rate interpretation skills Order online through our store or send in this order form to get your copy!