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October 2014 Course Topics

Obstetric Course Topic: PRENATAL CARE


In addition to the overarching learning objectives, upon completion, the learner also will be able to:

  • Discuss how folic acid functions in the body.
  • List sources of folic acid in the diet and the role of food fortification in the prevention of birth defects. 
  • Identify recommended supplementation levels of folic acid.
  • Interpret the fetal heart rate tracing. (Fetal Monitoring participants only)


In addition to the overarching learning objectives, upon completion, the learner also will be able to:

  • State the 2012 CDC reference blood lead level.
  • List health impacts of perinatal exposure to lead.
  • Summarize key messages to share with pregnant women about lead poisoning prevention.
  • Interpret the fetal heart rate tracing. (Fetal Monitoring participants only)


In addition to the overarching learning objectives, upon completion, the learner also will be able to:

  • Explain the pathophysiology underlying premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
  • List criteria and tools used for the diagnosis of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
  • Describe treatments available for the treatment of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

Link to overarching course objectives:

Obstetric Fetal Monitoring



Sign up for the periFACTS® yearly program to access these credit-bearing courses!


2015 Piloters Wanted!

Want to try something new? Add to your professional portfolio? Be part of the periFACTS® team?

We are offering our participants the opportunity to pilot the 2015 periFACTS® program! We welcome all levels of nursing experience-from the novice to the expert.

PeriFACTS® uses the piloting to determine the value of contact hour credit to be awarded for each article/test segment. You are eligible to pilot the Obstetric and Fetal Monitoring course (OBEFM) and/or the Gynecology (GYN) course.

Pilot Details:
•  This is a one-year opportunity starting in November 2014 that pilots the January 2015 topics.
•  The pilot is completed at least one month prior to the segment posting on the Learning Management System (LMS).
•  We ask that you participate in at least 10 out of the 12 monthly segments.
•  Participants will receive the same contact hour credit as non-piloting participants.
•  Participants will be acknowledged as a periFACTS® contributor on our LMS and will receive a certificate of participation.

Are You Interested?
•  Click this link for more information and to submit your CNE Biographical Data and Conflict of Interest Form: periFACTS® Bio Form
•  Enter your username and password to logon. Once you logon, you will be taken directly to the form.
•  If the link doesn't work, you can find the form under the ABOUT US pull-down menu on the periFACTS® news page.

To register to be a pilot participant, return the completed form to periFACTS®. You can click the EMAIL FORM button to return or print and fax to (585)276-2080.

Availability is limited! Return your form ASAP!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Rhonda Platten
Phone: (585) 275-4624 or (800) 285-2366
Fax: (585) 276-2080

We're Exhibiting!

We are proud to be exhibiting at the 2014 ANCC MAGNET Conference from October 8-10 in Dallas, TX! Be sure to stop by our booth #1037 for special giveaways and exclusive discounts!

ANCC MAGNET Conference Convention 2014 Exhibitor


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

A 5oz Glass Benefits Red Wine Hess Book   Period Peace Menopause Book Mitlan Ross



2014 AWHONN Convention

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our Booth! It was a successful conference and was exciting speaking with current and prospective periFACTS® subscribers! See you next year in Long Beach, CA!



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 Rate2014 FNRM Textbook 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!

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