What's New February 2015 Course Topics Obstetric Course Topic: INFECTIONS IN PREGNANCY Article 1: VIRAL INFECTIONS DURING PREGNANCY In addition to the overarching learning objectives, upon completion, the learner also will be able to: Describe clinical characteristics of cytomegalovirus, varicella-zoster virus, parvovirus, and rubella in pregnancy. List laboratory detection methods used to detect cytomegalovirus, varicella-zoster virus, parvovirus, and rubella. Explain the viral origin, transmission, diagnosis, fetal effects, and perinatal management of cytomegalovirus, varicella-zoster virus, parvovirus, and rubella. Interpret the fetal heart rate tracing. (Fetal Monitoring participants only) Article 2: SYPHILIS IN PREGNANCY In addition to the overarching learning objectives, upon completion, the learner also will be able to: Describe the pathogenesis associated with congenital syphilis. List the adverse outcomes associated with congenital syphilis. Outline the screening and treatment recommendations for syphilis in pregnancy. Interpret the fetal heart rate tracing. (Fetal Monitoring participants only) Gynecology Course Topic: UROGENITAL GONORRHEA AND CHLAMYDIA In addition to the overarching learning objectives, upon completion, the learner also will be able to: Describe potential long-term consequences of untreated gonorrhea and chlamydial infections. Outline the screening guidelines for gonorrhea and chlamydial infections. Explain how to treat gonorrhea and chlamydial infections. Communicate the importance of expedited partner therapy and how to provide it. Link to overarching course objectives: Obstetric Fetal Monitoring Antepartum/Postpartum Gynecology Sign up for the periFACTS® yearly program to access these credit-bearing courses! Free Trial - Antepartum/Postpartum We are happy to announce we have expanded our FREE trial to our PeriFACTS® Online Continuing Education program to include our Antepartum/Postpartum course. Trial subscribers will now have the option to choose from either our Obstetrics with Fetal Monitoring or our Antepartum/Postpartum courses to preview. Our Gynecology course is included in both programs. We also offer Nursing Contact Hour credit for the successful completion of our courses during your trial period. Learn more Word Search As part of National Game & Puzzle Week, here is a free, OB/GYN-themed Word Search. Enjoy! Word Search Puzzle 2015 Topics Check out our 2015 Topics* for the periFACTS® OB/GYN Academy's annual online continuing education 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!