What's New March 2015 Course Topics Obstetric Course Topic: COMMUNICATION WITH PATIENTS AND PROVIDERS Article 1: Communication: It’s Not Just What You Say In addition to the overarching learning objectives, upon completion, the learner also will be able to: Define patient-centered communication. List elements of effective communication. Describe the importance of clinical communication in safe patient care. Interpret the fetal heart rate tracing. (Fetal Monitoring participants only) Article 2: Opportunities and Challenges When Caring for Deaf Patients and Their Families In addition to the overarching learning objectives, upon completion, the learner also will be able to: Describe the prevalence of Deaf patients in society. Explain barriers to health delivery for the Deaf patient. Provide a strategy for communicating with a Deaf patient. Interpret the fetal heart rate tracing. (Fetal Monitoring participants only) Gynecology Course Topic: ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE In addition to the overarching learning objectives, upon completion, the learner also will be able to: Describe the typical presentation of an individual with Alzheimer’s disease. Outline the prevalence of the disease and describe its particular challenges for women. Identify current approaches to diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease List promising avenues for future research. Link to overarching course objectives: Obstetric Fetal Monitoring Antepartum/Postpartum Gynecology Sign up for the periFACTS® yearly program to access these credit-bearing courses! No Start-up Fee! We are now offering our Online Continuing Education program with no start-up fees, effective 3/2/15! Each new, individual or group subscriber will receive a free, electronic welcome guide that includes an electronic copy of our Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Pathophysiology and Practice textbook and our “Getting Started” guide. Hard copies of our textbook are available for order at a special member’s price of only $53.96 and includes FREE Shipping and Handling! Not valid on previous purchases. New Books in Our Store Visit our new Book Shelf in our secure, online store to view our selection of books on a variety of topics, including OB/GYN, women's health and leadership. Store Link 2016 Topics We are excited to announce our topics planned for our 2016 periFACTS Online Continuing Education program for the Obstetrics program. 2016 Topic List 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 - 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. menoPAUSE Medicine 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!