Inspiration Station: 3 New Teaching Resources from APGO
It’s that “Magic Number” from Schoolhouse Rock, the noblest of all digits according to Pythagoras, and the number of points scored by Chicago Bulls point guard John Paxson in his famous championship-winning shot during Game 6 of the 1993 NBA finals. The number three has a recurring role in significant moments of history, science, and culture, often symbolizing idealistic concepts of totality, unity and continuity. So, on this third day of May, we’re excited to tell you about three new APGO resources, featuring topics essential to today’s women’s healthcare providers, for teaching third-years, PGY-3s, and all other learners throughout the medical education continuum.
A Case-Based Series on the Zika Virus: Patient Counseling, Diagnosis, and Management (2016)
The Zika virus has made national headlines both for the speed with which it has spread throughout the Americas and the effect it can have on fetuses of women who contract the virus. Through there is yet much to learn about Zika, healthcare providers require information to effectively diagnose and counsel patients.
This interactive, case-based teaching module is for use by obstetrician-gynecologist educators in instructing medical students and residents about the Zika virus and how to prevent exposure for patients at risk. The cases highlight current guidelines from the CDC (as of October 2016) to help ob-gyns provide optimal care for their patients. Given the timeliness of this topic, the cases may also be helpful for healthcare providers wishing to observe current guidelines.
Management of Patients at Risk for Preterm Birth (2017) CME
This interactive case-based teaching module is for use by obstetrician-gynecologist educators in instructing medical students and residents to help them understand common issues that may arise in women who present with preterm labor and who are at risk for preterm birth. As the module is based on the latest research evidence, clinical guidelines, and expert opinion, it also serves as a valuable resource for practicing physicians and other healthcare professionals, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Preterm birth, defined by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as birth occurring between 20 0/7 and 36 6/7 weeks of gestation, is the leading cause of perinatal mortality and morbidity in the United States and affects approximately 1 in 10 infants. Preterm labor precedes half of preterm births, but more than half of women who deliver preterm do not have identifiable risk factors.
This teaching module summarizes current standards of care and knowledge to detect preterm labor and prevent preterm birth to improve physician competence in providing optimal care for patients.
Induction of Labor (2017)
This interactive case-based teaching module is for use by obstetrician-gynecologist educators in instructing medical students and residents in understanding common issues that may arise during labor and delivery. As the module is based on the latest research evidence, clinical guidelines and expert opinion, it also serves as a valuable resource for practicing physicians and other healthcare professionals, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Although many women proceed through labor and delivery uneventfully, it is important for medical students and residents to understand how to handle common scenarios such as trial of labor after previous cesarean delivery (TOLAC), an unfavorable cervix, and induction and augmentation of labor. This teaching module summarizes current practices and knowledge for labor and delivery to help ob-gyns provide optimal care for their patients.
Visit the Educational Series on Women’s Health Issues to access our 3 new modules!