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Perinatal Outreach Educators of Illinois
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Working together to optimize maternal and neonatal health.

POEI is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization of nurse educators committed to improving perinatal outcomes in the State of Illinois.

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Courses

  •  Fundamentals of Fetal Monitoring, August 11th
    Aug 11, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Online class
    *Online Course* to register, do not use internet explorer This course is for novice registered nurses who will be providing fetal monitoring to antepartum and intrapartum patients. This course is offered only to RNs working within Illinois Perinatal Networks.
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  •  Fundamentals of Fetal Monitoring, Sept 15th
    Sep 15, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Online class
    *Online Course* to register, do not use internet explorer This course is for novice registered nurses who will be providing fetal monitoring to antepartum and intrapartum patients. This course is offered only to RNs working within Illinois Perinatal Networks.
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  • EFM Certification Preparation Course Friday Sept 17th
    Fri, Sep 17
    Zoom Format to be sent via email.
    Sep 17, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Format to be sent via email.
    This is a virtual advanced 8-hour course designed to assist the health care provider prepare for the NCC Electronic Fetal Monitoring Subspecialty Certification computer-based examination. A detailed electronic handout is provided and sample test questions are discussed.
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  • Maternal–Newborn and Inpatient Obstetrics Certification Preparation Course  online, Oct 7th, 8th & 15th
    Oct 07, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Zoom Format to be sent via email.
    This is an advanced course to assist the nurse eligible for certification by the NCC to prepare and sit for the computer-based Maternal Newborn or Inpatient Obstetrics Examination. This is a hybrid offering of in person and virtual. Do not use internet explorer when registering
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  •  Fundamentals of Fetal Monitoring, October 18th
    Oct 18, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Online class
    *Online Course* to register, do not use internet explorer This course is for novice registered nurses who will be providing fetal monitoring to antepartum and intrapartum patients. This course is offered only to RNs working within Illinois Perinatal Networks.
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  •  Fundamentals of Fetal Monitoring, November 16th
    Nov 16, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Online class
    *Online Course* to register, do not use internet explorer This course is for novice registered nurses who will be providing fetal monitoring to antepartum and intrapartum patients. This course is offered only to RNs working within Illinois Perinatal Networks.
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  •  Fundamentals of Fetal Monitoring, December 9th
    Dec 09, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Online class
    *Online Course* to register, do not use internet explorer This course is for novice registered nurses who will be providing fetal monitoring to antepartum and intrapartum patients. This course is offered only to RNs working within Illinois Perinatal Networks.
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  • EFM Certification Preparation Course Friday, January 21, 2022
    Fri, Jan 21
    Zoom Format to be sent via email.
    Jan 21, 2022, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Zoom Format to be sent via email.
    This is a virtual advanced 8-hour course designed to assist the health care provider prepare for the NCC Electronic Fetal Monitoring Subspecialty Certification computer-based examination. A detailed electronic handout is provided and sample test questions are discussed.
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  • Maternal–Newborn and Inpatient Obstetrics Certification Preparation Course  online, Feb 24, 25 & March 4
    Feb 24, 2022, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Zoom Format to be sent via email.
    This is an advanced course to assist the nurse eligible for certification by the NCC to prepare and sit for the computer-based Maternal Newborn or Inpatient Obstetrics Examination. This is a hybrid offering of in person and virtual. Do not use internet explorer when registering
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  • Maternal–Newborn and Inpatient Obstetrics Certification Preparation Course  online, April 28, 29 & May 6
    Apr 28, 2022, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
    Zoom Format to be sent via email.
    This is an advanced course to assist the nurse eligible for certification by the NCC to prepare and sit for the computer-based Maternal Newborn or Inpatient Obstetrics Examination. This is a hybrid offering of in person and virtual. Do not use internet explorer when registering
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  • Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Review Course
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    This course is designed for the neonatal intensive care nurse preparing to take the certification exam. The course begins with a review of the test plan, practice requirements and test-taking strategies as well as how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls made during study preparation and answering
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About

The Perinatal Outreach Educators of Illinois (POEI) is a planning and action group comprised of educators from  designated Level III hospitals which represent the 10 perinatal

networks in the State of Illinois.


The purpose of the organization is to collaboratively and collectively address educational issues which impact perinatal outcomes in Illinois. This group meets four times a year to network, develop programs, share information and discuss

state initiatives and programs.


POEI works collaboratively with the grantees of the administrative perinatal centers on  statewide quality improvement programs to address identified issues of morbidity and mortality, e.g. decreasing the number of preterm deliveries and low birth weight infants, eliminating elective deliveries of less than 39 weeks gestation, and breastfeeding intitatives. 

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Background

The State of Illinois has a comprehensive system of inpatient perinatal services which operates within a regionally integrated framework. The perinatal regionalization program was created to provide optimal care throughout pregnancy and early infancy in order to improve the health of women and infants. It is designed to maximize outcomes and to promote appropriate use of services and resources. Each region has a perinatal center that is required to establish and maintain a structure that ensures continuous quality improvement in perinatal care. This structure provides and coordinates an integrated program of quality improvement activities. These activities identify important aspects of perinatal care by collecting data on performance and taking necessary actions to solve problems or otherwise improve the quality and effectiveness of perinatal patient care in the regional system.

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Goals

Collaboration, Promotion, and Education

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Collaboration

To facilitate collaboration and communication between

Perinatal Outreach Educators

Promotion

To promote the highest standards of perinatal nursing practice and education

Education

To provide educational offerings which promote the professional development of perinatal healthcare providers

Methodology

The State of Illinois has a comprehensive system of inpatient perinatal services which operates within a regionally integrated framework. The perinatal regionalization program was created to provide optimal care throughout pregnancy and early infancy in order to improve the health of women and infants. It is designed to maximize outcomes and to promote appropriate use of services and resources. Each region has a perinatal center that is required to establish and maintain a structure that ensures continuous quality improvement in perinatal care. This structure provides and coordinates an integrated program of quality improvement activities. These activities identify important aspects of perinatal care by collecting data on performance and taking necessary actions to solve problems or otherwise improve the quality and effectiveness of perinatal patient care in the regional system.

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Outcomes

The effectiveness of this collaborative approach is difficult to measure, however high program enrollments and satisfactory evaluations are one method. The ultimate measure of success would be a reduction of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Those statistics can only be quantified in years to come. The goal of POEI is to provide comprehensive, high quality education programs for perinatal providers in the State of Illinois through communication, collaboration and sharing of resources.

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Perinatal Networks

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John H. Stroger Jr. Perinatal Center of Cook County

312-864-0301

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Loyola University Perinatal Center

708-327-9050

https://www.loyolamedicine.org/womens-services/perinatal-network

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North Central Perinatal Center OSF St. Francis

 309-624-8885

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Northwest Illinois Perinatal Center Rockford

815-971-6359

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Northwestern-Evanston-Lurie Perinatal Center

 -Northwestern University Hospital 312-472-3780

- Northshore University Health System Evanston Hospital 847-570—1183 

- Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago 312-227-1440

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Rush/ Advocate Illinois Masonic Perinatal Center

312-942-6810

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South Central Illinois Perinatal Center 
HSHS St. John’s Hospital

217-757-6394

https://www.scipn.org/

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Southern Illinois Perinatal Center

314-577-5317

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University of Illinois Perinatal Center

312-996-4390

go.uic.edu/perinatalcourses

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