Perinatal Outreach Educators of Illinois
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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- Wed, Apr 12Highland Park Hospital-NorthShore
- Mon, May 08Zoom Format to be sent via email.May 08, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM CDTZoom 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 course is all virtual. Do not use internet explorer when registering
- Mon, Aug 14Zoom Format to be sent via email.Aug 14, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM CDTZoom 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.
- Maternal–Newborn and Inpatient Obstetrics Certification Preparation Course online, November 6, 7, & 13, 2023Mon, Nov 06Zoom Format to be sent via email.Nov 06, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM CSTZoom 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 course is all virtual. Do not use internet explorer when registering
The Perinatal Outreach Educators of Illinois (POEI) is a planning and action group comprised of nurse educators and professionals 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 multiple times a year to network, develop programs, share information and discuss
state initiatives and programs.
POEI works collaboratively within the state of IL 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 initiatives.
Collaboration, Promotion, and Education
To facilitate collaboration and communication between
To promote the highest standards of perinatal nursing practice and education
To provide educational offerings which promote the professional development of perinatal healthcare providers
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.
John H. Stroger Jr. Perinatal Center of Cook County
Loyola University Perinatal Center
North Central Perinatal Center OSF St. Francis
Northwest Illinois Perinatal Center Rockford
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
Rush/ Advocate Illinois Masonic Perinatal Center