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Perinatal Outreach Educators of Illinois
Welcomes You

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

  • Low Risk Neonatal Nursing Exam Review (Live Webinar)
    Low Risk Neonatal Nursing Exam Review (Live Webinar)
    Wed, Aug 28
    Low Risk Neonatal Nursing Exam Review (Live
    Aug 28, 2024, 9:00 AM CDT – Aug 29, 2024, 5:30 PM CDT
    Low Risk Neonatal Nursing Exam Review (Live
    Aug 28, 2024, 9:00 AM CDT – Aug 29, 2024, 5:30 PM CDT
    Low Risk Neonatal Nursing Exam Review (Live
    This course is designed for nurses who wish to take the NCC Certification Examination to obtain RNC-LRN designation provided by MedEd. Follow link below to register!
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  • Maternal–Newborn and Inpatient Obstetrics Certification Preparation Course online 9/9, 9/10 (& 9/16 for inpatient)
    Maternal–Newborn and Inpatient Obstetrics Certification Preparation Course online 9/9, 9/10 (& 9/16 for inpatient)
    Mon, Sep 09
    Zoom Format to be sent via email.
    Sep 09, 2024, 8:00 AM CDT – Sep 10, 2024, 4:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Format to be sent via email.
    Sep 09, 2024, 8:00 AM CDT – Sep 10, 2024, 4:30 PM CDT
    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 course is all virtual. Do not use internet explorer when registering
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  • EFM Certification Preparation Course Monday, October 7, 2024
    EFM Certification Preparation Course Monday, October 7, 2024
    Mon, Oct 07
    Zoom Format to be sent via email.
    Oct 07, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM CDT
    Zoom Format to be sent via email.
    Oct 07, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:30 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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  • AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Instructor Workshop Sponsored by POEI
    AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Instructor Workshop Sponsored by POEI
    Thu, Oct 24
    Highland Park Hospital-Endeavor
    Oct 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
    Highland Park Hospital-Endeavor, 777 Park Ave W, Highland Park, IL 60035, USA
    Oct 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
    Highland Park Hospital-Endeavor, 777 Park Ave W, Highland Park, IL 60035, USA
    The workshop prepares participants to teach the Intermediate Course. This course is the initial step for individuals who wish to become approved AWHONN FHM Program Instructors.
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  • AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Instructor Workshop Sponsored by POEI
    AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring Instructor Workshop Sponsored by POEI
    Thu, Nov 14
    Highland Park Hospital-Endeavor
    Nov 14, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM CST
    Highland Park Hospital-Endeavor, 777 Park Ave W, Highland Park, IL 60035, USA
    Nov 14, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM CST
    Highland Park Hospital-Endeavor, 777 Park Ave W, Highland Park, IL 60035, USA
    The workshop prepares participants to teach the Intermediate Course. This course is the initial step for individuals who wish to become approved AWHONN FHM Program Instructors.
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About

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. 

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Goals

Collaboration, Promotion, and Education

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Collaboration

To facilitate collaboration and communication between

Perinatal 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

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

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Loyola University Perinatal Center

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North Central Perinatal Center OSF St. Francis

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Northwest Illinois Perinatal Center Rockford

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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

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

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Southern Illinois Perinatal Center

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University of Chicago Perinatal Center

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University of Illinois Perinatal Center

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