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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, October 28th 2022
    Oct 28, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM CDT
    Online class
    *Online Course* hosted by Loyola APC 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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  • Maternal–Newborn and Inpatient Obstetrics Certification Preparation Course  online, November 7, 8, & 14
    Nov 07, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    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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  •  Fundamentals of Fetal Monitoring, November 16th 2022
    Nov 16, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Online class
    *Online Course* hosted by Northwestern APC 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 28, 2022
    Nov 28, 8:00 AM CST – Nov 29, 4:30 PM CST
    Online class
    *Online Course* hosted by University of Chicago and Northwest Illinois-Rockford APC. 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 14th 2022
    Dec 14, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Online class
    *Online Course* hosted by UIC and Rush APC 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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  • 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 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

Teamwork
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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

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

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