Spotlight on Perinatal Quality Collaboratives
In honor of National Birth Defects Prevention Month, CDC Learning Connection features the Perinatal Quality Collaboratives (PQC’s). PQCs are networks of perinatal care providers and public health professionals working to improve pregnancy outcomes for women and newborns. Many states have active collaboratives, and others are in development. CDC worked with statewide PQCs to develop a series of webinars focused on specific quality improvement initiatives. Access the no-cost webinars and earn free continuing education.
Having a Healthy Baby – Focus on Five
The Michigan Department of Community Health’s Bureau of Epidemiology and Ohio Department of Health’s Bureau for Children with Special Needs are offering self-study trainings for healthcare providers interested in improving the preconception and interconception health of women of childbearing age. These self-studies provide information and resources addressing some common risk factors for poor reproductive outcomes, with a particular emphasis on recognizing and decreasing the risk for birth defects. Having a Healthy Baby—Focus on Five is a free distance-learning course available in CDC TRAIN. The course currently has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars (127 reviews). Access the course and earn free CNE.
3-Day Ebola Safety Training Course for Healthcare Workers Going to West Africa
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Web-Based Personal Protective Equipment Training
New web-based training demonstrates the procedures described in CDC guidance for donning and doffing (i.e., putting on and taking off) personal protective equipment (PPE) for all healthcare providers entering the room of a patient hospitalized with known or suspected Ebola virus disease (Ebola). The training provides practical tools for healthcare providers preparing to manage or currently managing patients with Ebola in U.S. healthcare facilities. Get these web-based training tools, which are also available through CDC TRAIN.