PEC Educational Partners
Professional Education Center is honored and excited to work with a number of partners with the goal of advancing continuing education and safety in the care of mothers and babies. We work with a wide verity of companies and foundations that we believe share the same goals as we do here at Professional Education Center. We have the pleasure of with working different types of businesses including small nonprofit agencies and larger for-profit companies. All provide patient and/or professional continuing education resources.
We welcome our guests to this page to further explore opportunities with our partners.
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SSEP Is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation formed to promote diabetes and pregnancy guidelines through education. The guidelines are based on the highly successful Sweet Success Model of Care. The SSEP Board of Directors oversees the management of assets to ensure that the purpose of SSEP is carried out. The Advisory Council Members, comprised of experts in the fields of nursing, nutrition, social work, and medicine, provide the knowledge and expertise to maintain the quality of the professional education materials developed and services provided.
Log on to their site to find both patient educational materials that will ease your clinical practice and professional education resources with updated guidelines and the ability to earn CE credits.
ICP is a group of liver disorders specific to pregnancy which interfere with the flow of bile. Bile is a substance produced by the cells of the liver to aid in the digestion of fats. During the normal liver function, the bile which is produced is transported out of the cells and into the bile duct by special pumps. During Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy, the cells are unable to transport the bile out of the cells normally, which leads to bile acids building up in the blood. Elevated bile acids in the blood are associated with increased risk to the unborn baby. It is important to note that Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy is not a single disorder, but a heterogeneous group of many different disorders which all lead to elevated bile acids. This means that the disorder presents very differently in different affected women. 80% of cases are diagnosed in the third trimester, about 10% in the second trimester, and about 10% in the first trimester, with documented cases as early as 8 weeks pregnant.
OBIX is an employee-owned, medical software company, located in Elgin, IL (a northwest suburb of Chicago). Since 1997, we have been dedicated to providing a successful perinatal software solution to our customers. We understand that no two customers are alike – that each relationship needs to be fostered through collaboration. PEC collaborates with OBIX on their Educational Webinar Series Developed exclusively for CCSI customers, OBIX system Webinars provide conveniently, Educational Webinars are regularly scheduled and presented by clinical experts. These live CE Webinars serve to refresh update your knowledge in the most important subject areas of obstetrics. You also get the opportunity to ask questions. Each Webinar is approximately 1 hour long followed by 15 minutes of questions and answers.
The Electronic Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring program introduces a comprehensive, systematic, evidence-based approach to standardized intrapartum fetal heart rate interpretation and management that reflects the consensus in the medical literature, is practical, and teachable.
Unlike other fetal heart rate monitoring education programs, this course moves past the definitions into how to interpret and manage the information being received—and how to use that information to help make critical clinical decisions.
By the end of this course, you should be able to articulate a comprehensive, thoughtful, reasonable fetal heart rate management plan, and provide information regarding fetal heart rate monitoring to your patients and peers that is consistent and factually accurate.
Our mission is to reduce maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy by providing patient support and education, raising public awareness, catalyzing research and improving healthcare practices. We envision a world where preeclampsia no longer threatens the lives of mothers and babies.
A Note from Cindy Parke, Director of Professional Education Center
“Through our affiliation with Preeclampsia.org, I became aware of the Champions for Change 2019 Summit. Upon further exploration, PEC has added MoMMA’s Voices to our Educational Partners page in support of their efforts. PEC encourages nurses to be aware of this grassroots patient advocacy coalition. I know we all share their goal of reducing maternal morbidity and mortality. How we get to the attainment of that goal must be through a concerted effort of collaboration with the Mommas we care for. Please visit their website and listen to their voices, explore their concerns, and be prepared for their questions. I strongly believe that the nurse at the bedside is the essential player in putting the pieces together, including maternal wisdom, and recognizing maternal/fetal compromise because of presence.”
PEC teams up with Simtics to offer our student’s module Simulation, 3D anatomy, video, text, and quizzes.
Everything you need at your fingertips to learn, practice and test your clinical skills. With Simtics you have easy access to 24/7 virtual learning, Progress Tracking and it’s Cost Effective.
THE OBG PROJECT For Providers, By Providers
The primary educational and social resource for women’s healthcare professionals.
The ObG Project offers a user-friendly website, which can provide the information you need, quickly and easily accessible on your mobile device or at your desk, while you are in between patients or catching a few minutes on your commute home. They are a passionate community of women’s health care professionals who want to provide you with evidence-based and oriented to professional standards and guidelines. Easily searchable without endless tapping or clicking. Practical and action-oriented – “what you need when you need it”. Engaging and impactful for providers, both inside and outside of the office. Click the link below to see more The ObG Project and what they offer.
PEC is excited to collaborate with KKAmerica; Kyoto Kagaku America, Inc. and to utilize their Ultrasound training phantoms within the Women’s Health Ultrasound seminars. KKAmerica has far more to offer with a range of innovative training simulators for the pregnancy period to the neonatal period.
Kyoto Kagaku products have been accepted worldwide and have contributed to all levels of scientific education, academic research and the rapidly expanding world of simulation. To meet the needs of educational equipment that effectively reveal the complexities of the human body, Kyoto Kagaku thrives to produce items that help present medical knowledge as a tangible and accessible resource. In doing so, creativity and craftsmanship are held at equal value in our facilities, and all of our simulators are carefully handcrafted to ensure the highest quality and attention to detail.
For a full list of our Host Hospitals, please refer to our Educational Partners Page