November 07, 2013 08:35 ET

PeriGen Webinar on Labor Progress Answers the Question: How Slow Is Too Slow?

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwired - Nov 7, 2013) -

Obstetrics (OB) physician expert Emily Hamilton, M.D., PeriGen's senior vice president of clinical research, and Shelly Lanagan, RNC-OB, C-EFM, MS, WHNP, Summit Healthcare's perinatal clinical care specialist, will co-present a free webinar titled "Labor Progress: How Slow Is Too Slow?" Chief nursing officers, OB physicians and nurses, labor and delivery (L&D) managers, educators, staff nurses, patient safety advocates, risk managers and other L&D care stakeholders are invited to register. The webinar will explore recent research and data on long labor progression and will present actual labor dystocia cases submitted by attendees.

The webcast is part of PeriGen's inaugural "Excellence in Perinatal Care Webinar Series" created to explore methods to optimize L&D care excellence for mothers and infants.

Long labor underlies many obstetrical complications. Determining how long is "too long" before intervention is needed is a clinical challenge. This webinar addresses that question in addition to describing how nighttime influences birth outcomes and how these combined factors might influence staffing decisions. 

The webcast will further cover advanced concepts in labor progress and will include recent findings regarding circadian rhythms. Interesting labor dystocia cases submitted by attendees will augment the webcast's interactive dialogue. 

Attendees will learn:

  • The limitations of the standard labor curves
  • Lessons the aviation industry can teach us about improving labor
  • The impact of circadian rhythms on labor complications

Emily Hamilton, M.D., senior vice president of clinical research, PeriGen
Shelly Lanagan, RNC-OB, C-EFM, MS, WHNP, perinatal clinical care specialist, Summit Healthcare
 Post-event interviews can be arranged.  

Noon to 1 p.m. EST, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

To register for the complimentary webinar, click here.

PeriGen, Inc., is an innovative provider of fetal surveillance systems employing patented, pattern-recognition and obstetrics technologies that empower perinatal clinicians to make confident, real-time decisions about the mothers and babies in their care. PeriGen's customer-centric team of clinicians and technologists builds the most advanced systems available to augment obstetric decision-making and improve communications among the clinical team at the point of care, while supporting data flow between healthcare IT systems.

Contact Information

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    Angela Jenkins
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    PeriGen Contact:
    Suzanne Trajkoski
    Marketing Director
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