Should We Try to Save 22 Weekers?
Miami Neonatology 2019—43rd Annual International Conference

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Survival rates are improving for neonates born at ≤22 weeks through implementation of innovative active lifesaving treatment protocols. The most significant common denominator to improve the chance of survival is having an actual resuscitation plan in place. John D. Lantos, MD, discusses active treatment protocols, which require an institutional commitment with collaboration between maternal fetal medicine specialists, NICUs, and Tiny Baby Units within the NICU. Dr. Lantos also describes the need for continued clinical studies of supporting evidence for specific protocols that will continue to increase survival of the lowest gestational-age neonates.

Full credit for this course is earned by viewing the video as well as reflecting individually on or discussing as a group the Additional Content for Discussion.

Course Credit:

1.00 AANP Contact Hour
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.00 ANCC Contact Hour
1.00 CA-BRN Contact Hour
1.00 CDR Contact Hour


Opens: 2020-02-07
Closes: 2022-02-07

Target Audience:

This activity was developed for neonatologists, pediatric physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and other health care providers who have an interest in newborns, infants and toddlers.

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Mead Johnson Nutrition.
  • John D. Lantos, MD

    Professor of Pediatrics
    University of Missouri–Kansas City
    Director, Children’s Mercy Hospital Bioethics Center
    Kansas City, Missouri

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize that survival rates for neonates born at 22 weeks are improving with better outcomes
  • Describe the need and cost-effectiveness of active treatment protocols to improve survival rates for neonates born at ≤22–24 weeks

Faculty Disclosures

John D. Lantos, MD

No relationships to disclose.

Accreditation and Certification

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 040207.
This program is designated for up to 1.00 contact hour. Program ID# 5709-2EM.
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
A maximum of 1.00 contact hour may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13664, for 1.00 contact hour.
To receive credit for education contact hours outside of the state of California, please check with your state board of registered nursing for reciprocity.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 1.00 hour continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this program/material.
Provider Number AC857; Activity Number 153704.
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This course may meet state requirements of CME designated for medical ethics education. Please check with your state licensing board to determine appropriate credit and self-reporting steps.

Additional Content Planners

Erin Allen, MS, RD, LDN (Dietitian Reviewer)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Victoria Anderson (Medical Writer)
  • Individual Stockholder
    • Abbott 
    • AbbVie

Heather M. Jimenez, FNP-C (Nurse Planner)
No significant relationships to disclose.

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences

All staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.