FYI: January campaigns, free e-book on perinatal care
TrishaKorioth, Staff Writer
For Your Information
AAP campaign calendar
Focus on HPV vaccination this month
What do you say to reassure parents who have read myths online about HPV vaccine side
effects? The AAP HPV Champion Toolkit has answers. Arm yourself with information to
make practical practice changes to improve HPV vaccine administration rates, including
talking points, webinars, continuing medical education links and educational posters.
Visit http://bit.ly/HPVChamp. On Twitter, follow #CervicalHealthMonth.
Birth Defects Prevention Month
Themessage for 2018 is Prevent to Protect: Prevent Infections for Baby’s Protection.
For pediatricians, it is a call to take precautions against diseases such as Zika
(see Red Book Chapter, http://bit.ly/2zSNUzz) and promote immunizations for protection against other preventable infectious diseases
that cause birth defects in unborn babies. The National Birth Defects Prevention Network
has details at https://nbdpn.org/.
Don’t forget to get the free member benefite-book Guidelines for Perinatal Care, 8th Edition by the AAP Committee on Fetus and Newborn and American College of Obstetricians and
Gynecologists Committee on Obstetric Practice. The e-book includes the latest recommendations
on quality care of pregnant women, their fetuses and their newborns.