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Perinatal Quality Collaboratives Webinar Series

About the PQC Webinar Series

In partnership with CDC-funded collaboratives, the Division of Reproductive Health hosts regular Webinars that allow PQCs to share strategies related to their development as well as specific perinatal quality improvement initiatives. These Webinars are available to participants in all states. To receive updates about future Webinars, sign up for e-mail updates by entering your information in the box on this page entitled, “Get e-mail updates”. Recordings of previous Webinars are archived and available for viewing. View an archived Webinar

Next Webinar

Improving Antibiotic Use in Newborns

Friday, February 17th 1:00pm – 2:30pm Eastern Time

Zsakeba Henderson, M.D.
Project Officer, State-based Perinatal Quality Collaboratives
Medical Officer, Maternal and Infant Health Branch
Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Martin McCaffrey, MD, CAPT USN (Ret)
Director, Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina
Clinical Professor, Pediatric Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
University of North Carolina Hospital

Elizabeth Mothershed, MS
Lead, State Strategy & Integration
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CAPT Arjun Srinivasan, MD
Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Improving antibiotic use is an important patient safety and public health issue as well as a national priority. This webinar will provide an overview of CDC-supported state-based activities to prevent healthcare-associated infections, discuss improving antibiotic use in newborn patients, and present the Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina's antibiotic stewardship efforts. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the impact of improving antibiotic use on perinatal health.
  • List strategies to improve the quality of care.
  • Outline how quality improvement methods can be employed to support changes in practice.
Register for this event. All the information you need to join the meeting is sent by email upon registration. This session is available for Continuing Education. Click here for more information [PDF - 144 KB].

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Continuing Education

As of May 2014, you may receive free continuing education for watching the CDC - Perinatal Quality Collaboratives Webinars. All continuing education is issued online through the CDC/ATSDR Training & Continuing Education Online (TCEO) system. Those who attend the CDC - Perinatal Quality Collaboratives Webinars via Live Meeting or “web on demand” and who wish to receive continuing education must complete the online seminar evaluation and posttest.

To obtain continuing education, learners must register (log-in) at TCEO and select the activity and type of continuing education. To view the list of CDC - Perinatal Quality Collaboratives Webinars available on TCEO, learners should follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to
  2. Click "Search" from the main menu
  3. Under "Search Options: 2) Keyword Search", type in "CDC - Perinatal Quality Collaboratives Webinar Series"
  4. Click "View" under box 2

If you have continuing education questions, email or call Learner Support at 1-800-418-7246.