Are you an OB/GYN interested in continuous learning and professional development? Continue your cycle of lifelong learning by taking part in the Tdap Maintenance of Certification.
Sponsored by the Indiana Immunization Coalition, the Tdap During Pregnancy Project’s aim is for participating OB/GYNs to increase their rate of Tdap for pregnant patients in their third-trimester by 25% during a six-month period.
Participants will keep a daily log tracking the number of pregnant women in their third-trimester who visited their office and the number who received the Tdap vaccines. By submitting the data monthly, OB/GYNs taking part will meet their annual Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) MOC requirement.
The Tdap vaccine is recommended during the third-trimester to protect infants in the first few months of life from tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. Before the vaccine was available, approximately 200,000 children would contract pertussis each year and 90,000 would die from it.
For more information about the Tdap MOC and what you can do to improve the health of newborns, contact Indiana Immunization Coalition.