Time Line

Time Line of Perinatal Continuing Education Program Events

The PCEP Implementation CD gives detailed directions for each step in the timelines shown below, and contains dowloadable files for use by anyone implementing PCEP. 

 coordinating center staff visit participating hospital

 participating hospital staff visit coordinating center

italics time of study of the PCEP books by hospital staff
Note: Hours given in ( ) represent meeting time in each
hospital participating in PCEP.

  

Initial Program: When used in outreach education, PCEP unfolds over 9 or 10 months, from first contact to final meeting.

0 months 1 week: contact letters sent
5 weeks: visits (1.5 hours)
10 weeks: inventory forms mailed
16-17 weeks: workshops for participating hospital coordinators (each workshop is 2-4 days in length, for coordinators from 2-4 hospitals)
20 weeks: inventory feedback / start-up meetings (1-2 hours)
26-28 weeks: resuscitation workshops (3 hours)
9-10 months 38 weeks: final meetings (1 hour)

Time between PCEP cycles. The time between the end of one PCEP cycle and the start of another is 3 to 4 years. Various, less intensive, educational activities are used during this period.

Continuation Program: Begins approximately 36 months after start of Initial Program, and unfolds over 8 to 9 months. Subsequent cycles continue, each beginning about 36 to 48 months after the start of the previous cycle.
36 months 1 week: contact letters sent
5 weeks: visits (1.5 hours)
16-17 weeks: workshops for participating hospital coordinators (each workshop is 2-4 days in length, for coordinators from 2-4 hospitals)
20 weeks: start-up meetings (1-2 hours)
26-28 weeks: resuscitation workshops / recommended routines survey mailed
44-45 months 38 weeks: recommended routines survey feedback / final meetings (1-2 hours)
Internal Use Program:  Has a timeline specific for use within each facility, which is detailed on the PCEP Implementation Manual CD.