Fetoscopic Laser Therapy for Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)

This enduring material continuing education activity is intended to meet the educational needs and practice skills of physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurses, and other healthcare professionals in the fields of maternal fetal medicine, obstetrics, radiology, genetics, neonatology, pediatric surgery, pediatric cardiology, anesthesiology, pediatrics and family practice.

Among the many issues clinicians face today, staying current with advances in prenatal diagnosis, perinatal management, fetal intervention and outcomes associated with twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a major challenge. This enduring material continuing education activity will provide participants a foundation and framework to confidently identify appropriate perinatal management options for pregnancies complicated by a diagnosis of TTTS, with a focus on fetal intervention.

This lecture incorporates current, evidence-based diagnostic techniques, a standardized TTTS staging system, management options including fetal intervention and outcomes from a single center’s long-term experience. The intent is to enhance clinicians’ skill in diagnosing, counseling and managing pregnancies complicated by this syndrome, thereby improving their patients’€™ access to appropriate levels of care.

Upon completion of this enduring material, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the pathophysiologic processes and natural history of TTTS
  2. Identify pregnancies complicated by TTTS and determine their clinical stage based on the Quintero staging system
  3. Recall available management options including fetal intervention and associated outcomes

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia designates this enduring material for a maximum 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Advanced Practice Nurse and Registered Nurse Participation

Advanced practice providers (APP), nurses and respiratory therapists who complete this enduring material educational activity will need to follow the instructions in the “Method of Participation” section and will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion, which may be used for re-licensure and re-certification. For further information, please contact Kathleen Monforto, PhD, MSN, RN, CPN, Education Nurse Specialist, at monforto@email.chop.edu.