We are in the process of starting our first Centering Parenting group. We have been hosting Centering Pregnancy groups for quite awhile now and put the parents together by due dates. (June due dates in one cohort, July in another, etc). We are struggling with how to group the infants into cohorts because of the immunization schedule. EX: If we grouped children with DOB Aug 1st-August 31st and we hosted Session 3 on Dec 15th then several of the children in the group receive their immunizations too late and the rest would be too early. I read that some of the CenteringParenting have put multiple ages in a cohort. How it this done and how do I ensure that the children receive their immunizations on time?
I have a question about vaccines as well - but definitely from a different lens, though I would love to hear thoughts about the above questions as well.
We are hoping to start centering parenting. We've been doing centering pregnancy pretty successfully in our small clinic for a year now. I'm working on getting provider's on board who are willing to pilot the parenting groups. But they have a lot of questions about the flow of group and specifically how vaccine's work. I have an idea of what we could do to make sure that those vaccine-heavy visits are done efficiently, but I would love to hear what other clinics do to make parenting visits run smoothly. I haven't seen a parenting group and need some help wrapping my mind around what a good efficient groups look like.
Post by Marena Burnett on Nov 2, 2018 15:53:33 GMT -5
This question has come up in recent CenteringParenting network calls. What I have seen is that there are many ways to administer vaccines within the group. Some have parents/caregivers come in a few minutes early or stay at the end of the visit for the vaccines, while others include it during the health assessment (typically at the start of the group).
There are now 93 sites across the country who are actively running CenteringParenting groups or are in the process of startup - excited to hear that your team may be starting up soon too.
I'd encourage others to jump into this thread to share their best practices around the flow of the group visit and vaccines. What's working for you?
I would also like to know if vaccines are ordered once the person checks in and whether clinics pre-chart for the vaccines. I'm also interested to hear how clinics handle it when vaccine schedules don't match up perfectly with the exam schedule.