From the Field: Oklahoma Office of Perinatal Quality Improvement Every Week Counts Project

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Project Title

Every Week Counts

Name of Organization, Agency, or Institution

OUHSC Office of Perinatal Quality Improvement

Primary Contact Name and Title

Barbara O’Brien, Program Director, OPQI

Project Aim and Goals

The goal is to eliminate elective deliveries prior to 39 weeks.  All OB hospitals in Oklahoma have been invited to participate. Currently, 50 out of 60 have registered.  This will include a process change for scheduling elective inductions or cesareans–they must be at least 39 weeks on the date they are scheduled to deliver.  We will use the March of Dimes toolkit to aid in this process.  Included will be policies, a scheduling form and data collection tools.  Patient education and public awareness of the risks will be addressed by providing free patient education materials and by developing a PSA to be broadcast statewide.

Blueprint Area(s) Addressed

Strategies Used

Toolkits for Project Implementation or Replication

This project used the March of Dimes Toolkit, Elimination of Non-medically indicated (Elective) Deliveries Prior to 39 Weeks Gestational Age.

For More Information

Filed in Clinical controversies, Clinical practice guideline/policy change, Community education/outreach, Decision making and choice, Educational materials for health professionals, Performance measurement, Performance measurement/reporting, Shared decision making, Stories from the Field, Uncategorized on Tue., Mar 15, 2011

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