Posts tagged with '39 weeks'

From the Field: Michigan Health and Hospital Association Keystone: OB

Keystone: OB focuses on preventing elective inductions and elective cesareans before 39 weeks. We are also focused on assuring safe care during labor induction, augmentation, and the second stage of labor. In addition, we provide recommendations on electronic fetal monitoring, and most importantly improving the culture of safety in the unit.

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Filed in Clinical audit, case review, or analysis of adverse events, Clinical controversies, Clinical practice guideline/policy change, Educational materials for health professionals, Performance measurement, Performance measurement/reporting, Stories from the Field, Team building on Thu., Mar 17, 2011

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

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.

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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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From the Field: CMQCC Toolkit: Elimination of Non-medically Indicated (Elective) Deliveries Before 39 Weeks Gestational Age

The primary aim of this toolkit is to help hospitals implement process changes to eliminate elective deliveries before 39 weeks in California and to help disseminate and determine best practices for prevention of early deliveries. It also aims to outline the most effective strategies for supporting California health care providers in implementing those practices.

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Filed in Care coordination, Clinical controversies, Clinical practice guideline/policy change, Community education/outreach, Decision making and choice, Educational materials for health professionals, Health professions education, Performance measurement, Performance measurement/reporting, Progress, Skills training or drills for health professionals, Stories from the Field on Tue., Mar 15, 2011

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From the Field: Leapfrog Hospital Survey: Hospital Rates of Early Elective Deliveries

Childbirth Connection, the Leapfrog Group, and the March of Dimes have partnered to offer a suite of resources to reduce early elective deliveries.

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Filed in Blueprint, Childbirth Connection, Clinical controversies, Decision making and choice, Performance measurement, Performance measurement/reporting, Progress, Stories from the Field on Sun., Mar 6, 2011

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In the Literature: A statewide initiative in Ohio reduces scheduled births before 39 weeks with no documented medical indication

A quality collaborative consisting of twenty hospitals in the state of Ohio representing 47% of all births in the state came together to reduce the number of scheduled births occurring before 39 weeks gestation without an appropriate documented medical indication. The collaborative reported that the rate of scheduled births taking place between 36 and 39 weeks gestation decreased significantly from 25% to <5% in participating hospitals in one year.

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Filed in Blueprint, Clinical controversies, Clinical practice guideline/policy change, Community education/outreach, Educational materials for health professionals, In the Literature, Performance measurement, Performance measurement/reporting, Team building on Sun., Mar 6, 2011

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