Bilingual, Culturally Competent Managers Enhance Access to Prenatal Care for Migrant Women, Leading to Potential for Improved Birth Outcomes
The Migrant Clinicians Network Prenatal Care Program seeks to ensure continuity of care for expectant mothers who begin prenatal care in one location and move for employment purposes during their pregnancy. Bilingual, culturally competent staff link migrant patients with prenatal services and manage their medical records throughout the pregnancy.
Rehearsing Team Care for Relatively Rare Obstetric Emergencies Leads to Improved Outcomes
Multidisciplinary teams rehearse the most common emergency situations that can occur during a delivery, leading to improved responses and better outcomes during real emergencies.
Teamwork Enhancement Program Improves Obstetric Care in a Military Hospital
An evidence-based teamwork and communication program implemented in the labor and delivery unit of Madigan Army Medical Center led to an improved care process.
Common Cause Analysis: A Hospital's Review of Vulnerabilities During Which Common Themes Are Identified, Prioritized, and Addressed
A children's hospital annually reviews all findings from root cause analysis to identify and address common themes and vulnerabilities, leading to a number of institutionwide changes that have improved patient safety and to better communication about safety issues with organizational leaders.
State Partnership Supports Quality Improvement in Pediatric Practices, Leading to More Evidence-Based Care, Better Care Coordination, and High Satisfaction in Participating Practices
A State-based, public–private partnership supports quality improvement in pediatric practices, leading to greater adherence to evidence-based care and improved care coordination for children and adolescents, and to higher staff satisfaction in participating practices, and highly rated quality of care for children.
Children's Electronic Health Record Format
The Children’s EHR Format, for EHR system developers, provides information about critical functionality, data elements, and other requirements needed in an EHR system to improve quality measurement and collection of clinical quality data.
Medicine and Pregnancy Fact Sheet
The Medicine and Pregnancy Fact Sheet provides tips for women on how to keep themselves and their babies safe during pregnancy by getting the facts before taking medications.
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Risk Calculator
This calculator predicts the probability of a successful vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) Center for Excellence: Rack Cards
These rack cards, available for home, office, or professional printing, advise mothers-to-be against drinking alcohol during their pregnancy.
Drinking and Reproductive Health: A Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevention Tool Kit
This tool kit provides information for clinicians on preventing fetal alcohol syndrome.