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Comprehensive Program Virtually Eliminates Preventable Birth Trauma 7/30/2014
As part of a system-wide effort to transform inpatient care and eliminate preventable injuries and deaths, Seton Healthcare Family developed and implemented a comprehensive set of practices that collectively led to a substantial reduction in the incidence of birth trauma.
Palliative Care Program Honors Parent Wishes and Provides Support, Generating Positive Feedback From Families Facing Loss of Baby 7/30/2014
A neonatal palliative care program supports and arranges needed services for families who experience the loss of a baby, generating very positive anecdotal feedback from those served.
Rehearsing Team Care for Relatively Rare Obstetric Emergencies Leads to Improved Outcomes 7/30/2014
Multidisciplinary teams rehearse the most common emergency situations that can occur during a delivery, leading to improved responses and better outcomes during real emergencies.
Common Cause Analysis: A Hospital's Review of Vulnerabilities During Which Common Themes Are Identified, Prioritized, and Addressed 6/18/2014
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.
Policy State Partnership Supports Quality Improvement in Pediatric Practices, Leading to More Evidence-Based Care, Better Care Coordination, and High Satisfaction in Participating Practices 6/18/2014
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.
QualityTools
Children's Electronic Health Record Format 7/3/2013
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 6/19/2013
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 4/10/2013
This calculator predicts the probability of a successful vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) Center for Excellence: Rack Cards 3/13/2013
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 1/11/2012
This tool kit provides information for clinicians on preventing fetal alcohol syndrome.
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Last updated: September 10, 2014.