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Periodic, Nurse-Initiated Telephone Contact Provides Quality Followup Care to Infants With Lung Disease in Rural Areas 4/9/2014
A nurse specialist maintains regular telephone contact with the primary caregivers and health care providers of premature infants with chronic lung disease who are discharged from the hospital.
Policy Statewide Medical Home Program for Low-Income Pregnant Women Enhances Access to Comprehensive Prenatal Care and Case Management, Improves Outcomes 4/9/2014
A State-based, public–private partnership adapted its successful primary care medical home model to serve pregnant Medicaid beneficiaries, leading to enhanced access to comprehensive prenatal care (including intensive case management for high-risk pregnancies), better adherence to evidence-based care standards, and reductions in low–birth weight babies and rate of primary Cesarean sections.
Standardized Protocol Reduces Likelihood of Pneumothorax and Death in Low Birthweight Infants 2/12/2014
Standardized clinical management of extremely low birthweight infants born at less than 30 weeks' gestational age decreases rates of pneumothorax and mortality through the use of evidence-based medicine.
Noise Alert System Helps Staff and Visitors to Reduce Decibel Levels in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 1/29/2014
A sound monitoring and alert system in a neonatal intensive care unit alerts clinicians and visitors when sound levels are too high.
Group Visits Focused on Prenatal Care and Parenting Improve Birth Outcomes and Provider Efficiency 1/15/2014
Group prenatal and parenting classes integrate health assessment, education, and support, leading to improved birth outcomes and enhanced provider efficiency.
QualityTools
Transitioning Newborns From NICU to Home: A Resource Toolkit 4/9/2014
This toolkit for hospitals provides information and resources to improve safety when newborns transition home from the neonatal intensive care unit.
Toolkit for the Follow-Up Care of the Premature Infant 3/26/2014
This toolkit for health care professionals provides information and resources to help facilitate the care of premature infants and improve their outcomes.
Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns: What You Can Do To Help 6/19/2013
This toolkit provides action-oriented resources for health care providers and community-based organizations to use in helping expectant mothers get safe, evidence-based care, and improve their newborn’s chances for good physical and developmental health.
NICHD Neonatal Research Network: Extremely Preterm Birth Outcome Data 10/13/2008
This Web site is intended to better inform health care providers and families about possible outcomes for extremely preterm infants based on standardized assessments.
California Perinatal Quality of Care Collaborative Quality Improvement Toolkits 7/21/2008
California Perinatal Quality of Care Collaborative Toolkits are all inclusive packages to help facilitate improved perinatal outcomes, excellent patient care, and efficient resource allocation at hospitals.
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Last updated: April 09, 2014.