February 14, 2013

Where:  McKimmon Center, 1101 Gorman St, Raleigh, NC 27606

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 9:00 - 3:30

What:  Up to five team members - all three primary team members (physician champion, nurse champion, senior hospital administrator) are encouraged to attend.  Lunch and materials will be provided at no cost. 


How: Register here

Registration ends March 29, 2013

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January 16, 2013

This month as part of our process of focusing our attenion on specific process improvements we zeroed in on sin-to-skin.  Each team designed a method, based on the needs, policies, and culture of their unit to increase awareness of skin-to-skin.  Collectively teams adapted a checklist tool to ensure complete documentation and provide reminders to their staff. 

November 30, 2012

Regrouping after our October learning sessions teams completed an inventory to better assess what types of services, protocols, and practices their hospital currently has in place. The results helped us to collectively tighten our focus Over the next few months we will focus our attention as a collaborative on specific process measures for improvements: 

  • Increasing Skin-to-Skin 
  • Supporting Pump Use 
  • Improving Breastfeeding support 
  • Establishing milk supply

At the request of teams we've also changed the enrollment of patients in the NCCC Exclusive Breast Milk Initiative. To allow smaller units to join the initiative the inclusion criteria of <1500 grams will no longer apply. The larger units may still only submit data for the <1500 gram patients or include all as best fits the capabilities and goals of their particular units.

October 30, 2012

This month North Carolina hospital teams were brought together in one room to determine the next steps . Teams once again functioned as the state’s expert panel by using their knowledge and experiences to pinpoint specific areas for both process and practice improvements as well as discuss the keys to high performing teams.  Some highlights here

September 30, 2012

September has been a month of planning and preparing for the October all day learning session in Chapel Hill. Teams are preparing for Phase III of the initiative which will include taking what we’ve learned in Phase I and II and honing in on specific areas to not only increase our exclusive human milk rates in the state, but also to determine best practices based off our results in Phase I and II.