September 19, 2017

With close to 200 attendees and over 60 obstetric units represented from across North Carolina, teams kicked off the AIM OB hemorrhage initiative in Raleigh on September 13th.

The day was packed with an impressive lineup of guest speakers.  Dr. James deVente, Medical Director of Labor & Delivery at Vidant Medical Center, discussed how pivotal the role of executive champions is when supporting quality improvement work while Dr. Haywood Brown, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University and President of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, engaged the audience with his outline of the current state of maternal care in NC with a focus on disparity.  Teams heard from Melinda Manning, JD, MSW, Director of UNC Hospitals Beacon Program, on how to effectively screen for intimate partner violence during prenatal visits and how to provide necessary interventions. 

Additionally, we were honored to have two maternal PQC leaders, Dr. Elliot Main from California and Dr. Ann Borders from Illinois, join us to share the success they have achieved with OB hemorrhage and highlight the importance of perinatal quality collaborative work.  The day wrapped up with powerful patient stories brought to us by hemorrhage survivors as well as lessons learned from clinical leaders across the state discussing the work they have done to decrease hemorrhage.

Teams headed home to begin mobilizing their PQIT’s and continue the work of decreasing maternal morbidity and mortality related to hemorrhage.

August 28, 2017

The PQCNC AIM OB Hemorrhage initiative is preparing for the kickoff meeting on September 13, 2017 in Raleigh, NC.  There are currently 60 hospital teams, including Birth Centers, that have either submitted a letter of intent or a team roster for participation and hospital recruitment is continuing.  Teams have begun to submit their self assessments regarding their current practice to assist in defining the baseline practice in managing OB Hemorrhage.

July 24, 2017

The obstetrical hemorrhage expert team has worked hard over the past several weeks to identify critical interventions that will aid teams in successfully accomplishing the goals set forth in the action plan to ensure providers are well trained on how to respond to maternal hemorrhage.

Hospitals across the state are now actively registering their multidisciplinary perinatal quality improvement teams (PQIT’s) and familiarizing themselves with the goals set forth in the charter and action plan as efforts begin to focus on this incredibly important work.

May 2, 2017

The AIM Expert team is in the midst of a multi-call process to define 'how' our work in AIM will proceed.  While we know the 'what' of our first project, OB Hemorrhage, there is a great deal of work to be done in defining the parameters of how we'll achieve our goals.