Initiatives

To achieve tangible results, you have to have ambitious initiatives. (We do.)

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    The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative has graciously agreed to partner with PQCNC and make a very limited number of institution spots available for North Carolina teams to participate in their upcoming Maternal hemorrhage initiative.  

  • The North Carolina State Legislature passed Session Law 2013-15 to expand the Newborn Screening program established by the Department of Health and Human Services to include newborn screening for critical congenital heart defects (CCHD) utilizing pulse oximetry.  As a result, of this legislation, public health rules requiring CCHD screening of every neonate and required reporting of data related to CCHD screening went into effect on July 25, 2014. 

  • Sepsis in a newborn is a serious and potentially life threatening condition.  Currently, there are varied approaches to identification and management of at-risk infants.  These approaches differ in defining at-risk infants, predictive value and timing of laboratory tests, antibiotics prescribed for treatment and duration of antibiotic administration.  This variation introduces the potential for less than optimal quality of care, excessive or unnecessary exposure of newborns to antibiotics and higher costs of care.

  • Aim logo

    The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) is a national partnership of organizations poised to reduce severe maternal morbidity by 100,000 events and maternal mortality by 1,000 deaths by 2018. The AIM program is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Health Resource Services Administration.

  • Hypoglycemia. The scourge of nurseries and NICUs. Estimates are hypoglycemia occurs in 5-15% of newborns. There are potential short and long term developmental risk factors. There is uncertainty about what normal glucose levels are in newborns. There are variable treatment algorithms used for its evaluation and treatment. The evaluation of hypoglycemic babies requires separation of mom and baby. This often interrupts skin to skin time, an antagonist to hypoglycemia, and interferes with the establishment of breastfeeding.

  • Aim logo

    The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) is a national partnership of organizations poised to reduce severe maternal morbidity by 100,000 events and maternal mortality by 1,000 deaths by 2018. The AIM program is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Health Resource Services Administration.

  • In partnership with Vital Statistics and the Department of Health and Human Services PQCNC will identify and implement leading practices around birth certificate reporting at the inpatient setting, establish a standard reporting plan for sites to adopt with sustainable auditing, and improve birth registry accuracy with focused variables transmitted accurately in 95% of records.

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