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Here's the recent news from PQCNC.

We held our PQCNC Annual Meeting last Wednesday at the McKimmon Center. We heard from awesome speakers and proceeded to review ten proposed initiatives for next PQCNC projects. The presentations were wide ranging, outstanding and prompted incredible discussion. We conducted dot voting to prioritize these projects. and will continue to receive input with online project review from PQCNC members over the next 2 weeks. So, now it's your turn. Read more...
It is with great regret that PQCNC announces the departure of a warrior in the quest to make North Carolina the best place to give birth and be born. Dr. Arthur Ollendorff, a man of many talents, has accepted a position with a healthcare system in Virginia and will be relocating to Roanoke. Arthur has selflessly offered the state of North Carolina his services through PQCNC for eight years! Arthur has superbly led PQCNC maternal projects. Read more...
Your presence is hereby requested at our first face to face meeting since Covid descended upon us! And this will not just be any meeting, it is a PQCNCpalooza. Mark the date. September 29th at the McKimmon Center at NC State.Register here  Read more...
Supporting the Care of Mother-Child Dyad: Building Compassion, Knowledge and Applying Evidence Based Practices to Mothers with Substance Use Disorder and their ChildrenTuesday, March 16th at 3pm EST Read more...
Webinar recorded 09/20 by Susan Yendro, RN, MSN; Project Director, Department of Quality Measurement, The Joint CommissionDuration: 1.5 HoursThe purpose of this activity is to enable healthcare providers to have a better understanding of new updates on the Perinatal Care Core Measures.Objectives: Read more...
As the scourge of substance use rips through North Carolina, exacerbated by the Covid pandemic,  many of us in maternal-newborn care dream of a coordinated systematic approach to the care of moms and babies suffering from this disorder.  Read more...
Perinatal quality collaboratives (PQCs) are state or multi-state networks of teams working to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies. PQCs have contributed to important improvements in health care and outcomes for mothers and babies, including: Reductions in deliveries before 39 weeks of pregnancy without a medical reason. Reductions in infections in neonatal intensive care units. Reductions in severe pregnancy complications. Read more...
The clOUDi Expert Team has been hard at work developing an action plan for our initiative launch January 2021. The care of infants at risk for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome is a critical element in this initiative. PQCNC conducted an NAS initiative from 2015-2016. At the time Eat Sleep and Console (ESC) was not widely discussed, but we did in that project learn that non-pharmacologic methods were critical to the successful treatment of NAS infants. Read more...

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