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Here's the recent news from PQCNC.

Perinatal Core Measures 06 and 07 - are you ready to respond? Read more...
PQCNC is partnering with the North Carolina State Vital Records department to bring birth registrars a one-day training class to assist with accurate data abstraction and entry.   Staff who are responsible for gathering birth certificate data and entering it into EBRS are encouraged to attend.  More importantly, we encourage managers who oversee birth registrars to join us and be informed on the most up to date information for accurate reporting. Read more...
We are looking forward to the creation, development and then execution of our next project, a combined effort that will focus on Maternal Substance Use and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. This initiative will for the first time engage PQCNC in work that requires specified activities in the pre and post-partum periods. Similarly we will be planning interventions to support the care of newborns born to mothers living with substance use disorder. Read more...
The PQCNC Quality Improvement Award recognizes a North Carolina delivery unit that has made a measurable and sustained positive change in a major perinatal quality improvement indicator/issue through the implementation of quality improvement activities within the previous three years.  Read more...
Based on the demonstration of outstanding Quality Improvement Methodology PQCNC is proud to announce the recipient of the 2018 PQCNC Quality Award: Atrium Health Levine Children's Hospital, for their project Antibiotic Stewardship in the NICU. Read more...
PCSS clinical experts David Fiellin, MD; Michelle Lofwall, MD; and Larissa Mooney, MD, who have extensive training and knowledge in addictions, led a team of healthcare professionals in the development of a substance use disorder 101 core curriculum for healthcare providers. The 22 modules provide an overview of evidence-based practices in the prevention, identification, and treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders. Read more...
PQCNC will bring our regional labor support classes to every perinatal region in the state in 2019. These are interactive trainings, including case scenarios and hands on practice stations to support a vaginal birth. All sessions will begin at 10:00 AM and end at 3:00 PM. Lunch will be provided and there is no charge for participating hospitals. Read more...
RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, and the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health (NCSLPH) published North Carolina Medical Journal’s special January-February issue focused on newborn screening. The issue is devoted to the challenges that newborn screening will face and the opportunities newborn screening presents to advance the health of newborns.  Read more...

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