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Here's the recent news from PQCNC.

The March 7th General meeting will take place at the McKimmon Center at 0900.  At this meeting we anticipate presentation of newborn projects by the PQCNC members championing them and a lively discussion centered around AIM (Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health), North Carolina’s status as an AIM state, and the upcoming PQCNC Maternal Initiative.  Read more...
Antibiotics are powerful drugs to treat serious infections. However, decades of overprescribing and misuse have resulted in bacteria that are increasingly resistant to these potent drugs, creating a growing threat of new superbugs that are difficult, and sometimes even impossible, to treat. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drug-resistant bacteria cause two million illnesses and 23,000 deaths annually. Read more...
It is again time to consider what the next best opportunities are for PQCNC newborn and neonatal teams to attack as we continue our efforts to make North Carolina the best place to give birth and be born.  PQCNC success is rooted in the belief that our stakeholders know best how to accomplish this mission.  You were right about CLABSI, 39 weeks, SIVB and Primary Cesarean Sections, Maternal Milk in the NICU and Mother-baby Units, NAS and Preeclampsia.   Read more...
ASNS kickoff will occur as scheduled tomorrow with a 1 hour delay - program starts at 10:00 AM Read more...
Zika virus is a rapidly evolving virus that the healthcare community is struggling to keep pace with.  Currently Zika is largely focused in Southern Florida but has begun to spread to a larger area in the United States.  While the winter months will dampen the mosquito population in the northern states, the warmer climate of the south will continue to provide an sustainable environment for infected mosquitoes.  Read more...
According to the CDC, each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. Many more people die from other conditions that are complicated by an antibiotic-resistant infection. Read more...
Looking at North Carolina Health Systems and Hospitals as a whole, we have made remarkable progress with Patient and Family Engagement (PFE). In particular, we have a striking number of Patient and Family Advisor Programs across our state. We should be so proud of being leaders in this work! Read more...
The 2015 group reports for the North Carolina - PQCNC Group have been posted to the Vermont Oxford Network Nightingale Internet reporting site. Each center included in the report will receive access to a comparison group in Nightingale as well as a PDF group report. Both the comparison group and the PDF report include aggregated data for all participating sites that have submitted permission letters.   Read more...

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