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Here's the recent news from PQCNC.

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kristen Sullivan to the PQCNC Core Team as a Clinical Initiative Manager! She brings an interdisciplinary background and patient-centered approach to promoting maternal and perinatal health outcomes and equity through collaborative partnerships, and implementing and evaluating evidence-based interventions. 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...
AIM COVID-19 Partner Resources - click for dwonloadable PDF with active links to resources  Read more...
CDC has published infection prevention and control considerations for healthcare facilities providing obstetric care for pregnant patients with confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or pregnant persons under investigation (PUI) in inpatient obstetric healthcare settings including obstetrical triage, labor and delivery, recovery and inpatient postpartum settings. Read more...

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