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Here's the recent news from PQCNC.

Dr. Kelly Kimple, the NC Acting State Health Director, is inviting you to meet on May 31st from 12:30-1:30 pm, by webinar, to outline the proposed role of hospitals in supporting North Carolina's implementation of recent federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) amendment under the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) legislation.  Read more...
 If you've ever been to the doctor for unbearable sinus pain, or a sore throat, chances are you were prescribed antibiotics to help kick those ailments. But was that prescription necessary?Dr. Paul Cook, Chief of Infectious Diseases at ECU's Brody School of Medicine, says that most outpatient infections seen by primary care doctors will resolve on their own. Read more...
Web-based Implementation of the Science for Enhancing ResilienceWISER packages the best evidence-based tools for busy healthcare workers to enhance resilience and avoid burnout Read more...
...Hepatitis B. Updated recommendations reflect that a monovalent birth dose should be administered to all newborns within 24 hours of birth. Revised wording indicates that infants born to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)–positive mothers should be tested for HBsAg and antibody to HBsAg at 9 through 12 months (rather than 9 through 18 months)....More here Read more...
Our PQCNC general meeting in March was an action packed day with multiple outstanding presentations on potential projects. Topics included safe sleep, family centered care focused on the period after delivery, hypoglycemia prevention, improving skin-skin between mom and baby after birth, early initiation of breast feeding and pumping, antibiotic stewardship and safe sleep. Read more...
What really happens in lab... Read more...
A quick video exploring why family engagement at the bedside matters... Read more...

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