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Here's the recent news from PQCNC.

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. 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...
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...
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health honored PQCNC at the AIM 2018 Annual Meeting Read more...
The Sepsis Risk Calculator website has been updated with new prior probabilities for the risk of sepsis that range from 0.1/1000 to 4/1000 to be used in settings where the incidence of early-onset sepsis is different from the general incidence in the U.S. Read more...
NC Stewardship of Antimicrobial Resources (STAR) Partners initiative is now live for acute care hospitals!  The North Carolina Department of Public Health and the NC SHARPPS program would like to recognize work supporting antimicrobial stewardship in hospitals around the state. Read more...

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