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Here's the recent news from PQCNC.

What really happens in lab... 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...
...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...
A quick video exploring why family engagement at the bedside matters... Read more...
Wow! To the folks who were in attendance at the PQCNC General Meeting an enormous thank you.Your commitment, dedication and determination to make North Carolina the best place to give birth and be born was palpable. Read more...
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...

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