As the North Carolina state leader promoting maternal safety in partnership with the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM), PQCNC is educating teams on best-practice to reduce primary cesarean births. Adhering to the AIM metrics, teams are encouraged to track provider education on the ACOG/SMFM labor management guidelines that include teaching on the Safe Reduction of Primary Cesareans.
Admittedly, tracking education for physicians is not a role many providers have time to commit too. However, one MD did just that in Wilmington, NC. Dr. Jeffery Stinson, the highly engaged physician lead for the PQCNC RPC project at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, took the initiative and created education for their providers focused on evidence provided by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Not only did he take the time to create the education, he worked with their internal education department to ensure the education would be mandatory for all providers, including residents, and included a quick post-test to track knowledge and compliance upon completion. By partnering with his nurse leaders to ensure a multi-disciplinary approach is achieved, his commitment and dedication is making a difference in reducing primary cesareans in eastern North Carolina.