Utilizing a labor algorithm to reduce NTSV cesarean deliveries

Mission hospital was one of the first PQCNC RPC teams to create a labor algorithm utilizing the criteria found in the ACOG/SMFM CS checklist.  Their algorithm was color coded and easy to follow.  Through the course of the RPC initiative, Atrium Health built off of Mission’s work and added further detail to their labor algorithm.  Atrium Health vetted the algorithm through staff and providers and the final version went live in May 2020.  These algorithms are wonderful visual tools to guide decision making in supporting laboring women. 

Labor Algorithm