Looking for discussion around next steps, action items or plan for upcoming projects/implementation?  Want to discuss implementing ESC at your facility?  Want to discuss how to pick a screening tool, how to transition from finnegan to eat, sleep, console, order set changes, or policies updates?

Register for the upcoming PQCNC clOUDi Working Group meetings.  These meeting sare divided by facility size though all are welcome at any meeting.  And remember, these are working group meetings  - please be prepared to talk and, where possible, to join us on video see we can see you!


May Working Groups

May 12 2021 12:00 - 1:00 PM
A working group meeting for clOUDi teams from facilities with 1001 to 2999 deliveries per year

May 19 2021 12:00 - 1:00 PM
A working group meeting for clOUDi teams from facilities with more than 3000 deliveries per year


June Working Groups

June 2 2021 12:00 - 1:00 PM
A working group meeting for clOUDi teams from facilities with less than 1000 deliveries per year

On March 3, 2020 at the RPC Learning Sessio we discussed the intricacies of fetal monitoring - how we utilize it, how we interpret it and how we can improve that process.  Teams had the opportunity to network with members from hospitals of similar sizes to discuss strategies and resources to enhance the fetal monitoring process.

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Patient Experience:


Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge has started a family-centered approach to treating opiod-addicted babies called Eat, Sleep, Console (ESC).
This model uses the best care options for baby by giving the family ways they can help their baby.
The family share their story of how they found compassion and understanding at Blue Ridge.




(The following two videos include detailed information about NAS and appropriate care of and intervention for the infant and family, including developmental and child health outcomes, screening, non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment, evidence-based treatment for women with opioid addiction, and strategies for working with families challenged by addiction.)




Eat Sleep & Console:




Understanding Addiction:
















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.

Meetings for the Expert Team that will develop the AIM statement, key driver diagram and metrics for this project will begin in January 2020. Launch for this initiative will be January 2021. If you have experience, knowledge, expertise or interest in supporting the creation of such an initiative, please join us. We are calling on mothers, fathers, family members, docs, nurses, therapists, social workers, counselors, hospital and clinic leaders, addiction specialists, midwives, practitioners, public health officials, government leaders, and payers/purchasers of healthcare to consider joining us.

The only requirement for "Expert" is a willingness to read background materials we supply and commitment to joining us for perhaps one face to face meeting and 4 webinars over 6-8 months.

This is an initiative that is critically needed. We have all been touched in different ways by this growing crisis. Please join us in developing an initiative that will allow us to address how we make North Carolina the best place to give birth and be born for families living with maternal substance use disorder.

To join the Expert Team please click here