Premature birth

Innovations

Statewide Medical Home Program for Low-Income Pregnant Women Enhances Access to Comprehensive Prenatal Care and Case Management, Improves Outcomes 12/06/12

A statewide, public–private partnership known as Community Care of North Carolina adapted its successful primary care medical home model for use with pregnant Medicaid beneficiaries. The...

Nursing Students Provide Free Doula Care to Underserved Women, Leading to Fewer Preterm Deliveries, Low Birthweight Babies, and Cesarean Sections 02/03/10

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Birth Companions Program assigns student doulas (labor assistants who support women throughout the childbirth process) to underserved pregnant women...

Standardized Protocol Reduces Likelihood of Pneumothorax and Death in Low Birthweight Infants 09/04/08

The Children's Hospital of Greenville standardized clinical management of extremely low birthweight infants born at less than 30 weeks' gestational age to decrease rates of pneumothorax and...

Noise Alert System Helps Staff and Visitors to Reduce Decibel Levels in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 08/12/08

In an effort to improve quality of care by preventing excessively loud sounds that could be painful to premature infants and negatively affect their development, a sound monitoring and advisory...

Program Uses "Pathways" to Confirm Those At-Risk Connect to Community Based Health and Social Services, Leading to Improved Outcomes 03/24/08

The Community Health Access Project (CHAP) implemented the Pathways Model, which employs community health workers who connect at-risk individuals to evidence-based care through the use of...

QualityTools

Toolkit for the Follow-Up Care of the Premature Infant 03/12/14

This toolkit for health care professionals provides information and resources to help facilitate the care of premature infants and improve their outcomes. It is designed to aid communication between members of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (...

Transitioning Newborns From NICU to Home: A Resource Toolkit 01/24/14

This toolkit for hospitals provides information and resources to improve safety when newborns transition home from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Through a Health Coach Program, the toolkit offers coaches, parents, and families...

Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns: What You Can Do To Help 12/04/12

The Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns initiative aims to reduce preterm births and improve outcomes for newborns and pregnant women. This toolkit provides action-oriented resources for health care providers and community-based organizations...

NICHD Neonatal Research Network: Extremely Preterm Birth Outcome Data 09/16/08

This Web site for the Neonatal Research Network is intended to better inform health care providers and families about possible outcomes for extremely preterm infants based on standardized assessments. It is not intended to be the only information...

California Perinatal Quality of Care Collaborative Quality Improvement Toolkits 06/25/08

California Perinatal Quality of Care Collaborative Toolkits are all inclusive packages to help facilitate improved perinatal outcomes, excellent patient care, and efficient resource allocation at hospitals. The following toolkits are available:...

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