Labor and delivery

Innovations

Community-Driven Clinic for Refugee Women Enhances Access to Comprehensive, Culturally Sensitive Care Across the Reproductive Life Span 11/13/12

The Refugee Women's Health Clinic provides culturally competent, comprehensive care across the reproductive life span to a largely African, Asian, and Middle Eastern refugee community in Maricopa...

Electronic Alerts, Patient Education, and Performance Reports Improve Adherence to Guideline Designed to Reduce Early Elective Inductions 03/29/11

Intermountain Healthcare adapted an existing guideline and developed associated care processes to ensure that pregnant women undergo early elective inductions (defined as before the baby reaching...

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...

Multifaceted Program Reduces Decision-to-Incision Time and Increases Rate of On-time Starts for Emergency Cesarean Deliveries 09/16/09

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, a small, rural facility, implemented a multifaceted quality improvement project to reduce the length of time between the decision to perform an emergency cesarean...

Rehearsing Team Care for Relatively Rare Obstetric Emergencies Leads to Improved Outcomes 01/22/09

Multidisciplinary teams at the University of Kansas Hospital seek to improve the handling of obstetric emergencies by rehearsing team responses to emergency situations that can occur during a...

QualityTools

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) Risk Calculator 10/25/11

This calculator predicts the probability of a successful vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). It is based on the equation published in the article, “Does information available at admission for delivery improve prediction of vaginal birth after...

The Curricula for Simulated Obstetric Emergency Response Drills & Safety (CORDS™) 03/19/08

The CORDS (Curricula for Simulated Obstetric Emergency Response Drills & Safety) toolkit was designed to use military and aviation style simulation experiences to prepare labor and delivery staff for an obstetrical emergency. The toolkit also...

Are You Pregnant? Help Protect Your Baby from Group B Strep! 11/29/07

This brochure includes information about group B strep (GBS) and steps that pregnant women can take before they go into labor and when their water breaks to prevent their baby from being infected with GBS.

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