Perinatal Care (PC) Core Measures: Updates for Fall 2019

  • TJC Measure Specification Manuals 
  • TJC Performance Measurement Requirements 
  • TJC Annual Report 
  • Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care Patient Safety Bundles and Tools 
  • Toward Improving the Outcome of Pregnancy III (TIOPIII) 
  • March of Dimes/California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative <39wk Toolkit 
  • CMQCC Early Elective Deliveries Toolkit 
  • NQF Early Elective Delivery Playbook - Maternity Action Team 
  • CMQCC White Paper: Cesarean Deliveries, Outcomes, and Opportunities for Change in California: Toward a Public Agenda for Maternity Care Safety and Quality 
  • CMQCC Toolkit to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans 
  • The Joint Commission’s Speak Up™ Campaign: ABC's of C-Sections 
  • ACOG Obstetric Care Consensus #1: Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Breastfeeding Resources 
  • Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocols 
  • United States Breastfeeding Committee Toolkit 
  • The Joint Commission’s Speak Up™ Campaign: What You Need to Know About Breastfeeding 
  • AWHONN Position Statement on Breastfeeding 
  • AAP Breastfeeding Articles 
  • AAP Breastfeeding Initiatives 
  • CMQCC Unexpected Complications in Term Newborns 

Improving Maternal Morbidity and Mortality One
Bundle at a Time

  • Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care (TIPQC) 
  • AIM Maternal Venous Thromboembolism Patient Safety Bundle 
  • AIM Obstetric Hemorrhage Maternal Safety Bundle 
  • AIM Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy Maternal Safety Bundle 

Caring for Our Most Fragile Patients with
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

  • Rhode Island Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Rates 
  • Accidental Drug Overdose Deaths Occurring in Rhode Island by Month/Year 

The ARRIVE Trial: Discussion of Results and Implementation

  • Labor Induction Versus Expectant Management in Low-Risk Nulliparous Women 
  • An Economic Analysis of Induction of Labor and Expectant Monitoring in Women with Gestational Hypertension or Pre-eclampsia at Term (HYPITAT trial) 
  • Labor Induction Near Term for Women Aged 35 or Over: An Economic Evaluation:  

Nitrous Oxide Use in Labor and Immediate Postpartum

  • Nitrous Oxide Delivery Video 
  • ACNM Nitrous Oxide for Labor and Birth Analgesia Position Statement 
  • AWHONN Practice Brief Number 6: Use of Nitrous Oxide in Maternity Care 
  • AWHONN Nitrous Oxide as Labor Analgesia: Clinical Implications for Nurses Competency Exam 

Induction of Labor: Past, Present, and Future

  • ARRIVE Trial (A Randomized Trial of Induction Versus Expectant Management) 
  • ACOG Obstetric Care Consensus: Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery 
  • Labor Progression Study (LaPS) 

Current Approaches to Caring for the Woman with Diabetes During Pregnancy

  • Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Study 2008 
  • ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2018 
  • NIH National Diabetes Education Program 

PC Measures: Update for Fall 2018

  • The Joint Commission Measure Specification Manuals 
  • CMQCC Early Elective Deliveries Toolkit 
  • ACOG Practice Bulletin No. 127: Management of Pre-Term Labor 
  • CMQCC Unexpected Complications in Term Newborns 
  • CDC Intravascular Catheter-Related Infection Guideline 
  • Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care Patient Safety Bundles and Tools 

Beautiful Birth: Perinatal Palliative Care

  • Angie Smith Bring the Rain Blog 
  • Medical Definition of Anticipatory Grief 
  • Resolve Through Sharing® Bereavement Education 
  • NQF Palliative Care Framework 
  • Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care - A Consensus Report 

Hypertensive Disease in Pregnancy: Improving Maternal Outcomes

  • Propublica Lost Mothers Series 
  • SMFM Proposed HTN Quality Measures 
  • ACOG Hypertension in Pregnancy Guidelines 

Teamwork: Interprofessional Development that Creates Impact

  • RNAO Interprofessional Teamwork Best Practice Guideline 
  • Ten Principles of Good Interdisciplinary Teamwork 
  • Generational Diversity: What Nurse Managers Need to Know 

Postpartum PTSD Secondary to Traumatic Delivery

  • The Birth Memories and Recall Questionnaire (BirthMARQ) 
  • PTSD After Childbirth: A Predictive Ethological Model for Symptom Development 
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder After Childbirth: The Phenomenon of Traumatic Birth 

Special Delivery: The Importance of Perinatal Loss Care

  • Star Legacy Foundation 
  • PLIDA: Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance 
  • H.E.A.R.T. Strings Perinatal Bereavement & Palliative Care (Northside Hospital) 

PC Measures: Updates for Fall 2017

  • The Joint Commission Specification Manual 
  • The Joint Commission Annual Report - Improving America's Hospitals 
  • The Joint Commission Pioneers in Quality: Expert to Expert Series 

Transgender Health Care: Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask

  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health Standards of Care  
  • UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health  
  • ACOG Committee Opinion No. 512: Health Care for Transgender Individuals 

Achieving Health Equity - What's Data Got to Do with It?

  • Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) 
  • Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) 
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Commission on Social Determinants of Health 

Risk, Patient Safety and Legal Issues in Obstetrics

  • AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture 
  • VantagePoint® Newsletter - Perinatal Injuries: Toward an Integrated Safety Program  

Contemporary Prenatal Screening for Down Syndrome: Testing with Cell Free DNA

  • Perinatal Quality Foundation 
  • National Society of Genetic Counselors 
  • False Positive Tragedy: Prenatal Tests Minus Genetic Counseling Results In Abortion For Some Healthy Fetuses 

Evaluation and Management of Female Victims of Sexual Assault

  • National Clinician Consultation Center for Postexposure Prophylaxis Hotline (PEPline) 
  • SafeLink: MA Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline  
  • CDC Prevention and Control of Viral Hepatitis  

Insights Into Implementing a Patient Safety Bundle

  • Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement 
  • Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care 
  • California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative 

Incivility and Intimidation: A Recurrent Threat to Perinatal Safety

  • Civility, Respect, and Engagement in the Workplace (CREW) 
  • Federation of State Medical Boards 
  • Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare: Is Incivility an Underlying Threat to Safety in Obstetrics? 

The Pregnancy Opioid Epidemic: An Outpatient Medical Home Approach to Treatment

  • American Society of Addiction Medicine 
  • ACOG Committee Opinion #473 (Substance Abuse Reporting and Pregnancy: The Role of the OB/GYN) 
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration