Perinatal Safety Learning Network
NCQC offered the Perinatal Safety Learning Network. The network consisted of a webinar series with networking opportunities for sharing strategies on implementing the three Partnership for Maternal Safety Bundles: Postpartum Hemorrhage , hypertension and VTE. The project plan included quarterly provider focused webinars and quarterly networking webinars for sharing protocols and strategies to implement. The program was endorsed by and coordinated with the NC Partnership for Maternal Safety.
Newborn Blood Screening Sample Transit Times
NC law mandates that newborn infants blood be tested for a variety of genetic and metabolic disorders. The recommendation from the American College of Medical Genetics is “newborn screening specimens should be received at the Laboratory within 24 hours of collection.” This requires the samples to be couriered daily by the quickest means possible. Currently, the majority of North Carolina birthing hospitals are not meeting these recommendations. Recent data shows the average days for transit in North Carolina is 5 days. NCQC offered educational programming regarding the importance of decreasing Newborn Blood Screening Transit Times to less than 2 days.
NC Partnership for Maternal Safety
The North Carolina Partnership for Maternal Safety is an extension of the National Partnership for Maternal Safety and worked to implement the three Maternal Safety Bundles within North Carolina hospitals. The Partnership is a growing multi-stakeholder effort comprised of leaders from organizations across the spectrum of women’s health care including hospitals and health systems, physician and nurse professional associations, payers, and state agencies that are focused on strategies to improve maternal health and safety in the North Carolina.
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