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  • Perinatal Quality Improvement Resources

    Resources to assist you in your Perinatal Quality Improvement Initiatives:

    Early Elective Delivery (39 Weeks) Resources:

    • Partnership for Patients/Premier HEN“Reduction of Elective Deliveries Prior to 39 Weeks Driver Diagram 2012-2013:” [ Learn More PDF ]
    • Premier Insurance Management Services: Early Elective Delivery Executive Summary (for use with hospital leadership): [ Learn More PDF ]
    • Premier Insurance Management Services: Reducing Non-medically Indicated Early Elective Delivery Process Map (Learn More PDF)
    • Premier Insurance Management Services: Reducing Non-medically Indicated Early Elective Delivery FAQs Part I: Change Readiness, Implementation, Measurement (Learn More PDF)
    • Premier Insurance Management Services: Reducing Non-medically Indicated Early Elective Delivery FAQs Part II: Improvement Phase, Hard Stop Policy, Next Steps (Learn More PDF)
    • March of Dimes/CMQCC Sample Scheduling Algorithm: [ Learn More PDF ]
    • March of Dimes/CMQCC Sample Early Elective Delivery Policy and Procedure: [ Learn More PDF ]
    • Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait Sample Physician Scorecard: [ Learn More PDF ]

    Prevention and Management of Maternal Hemorrhage

    Partnership for Patients/Premier HEN “Prevention and Management of Maternal Hemorrhage Driver Diagram”: (Learn More PDF)

    Prevention and Management of Pre-eclampsia/Hypertension of Pregnancy

    Partnership for Patients/Premier HEN “Prevention and Management of Pre-eclampsia/Hypertension of Pregnancy Driver Diagram”: (Learn More PDF)

    Toolkits and Bundle Care Resources
    On July1, 2013, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) retired the Augmentation, Induction, and Vacuum Delivery Bundles. The IHI introduced modified versions of the bundles: Elective Labor Induction Bundle; Advanced Elective Labor Induction Bundle;  Advanced Augmentation Bundle, and Neonatal Advantage Bundle. Resources and supportive documents will be posted when they become available.

    Resources Addressing High Reliability in Perinatal Care

    PPSI Information: PPSI Results Summary 2008-2013 “Reducing Preventable Birth Injuries and Liability Claims Through Evidence-Based Care, Enhanced Teamwork (Learn More)

    PPSI Information: PPSI Phase I White Paper, & IHI White Paper “Idealized Design of Perinatal Care:”
    [ Learn More ]

    Improving Perinatal Safety with High Reliability Principles: Premier’s Perinatal Safety Initiative
    [ Learn More ]

    Communication and TeamSTEPPS Resources

    AHRQ quality tools and resources: http://teamstepps.ahrq.gov/
    Examples of using AHRQ resources: http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/content.aspx?id=1702&tab=3

    Any Questions? For help with your Perinatal quality improvement needs, Contact Rebecca Price, PIMS’ Claims and Quality Improvement Project Manager, at (858) 509-6598 or Rebecca_Price@Premierinc.com