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Prevention of the 1st Cesarean Delivery Data Tool
The rising cesarean delivery rate in the United States has been in the news. In 2014, ACOG and SMFM published a consensus document on the Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery. The plan is to facilitate dissemination of this information throughout the state and to support implementation of the recommendations. Baseline data on Nebraska cesarean rates has been collected.
Hyperbilirubinemia Data Tool
Jaundice is a fairly common newborn condition that can result in devastating kernicterus. Evidence-based protocols provide guidance in identification of newborns at risk and their appropriate management. If your facility would like to participate in this project, please register. Web-conferences of the participating hospitals are taking place every two months as improvement teams are taking steps to develop and implement evidence-based protocols.
Did you know Nebraska ranked 50th out of 53 states and territories in the 2016 United States Breastfeeding Report Card released by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)? This ranking is based on the 2015 Maternity Practices in Infants Nutrition and Care (mPINC) Survey conducted by the CDC biennially to assess evidence-based hospital practices that support and encourage breastfeeding. Of the perinatal stakeholders who attended the NPQIC 2015 Fall Summit, 83% responded that breastfeeding was a priority quality issue for their organizations.
The plan is to repeat the mPINC survey while providing healthcare organizations assistance in implementation of evidence-based practices. The initial data collection occurred early in 2016 and revealed opportunity to improve on:
Prevention of CMV
In Nebraska, there are approximately 156 CMV infected newborns born every year. Unsuspecting pregnant women may contract CMV and pass it on to their developing baby in-utero. Some of these newborns will have hearing loss as a result of the CMV infection. Public education programs have been effective in reducing the transmission of CMV to pregnant women. Social media is being utilized to education childvbearing women in Nebraska about this disease and hygienic measures to prevent CMV transmission.
Count the Kicks
Kick counts are a simple way for mothers to identify if their unborn baby is healthy. The Count the Kicks campaign, which originated in Iowa, strives to education pregnant women and provides tools to assist them with kick counts. Kick counts are an easy way to prevent stillborn babies. Nebraska hospitals and providers may order free brochures to share the campaign with their patients. Order your brochures today. In addition, social media is being utilized to reach childbearing women in Nebraska.
March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign
Learn more about the MOD Roadmap Interventions to reduce prematurity.