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Tackling Quality Improvement in the Delivery Room.

CPQCC Publication
TitleTackling Quality Improvement in the Delivery Room.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsLapcharoensap W, Lee HC
JournalClin Perinatol
Date Published2017 09
KeywordsCesarean Section, Communication, Delivery Rooms, Delivery, Obstetric, Female, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Infant, Very Low Birth Weight, Patient Care Team, Patient Simulation, Perinatal Care, Pregnancy, Quality Improvement, Resuscitation

Implementation of standardized practices in the delivery room fosters a safe environment to ensure that newborn infants are cared for optimally, whether or not they require extensive resuscitation. Quality improvement (QI) is an excellent methodology for implementation of standardized practices due to the multidisciplinary nature of the delivery room, complexity of tasks involved, and opportunities to track processes and outcomes. This article discusses how the delivery room is a unique environment and presents examples on how to approach delivery room QI. Key areas of potential focus for teams pursuing delivery QI include thermal regulation, optimizing respiratory support, and facilitating team communication.

Alternate JournalClin Perinatol
PubMed ID28802345
PubMed Central IDPMC5607745
Grant ListP30 HS023506 / HS / AHRQ HHS / United States