This toolkit continues the effort to stimulate self- analysis as the basis for quality improvement efforts, by bringing together all of the essential elements of quality improvement: awareness of authoritative opinion, self-examination of one's own processes and results, and ready access to easily used means to enable change."
CPQCC has organized the information in this toolkit in a different format than other CPQCC toolkits. It is organzied as follows: material on the left-hand side of the table represents available and authoritative Evidence-Based Guidelines of leading health-care organizations. On occasion, these guidelines may reflect more of an orientation to challenges in providing care to adults. For this reason, CPQCC has provided information and statements on the right-hand column to reflect Neonatal Perspectives, Practices and Priorities. Where there are currently no neonatal perspectives, no additional information is noted. Where we have found relevant communications in the literature, we have noted one or more relevant quotations from the communication’s Abstract (provided in full in the Appendices). Where the relevant communications have suggested a need for a formal statement about the items’ priority, then the right-hand column will contain CPQCC’s Perinatal Quality Improvement Panel (PQIP) “statement” (with references) on that particular topic. Where the relevant communications have suggested data of potential interest to Toolkit users, then the right-hand column will contain a CPQCC’s Perinatal Quality Improvement Panel (PQIP) “comment” about the item.