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Delayed Cord Clamping

Recent analysis has shown that Delayed Cord Clamping (DCC) in preterm infants is associated with a reduced need for blood transfusion and a reduced risk of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm infants

Randomized clinical trials have also shown other benefits of DCC including improved cardiovascular stability, cerebral oxygenation, and lower risks for both severe IVH and late-onset sepsis.  Delayed Cord Clamping of up to 1 minute for preterm infants has been recommended by the WHO, NRP, and ACOG.

CPQCC has collected a variety of resources to help hospitals implement and collect data on DCC. Following a DCC data collection pilot project, CPQCC now requires members to submit data on DCC in their hospitals. 

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Apr 2, 2019
New findings show that the practice of delayed cord clamping varies widely across hospitals in California. A total of 52 California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC) member...