April 2019 Edition:
Improving care collaboration for NICU patients to decrease length of stay and readmission rate
Cherrie D Welch, Jennifer Check, T Michael O’Shea; BMJ Open Quality 2017, Volume 6, Issue 2
BAPM NSQI 2 – Team Communication
BAPM NSQI 5- Collaborative multidisciplinary care for babies with complex conditions
In this fascinating paper the authors describe how a multidisciplinary quality improvement project reduced length of stay and readmission rate for medically complex neonatal patients in a level 4 NICU in USA. The aim of the project was to increase continuity and collaboration of care for infants who were expected to have prolonged hospitalisations...
Reviewed by Ambalika Das on behalf of the Publications Team
Utilizing Quality Improvement Science to Improve Resident Neonatal Resuscitation Skills in the Delivery Room
Bertoni C, et al., Pediatrics May 2018; 142 (1)
BAPM NSQI 1: Generating and developing guidelines
BAPM NSQI 2: Supporting team communication
The team from Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus, OH) present a well circumscribed piece of work aiming to increase the skills and confidence of residents (ST1-5 equivalents) in neonatal resuscitation. Drivers for their project were very relatable, for example, the pressures of hours restrictions (arguably even greater in the UK/EU) as a significant challenge for effective and comprehensive training in resuscitation...
Reviewed by Chantelle Tomlinson on behalf of the Publication Team
Previous Publication Reviews
February 2019 Edition including reviews of:
1. “Golden Hour” quality improvement intervention and short-term outcome among preterm infants - October 2018
2. Using a composite morbidity score and cultural survey to explore characteristics of high proficiency neonatal intensive care units – January 2018
3. A Multifaceted Approach to Improving Outcomes in the NICU: The Pediatrix 100 000 Babies Campaign – April 2016
QI publications group: Ambalika Das (Lead), Chantelle Tomlinson, Sarah Bates, Lisa Barker.