Optimizing Care of the 35-36 Week Infant in the Newborn Nursery

Project Status: In Sustainment

Years Active: 2018-2019

Project Aim

Improve care and outcomes for Late Preterm Infants (gestational age of 35 0/7 to 36 6/7) by systematically implementing evidence-based practices to achieve a 10% reduction in readmission rates (within one week of discharge) by June 2019.

Immediate AIM:  By systematically developing and implementing evidence-based practices (focused on delivery room care, transition, infection, nutrition, parent education and discharge readiness) for Late Preterm Infants, practice reliability will improve 15% by March 2019

Key Driver

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Project Resources

State Leaders

Victoria DeVito, MD is a neonatologist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital. She co-leads the TIPQC 35-36 Week Infant Project.

Anna Morad, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and the Director of the Newborn Nursery at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.  She graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and did her residency at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama. Dr. Morad co-lead the TIPQC Breastfeeding Promotion Project, and is the co-leader of the 35-36 Week Infant Project.

Participating Hospitals