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Years Active: 2018-2019

Optimizing Care of the 35-36 Week

Infant in the Newborn Nursery


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

Project Resources

QI Project Guidance

Project Application

QI Project Guidance

IRB Approval Letter

QI Project Guidance

Late Preterm Infant Guidelines – Toolkit

Active Participating

Hospital Teams

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.  Dr. Morad co-lead the TIPQC Breastfeeding Promotion Project, and is the co-leader of the 35-36 Week Infant Project and the TIPQC Infant Medical Director



TIPQC is actively recruiting devoted health care professionals, community leaders and patient and family partners to further our mission of improving health outcomes for mothers and babies in Tennessee.