Friday, September 20, 2013

Checklists for Delivery-Room Quality Improvement

Quality Reports Editor Dr. Alex Kemper offers a preview of a Quality Report being early released this week from our October issue: 

I am a big believer in the power of checklists.  DeMauro et al. (doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-0686) share with us the development and implementation of their checklist to improve delivery room care for very preterm infants. I suspect that there are many birthing centers that could easily adopt their approach, including the critical evaluation and continuous improvement of the checklist and its use. So, go ahead and check it out –  and let me know what your experience is.