“Delivering Higher-Order Multiples,
Best Practices and a Culture of Safety”
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This presentation will provide an overview of the potentially better practices for the delivery and care of high-order multiple births. The presenters will discuss one center’s experience with a high-order multiple delivery including care management and outcomes. Additionally, the presenters will explain how this approach was subsequently utilized at another center to successfully care for another high-order multiple birth experience in the hopes of sharing these techniques for other center’s use.
Our Learning Objectives:
- To describe the use of the Vermont Oxford Network Collaboative’s Potentially Better Practices for the delivery of high-risk neonatal patients
- To discuss one center’s experience with using these Potentially Better Practices in the delivery and care of a high-risk, high-order multiple births.
- To discuss the use of another center’s adaptation of this initial model of care.
Amy is currently the Director of Nursing Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University. She is a neonatal clinical nurse specialist and has done extensive work in the areas of process inprovement and patient safety.Amy began her clinical work within neonatology as a clinical nurse specialist in the neonatal intensive care unit at Akron Children’s Hosptial and was very involved with the work of the Vermont Oxford Network collaboratives. From there, Amy grasped onto the concepts of quality improvement and patient safety and has since expanded her focus. She currently works as the Director of Nursing Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University where she focuses on all patient populations. Amy serves as the program planning committee chairperson for the 2012 and 2013 National Asociation of Neonatal Nurses (NANN) annual education conferences. In addition, she has been a guest editor for Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews and currently serves as a manuscript reviewer for The Journal of Nursing Care Quality.Amy was employed at Akron Children’s Hospital during the delivery of Ohio’s first set of sextuplets and, after her move to Columbus, Ohio, she was subsequently employed at The Ohio State University during the delivery of Ohio’s second set of sextuplets.
Kimberly Firestone BS, RRT is currently the Neonatal Respiratory Outreach Clinical Liaison for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Akron Children’s Hospital. She has been involved with the NICU’s process and quality improvement for many years.Her involvement with the Vermont Oxford Network Collaborative has been on-going since 2001. Along with Amy, Kim was a participant in the planning and care of Ohio’s first set of sextuplets. She and Amy have worked together on several projects addressing process improvement and safety initiatives and they have remained in contact to continue collaboration in these areas.Kim presents both nationally and internationally on her two areas of concentration which include process improvement initiatives and her additional passion of NAVA ventilation research.
This course has been approved by the
California Board of Registered Nurses,
Provider Number 15417 for 1 contact hour.
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