The New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC), an initiative of the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH), aims to provide the best and safest care for women and infants in New York State by preventing and minimizing harm through the use of evidence-based practice interventions.
The current intervention projects of the NYSPQC focus on:
- Assuring that all initiations of labor or cesarean sections performed on women who are not in labor between 36 0/7 and 38 6/7 weeks gestation occur only when medically indicated;
- Optimizing early enteral nutrition in newborns of <31 weeks gestational age to minimize discharge from a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) below the 10th percentile on the Fenton growth scale;
- Preventing central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) in NICUs; and
- Reducing maternal mortality.
Hospitals across the State are collaborating with the NYS DOH on one or more of these projects