Posts Tagged ‘ACOG’

New Guidelines for Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery

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While the cesarean section rate has risen to 1 in 3 births, there has not been a concurrent rise in improved maternal and neonatal outcomes. Research data show that variation in practice affects the cesarean section rate in different regions. In March 2014 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal […]

ACOG Redefines “Full Term” Pregnancy

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In a November 2013 Committee Opinion, ACOG and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine have recommended the use of “full term” to designate pregnancies between 39 0/7 weeks and 40 6/7 weeks gestation. This recommendation came from a work group convened to address the variance in neonatal outcomes resulting from pregnancies considered by the old label […]

FPQC’s Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative (OHI) Launched

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  On October 30, 2013, over 100 individuals from 31 Florida hospitals and 4 North Carolina hospitals met at Winter Park Memorial Hospital to begin an 18 month initiative designed to reduce the incidence and severity of obstetric hemorrhage. Attendees from the hospitals participating in the OHI came in teams of nurses, physicians and administrators. The […]