Neonatal: Golden Hour
The goal of the MSPQC Golden Hour Project is to improve the morbidity and mortality outcomes for high-risk premature infants born in Mississippi through use of systematic evidence-based better practices in the critical first hours of life.
Maximize resuscitative management of high risk neonates in first hour of life.
Primary MSPQC Golden Hour state AIMS for the initial phase:
- By December of 2016, 70% of high-risk deliveries will include the use of a delivery room pre-resuscitation checklist with briefing prior to delivery.
- By December of 2016, 70% of high-risk deliveries will be followed by a structured team debriefing utilizing the post-resuscitation checklist following the delivery.
- By December of 2016, 70% of high-risk deliveries will be followed by family communication from the delivering staff within 2 hours of infant delivery.
- By December of 2016, 80% of delivered high-risk newborns will have a temperature between 36.0 and 37.5 degrees Celsius upon admission to the NICU.