April


NJPQC Spring Conference - April 29, 2019

Among the most fundamental indicators of nation's health status are perinatal morbidity and mortality. The New Jersey Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NJPQC) - a network of OB hospitals, perinatal care clinicians and other providers, public health professionals, maternal and child organizations and other key stakeholders - is working to address some of New Jersey's most critical perinatal health issues, such as having one of the highest C-section rates in the naton and ranked 35th in maternal mortality in the country (11.2 per 10,000 births). Thirty-seven women die, on average, for every 100,000 live births in New Jersey, compared with 20 nationally. African-American women in New Jersey are also five times more likely than their white counterparts to die from pregnancy-related complications.

The NJPQC is embarking on a secon year, working its partners and participating hospitals to test, evaluate and spread best practices - through comprehensive provider and community education - to improve the quality of perinatal care, improve population-level outcomes in maternal and infant health, and reduce disparities.

This full day conference will focus on the efforts of the NJPQC and its workgroups, including the current QI projects: NJ AIM obstetrics hemorrhage and severe hypertension bundle implementation and the NTSV C-Section reduction initiative. Teams that attend will also learn about strategies, tools and tactics for sustaining these efforts at their facility from best practice hospitals in New Jersey and leaders that have implemented this work in other states.

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A. Rubenstein & R. D'Oria Presentation

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A. Borders Presentation

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I. Zimmerman Presentation

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H. Lynch & R. Kashdan Presentation

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E. Tsigas Presentation

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M. Schall Presentation

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D. Contreras Presentation

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N. Lamborne Presentation

Embracing Palliative Care in Practice - April 16, 2019

NJHA and its Health Research and Educational Trust will mark National Healthcare Decisions Day April 16 by hosting a complimentary program, Embracing Palliative Care in Practice, with clinicians, clergy and healthcare consumers sharing perspectives on palliative care.

Defined by the World Health Organization in 1990, palliative care seeks to address not only physical pain, but emotional, social and spiritual pain to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. Palliative care extends the principles of hospice care to a broader population that could benefit from receiving this type of care earlier in their illness or disease process.

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J. Israel Presentation

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K. O'Neil Presentation

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S. Cohen Presentation

Ebola and Emerging Infectious Disease Workshop - April 17, 2019

The federal government has announced that all health care facilities must be made aware of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and response efforts by mutliple agencies. Health care facilities are advised to ensure appropriate travel histories are conducted on all patients. Every health care facility must be capable of rapidly identifying, isolating and stabilizing a patient under investigation (PUI), while maintaining patient and health care worker safety. Health care facilities must know their role within the response, and who to contact to coordinate PUI transfer to an assessment hospital and/or treatment center.

NJHA Emergency Management has partnered with ASPR, NJDOH and The National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETEC) to bring up-to-date information and best practices to New Jersey's frontline hospitals.

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Ebola Plan

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Pathogen Specific Strategies

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Critical Thinking

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Strategies to Strength Team Resilience