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Emerging Quality Trends Series: Reducing Primary Cesareans and Supporting Vaginal Birth: California’s Successful Multi-strategy/Multi-channel Approach - Recording

September 17, 2020

Noon-1 p.m.

Registration is open to HANYS Members Only

Description: Over the last 20 years, U.S. and California cesarean rates rose by more than 50% without any documented improvement in infant outcomes. The variation of cesarean rates among hospitals and individual providers is striking. Over the last three years, the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative has led statewide efforts to reduce the variation and reintroduce national guidelines for labor management. CMQCC has achieved impressive results both in a 66-hospital quality collaborative with high cesarean rates and in statewide outcomes, with no evidence for infant or maternal harms. This session will explore the strategies and partnerships that made this success possible.

Presenter: Elliott Main, MD, medical director, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative and professor, obstetrics and gynecology, Stanford University

Objectives: At the end of the webinar, you will be able to:

• describe barriers for reducing cesarean births;

• identify key quality improvement strategies useful for supporting vaginal birth; and

• describe the importance of using multiple steps to maximize improvement.

This webinar is part of HANYS’ Emerging Quality Trends Lunch and Learn Sessions series. Content in each session will cover different topics based on federal, state and membership priorities. Additional sessions are listed below:

July 16: Sepsis — Update on Maternal and Pediatric Guidelines

August 13: Using screening and SBIRT for pregnant women with OUD

For more information about this program, contact Erin Gretzinger, associate director, Quality Advocacy, Research, and Innovation, at (518) 431-7744 or egretzin@hanys.org.

If you have questions regarding registration please contact Registration Support at learning@hanys.org or at (518) 431-7867.

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