Improving Neonatal Outcomes

This committee will be devoted to identifying key problems in neonatal care and outcomes, designing quality improvement projects to address these problems, supervising implementation of projects, and then summarizing and reporting on project data.

Examples of key activities of this committee: Management of neonatal abstinence syndrome, antibiotic stewardship, enhancing nurse-directed healthcare outcomes, promoting safe sleep practices.

Members may include pediatricians, neonatologists, neonatal and pediatric nurse practitioners, NICU and nursery nursing staff, public health workers, lay members, and anyone else with interest in improving child health outcomes.

Key Activities

  1. Antibiotic Stewardship
  2. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
  3. Technical assistance in support of the Five Star Breastfeeding Initiative
  4. Safe Sleep
  5. Collaboration with Postpartum Support Virginia

Co-Chairs

Ann Kellams MD, IBCLC │ UVA Newborn & BF Med, VA AAP

Lori Dippold NNP │ VCU Health