Toolbox: Framework for Quality Improvement

Resources and Tools

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Improvement Stories

Audit Tools

Model Policies


Clinical Education/Staff Training Resources

DocumentsACNM Clarity in Collaboration Concepts
ACNM has developed definitions to use when assessing outcomes and processes of care that identify areas of collaboration between health care providers.

LinkAWHONN Perinatal Quality Measures Process
The actions of nurses have a significant impact on patient outcomes; therefore, a vital component of improving health care is to measure the quality of nursing care. This resource links to Women's Health and Perinatal Nursing Care Quality (NCQ) measures being developed by The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).

Patient Education

Position Statements/Related Guidelines/Toolkits

LinkBirthTOOLS website synopsis
This handy 2 page PDF handout that can be shared with others to introduce them to the website and its resources. Updated 05-16-16.

LinkQuality Patient Care in Labor and Delivery: A Call to Action
Link to the PDF white paper developed by SMFM, ACOG, ACOOG, AAFP, ACNM, AAP, and AWHONN supporting normal physiologic birth and patient-centered care.

LinkNursing Quality Measurement (AWHONN)
Link to a PDF download of AWHONN's position statement on nurse-sensitive quality. These are currently the recommended perinatal quality indicators proposed for adoption by the National Quality Forum Perinatal Measures.



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