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  • Posted in: Newborn SIG

    Thanks! That is good to know. We have heard from another unit in Colorado who also switched recently, and they are having the same problem as us. But I'm glad to hear that you are not! We are trying to get the lab to compare results. More to come. Betsey ...

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    RE: Low Volumes

    Posted in: Urgent Care SIG

    Hi- Our volumes are picking up, not yet to pre-pandemic numbers. Public schools just opened (partially) in Chicago and we have definitely seen an increase in numbers. The challenge is we are working on a budget based on projected volumes for next ...

  • Posted in: APA Listserv

    Registration is Open for APA's 10th Annual Conference on Advancing Quality Improvement Science for Children's Health Care April 29-30, 2021 | Virtual 12-5PM EST About Conference ...

  • Posted in: Urgent Care SIG

    Becky, Just curious if your volumes have started to return? We are at about 75% of normal/pre-covid volumes. Best, Amanda ------------------------------ Amanda Montalbano Director of Scholarly Activities, Division of Urgent Care Children's Mercy Kansas ...

  • Posted in: Region 6

    ​Dear all, The election opens today (4/12) for an incoming Region 6 Co-chair. We have two wonderful candidates, Dr. Ryan Smith and Dr. Sadia Ansari. Please click on the link below (and you will have to sign-in to the APA Community) to learn more about ...

  • Posted in: Region 4

    SAVE THE DATE! The Health Care Value SIG is excited to host a panel discussion with 3 national experts on healthcare value and payment models for children on Monday May 10 th from 9-11am (CENTRAL TIME) at PAS. Please join us! The Future of Payment ...


  • NEW BORN Study: Early Onset Sepsis QI Study

    Dear BORN members, 

    We are pleased to announce that BORN in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh has received funding from the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) to conduct a quality improvement (QI) project around early onset sepsis (EOS) screening practices and antibiotic stewardship for late preterm/term infants. This is a critical area for improving newborn healthcare delivery systems, given what is known regarding wide practice variation in EOS screening across the US and the recent recommendation changes put forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on the Fetus and Newborn (AAP-COFN).  


    We will be recruiting 5-10 BORN nurseries to participate in this QI collaborative. If you are interested, please complete the brief survey found at the link below. At this stage getting in touch does not mean you are committing to the project. We are engaging potential sites very early in the process so we can produce the most feasible project plan possible. Please contact born@academicpeds.org with any additional questions. 





    • Obtain appropriate institutional approval (either IRB or Quality Review Committee). Supporting documents will be shared with all participating sites.  
    • Implement a QI initiative with a multidisciplinary team that aligns with current AAP-COFN EOS guideline and aims to reduce antibiotic use but is tailored to your newborn nursery.  
    • If your nursery is already engaged in this work, it does not necessarily exclude your participation in this collaborative.   
    • Collect 4 months of baseline data and 8 months of prospective data on lab evaluations and empiric antimicrobial use among term newborns  
    • Participate in kick-off and wrap-up on-line events with the study team and other BORN sites and monthly local team meetings. 


    • $1000 honorarium to support this research initiative however your site chooses 
    • MOC Part 4 credit for all clinicians at site that meaningfully engage in the process 
    • On-going support in designing and implementing your QI project 
    • Site PI listed by name in acknowledgments of manuscripts 
    • Reduce well newborn exposure to empiric antibiotics, mother-baby separation, length of stay and hospitalization costs at your nursery 

    2021 APA Call for Applications is Open! Apply for a Program or Research Funding Today!

    Deadlines are September or October and detailed in the link below.

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