The Beauty of a Bundle: Iatrogenic Prematurity and Elective Delivery

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Presented By:  Martin November, M.D., MBA, FACOG and Sue Leavitt Gullo, RN, MS
April 2010

Chubby cheeks take 40 weeks! Recent science shows that iatrogenic prematurity may affect brain development as well as result in increased newborn admissions for RDS and subsequent prolonged length of stay for the newborn population. Learn more about how bundling care processes can reduce adverse outcomes in the labor and delivery suite. Strategize methods to engage, design and test evidence based strategies in the perinatal setting which will build an infrastructure of safety and result in a high-performing unit.


  • Review the scientific evidence regarding iatrogenic prematurity and its impact
  • Define reliability and reliable processes of care to avoid iatrogenic prematurity
  • Discuss methods to improve quality and reduce risk by bundling clinical strategies
  • Share practical tools from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Perinatal Community teams learning from the Director of IHI who has led teams to achieve improved performance
  • Discuss what you can do tomorrow, next week and next month to reduce variability in care processes


Your entire healthcare team will benefit from this session so please be sure to tune in.


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