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SOUTH CAROLINA BIRTH OUTCOMES INITIATIVE BROCHURES

South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative (SCBOI) OB Safety Bundle

In an effort to streamline access to OB patient safety tools that best fit the individual needs of each delivering hospital in the state, the SC BOI has assembled a list of tools from a variety of resources, including the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), ACOG, AWHONN, and the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care.   The tools provided in the SCBOI OB Safety Bundles (OB Hemorrhage, Hypertension in Pregnancy, Supporting Vaginal Birth) should be considered a resource for health care providers to improve recognition and response to high risk obstetric scenarios but do not define the standard of care in South Carolina.

We would like to acknowledge the California Department of Public Health for granting permission to post the individual CMQCC tools, which are "Adapted from David Lagrew MD, Audrey Lyndon RNC CNS PHD, Elliott Main MD, Larry Shields MD, Kathryn Melsop MS, Debra Bingham, RN DrPH.  Obstetric Hemorrhage Toolkit:  Improving Health Care Response to Obstetric Hemorrhage. (California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative Toolkit to Transform Maternity Care) Developed under contract #08-85012 with the California Department of Public Health; Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Division; Published by the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, June 2010."

Webinars

South Carolina Infant Safe Sleep Update: Trends, Tragedies and Opportunities

Treatment Options for Opioid Substance Use in Pregnant and Postpartum Women

Evidence-based Interventions to Prevent Spontaneous Preterm Birth

Hospital Breastfeeding Numbers to Meet Accreditation Requirements: How to Achieve and Measure.

CenteringPregnancy: A successful model for group prenatal care

Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) Webinar
Postpartum Contraceptive Access in South Carolina

Supporting Vaginal Birth Webinar #1
Should we worry about C-section rates in SC?

Supporting Vaginal Birth Webinar #2 
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: Antepartum strategies to prevent primary cesarean delivery

Supporting Vaginal Birth Webinar #3
The role of the labor and delivery patient care team in the safe prevention of the primary cesarean delivery.

2021 SCBOI AND SAFE SLEEP MEETING DATES

  • Jan. 13
  • Feb. 10
  • March 10
  • April 14
  • May 12
  • June 9
  • July 14
  • Aug. 11
  • Sept. 8
  • Oct. 13
  • Nov. 10
  • Dec. 8

These meetings will be held virtually during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. Email SCBOI@scdhhs.gov to be added to the SCBOI database for meeting announcements and program updates.

All monthly meetings are held at the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA). SCBOI Safe Sleep meetings are from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and SCBOI general session meetings are held from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the dates indicated above.

SCHA
1000 Center Point Road
Columbia, SC 29210

ABOUT SOUTH CAROLINA BIRTH OUTCOMES INITIATIVE (SCBOI)

South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative (BOI) is an effort by the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS), South Carolina Hospital Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), March of Dimes and over 100 stakeholders to improve the health outcomes for all moms and babies. Launched in July 2011, SCBOI has led the following efforts:

  • Elimination of elective inductions for non-medically indicated deliveries prior to 39 weeks gestation.

  • Reducing the number of C-sections for first-time, low-risk moms

  • Decreasing the number of admissions and the average length of stay in neonatal intensive care units

  • Making 17P, a compound that helps prevent pre-term births, available to all at-risk pregnant women with no "hassle factor"

  • Implementing a universal screening and referral tool, Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), in the physician's office to screen pregnant women and 12 months post-delivery for tobacco use, substance abuse, alcohol, depression and domestic violence

  • Championing Baby-Friendly designated hospitals and breastfeeding

  • Supporting development of the first donor human milk bank in South Carolina, the Mother's Milk Bank of South Carolina (MMBSC)

  • Promoting healthier moms and babies and reducing health disparities by supporting the Centering Pregnancy Model for prenatal care

  • Increasing access to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) through policy change allowing reimbursement for inpatient insertion

  • Supporting the Management Abstinence in Newborns (MAiN) program, an innovative treatment model for opioid-dependent newborns in the Level 1 Nursery

 

Workgroups and Chairpersons:

  • Access and Care Coordination - Dr. Patricia Witherspoon, South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and Dr. Timothy Lyons, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • Behavioral Health - Michelle Cunningham, South Carolina Department of Social Services, and Dr. Constance Guille, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Birth Equity - Andrea Heyward, University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health, and Lamikka Purvis Samuel, Family Solutions/South Carolina Office of Rural Health
  • Data - Dr. Anna Lopez-DeFede, University of South Carolina Institute for Families in Society, and Dr. Aunyika Moonan, South Carolina Hospital Association
  • Newborn Care- Dr. Jennifer Hudson, Prisma Health Upstate (Greenville Memorial Hospital), and Dr. Monica McCutcheon, Prisma Health Richland
  • Quality and Patient Safety- Dr. Amy Crockett, Prisma Health Upstate (Greenville Memorial Hospital), and Michelle Flanagan, Prisma Health Richland Perinatal Systems
  • Safe Sleep Initiative - Michelle Cunningham, South Carolina Department of Social Services, and Dr. Timothy Harkins, Prisma Health Upstate (Laurens County Hospital)

Vision Team Members

  • Hannah Bonsu, the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services
  • Dr. Berry Campbell, Prisma Health Midlands/University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Maggie Cash, South Carolina Children's Hospital Collaborative
  • Dr. Amy Crockett, Prisma Health Upstate (Greenville Memorial Hospital)
  • Dr. Ryan Cuff, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Michelle Cunningham, South Carolina Department of Social Services
  • Jordan Desai, South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Rick Foster, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Laura Goodwin, March of Dimes
  • Dr. Tim Harkins, Prisma Health Upstate (Laurens County Hospital)
  • Dr. Jenny Hudson, Prisma Health Upstate (Greenville Memorial Hospital)
  • Lloyd Kapp, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • Ana Lopez-De Fede, PhD, University of South Carolina Institute for Families in Society
  • Aunyika Moonan, PhD, South Carolina Hospital Association
  • Dr. Philip Mubarak, Carolina Pediatrics
  • Lamikka Purvis Samuel, Family Solutions/South Carolina Office of Rural Health
  • Kimberly Seals, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Ashley Sirianni, DNP, FNP-BC, South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Janelle Smith, South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Zeporia Tucker, South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Lynn Wellman, Prisma Health Richland Perinatal Systems
  • Dr. Patricia Witherspoon, South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Support And Questions

For questions or support, please contact SCBOI@scdhhs.gov

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