Finger Lakes Regional Perinatal Program

Outreach

Outreach Services

  • Periodic on-site quality of care visits to each affiliate which include the review of:
  1. Available perinatal data
  2. The affiliate’s internal quality assurance program, policies, & procedures
  3. Care provided by medical, nursing, & other health care practitioners
  4. The appropriateness & timeliness of maternal & newborn referrals and transfers, as well as the outcomes of patients retained at the affiliate hospital who met the criteria for transfer to a higher level of care
  5. Adverse perinatal events & outcomes such as fatalities, morbidity, nosocomial infections, and high-risk procedures
  6. Pathology related to all deaths & significant surgical specimens
  7. The effectiveness of any plans for correcting quality of care problems
  • Review & identification of problems: review of data, adverse outcomes, transports and non-transports, and the affiliates internal QA/QI activities
  • Solutions/recommendations and their effectiveness
  • Outreach and education including identification of needs
  • Attending level perinatal consultations
  • Development, updating, and implementing affiliation agreements
  • Patient transport