To: PMB Team Colleagues
From: David Wirtschafter, MD
Brian Reichman, MBChB
Date: December 30, 2018
Subj: Recent California (CPQCC) Reports on SIVH prevention practices and outcome: Highlights relevant to the PMB Project with approximately comparable data from the Israel Neonatal Network (INN).
Report #1: Sara C. Handley CPQCC. Survey of preterm neuro-centric care practices in California neonatal
intensive care units. J PERINATOLOGY 2018
Report #2: Sara C. Handley CPQCC. Incidence Trends and Risk Factor Variation in Severe Intraventricular
Hemorrhage across a Population Based Cohort. J PEDIATRICS 2018
#1 SIVH PREVENTION PRACTICES adopted 2015-2016.
Practices aggregated from the annual surveys of implemented practices in California NICUs (65% compliance rate), much like we are starting to do with our PMB surveys:
Their list of surveyed practices includes many that are part of our PMB program, either already distributed or likely to be considered and released in one form or another soon, with the major exceptions of intubation premedication, PDA algorithm and Indomethacin prophylaxis.
Their overall summary is:
Practices changing recently were: