Virginia Focuses on Improving Care of Infants Affected by Substance Use

Virginia Task Force Focuses on Improving Care of Infants Affected by Substance Use Virginia Neonatal-Perinatal Collaborative to implement Vermont Oxford Network’s NAS Universal Training The Virginia Neonatal-Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (VNPC) is launching Vermont Oxford Network’s NAS Universal Training Program to standardize care and improve outcomes for infants and families affected by substance use, an […]

Your VON Newsletter June 2018

NICU by the Numbers Increasingly, NICUs Integrate Families into Care with Single-Family Rooms VON analysis shows one-fifth of hospitals caring for infants in single family rooms. Dr. Robert White calls for examining structural and operational barriers to fully integrating families into care. NICU by the Numbers reports are made possible by VON members who voluntarily […]

Show the Great Work You Do – Call for Images

We want to show what it is like to turn data into action and provide ever-improving care for infants and families. We know you do this every day – show us by submitting your photos! This is an opportunity for you, your team, and your center to be showcased with VON online as we will […]

Data Informs Shared Decision-Making for Treatment of NEC

Vermont Oxford Network and Boston Children’s Hospital collaborate to improve clinical prognosis and family counseling When Boston Children’s Hospital surgeons and clinical teams discuss treatment options for neonates with necrotizing enterocolitis, they use information gleaned from thousands of similar infants in Vermont Oxford Network’s Very Low Birth Weight and Expanded databases. Tom Jaksic, MD, PhD, […]

Epic Tools for VON Members

We know many VON members use Epic for an EMR solution, and we want to be sure you know about the tools available to you through Epic. To learn more, please contact your hospital’s Epic analyst. VON-related Epic tools include: A system list with patients who are likely eligible for submission. The system list uses […]

Best Poster Award for VON’s Work in Ethiopia

Vermont Oxford Network faculty and Ethiopian colleagues won “best poster” for their recent work “Global Neonatal Database to Identify Quality Gaps- Pilot Experience in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia” at Global Health Day sponsored by the Global Health Program at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine and the Western Connecticut Health Network. This work informed […]

Outstanding QI Poster Award for Antibiotic Stewardship at Cabell Huntington

The Cabell Huntington team won the Outstanding Quality Improvement Poster award from their hospital and Marshall University for their work on antibiotic stewardship in the NICU. The team is participating in iNICQ: Choosing Antibiotics Wisely at the Intensive-level, which includes a curriculum produced in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to help teams build QI skills […]

Your VON Newsletter – March 2018

  Your VON Newsletter Inspire. Innovate. Accelerate. Annual Quality Congress Registration is Open Are You and Your NICU Prepared for the Future? VON’s Annual Quality Congress is designed for your entire interdisciplinary team. Gather with the worldwide community of practice to explore the following themes: Using the NICU Wisely; Follow-Through: Care beyond the NICU Walls; […]

Cochrane at VON

Vermont Oxford Network is now supporting Cochrane Neonatal to provide the neonatal community of practice and VON members convenient access to Cochrane Neonatal reviews. VON’s support ensures that evidence-based, regularly updated, systematic reviews of the effects of therapies in neonatal-perinatal medicine remain available to the public. Starting in Spring 2018, you will be able to […]

Ethiopian Neonatal Network Launched

Dr. Danielle Ehret, VON’s director of global health, and Dr. Jeffrey Horbar, VON chief executive and scientific officer, visited Ethiopia for six days in February to kick-off the Ethiopian Neonatal Network. Medical and nursing leaders shared excitement to form this national network within VON’s worldwide community of practice, and hope that this standardized data and […]