VON SONPM COVID-19 Impact Audit
The impact of COVID-19 on the care of the newborn infants and families we serve is highly uncertain and rapidly changing.
VON and the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Neonatal Perinatal Medicine (SONPM) created a tool to help newborn care teams understand the impact of COVID-19 in their own units and more broadly in the neonatal community. Our goal is to inform local and national decision-making for program evaluation and quality improvement.
The audit is open to all hospitals caring for infants (regardless of VON membership). The audit will be conducted on a single day of your choice and you may choose to repeat the audit each month.
Aggregate reporting will appear on this page. The audit will re-open in December 2020.
September Audit Results
Participants reported 3 confirmed cases and 61 suspected cases in mother-baby rooms, Level I, II, III, or IV units, or special units for COVID-19. The numbers of newborns with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 were low at most centers, ranging from 0 to 13.
Many centers are experiencing shortages of equipment, testing and personnel that significantly affect the quality of care for newborn infants and families: 41% experienced at least one shortage.
Join the discussion on our Community Forum and interactive webinars to explore more audit results and address other questions about the impact on newborn care.