The CHoSEN Collaborative has been leading the effort to increase consistency in implementation of best practice approaches in the identification of and response to newborns prenatally exposed to substances in the Rocky Mountain region since 2017.
Over the course of the last several months the number of hospitals committed to the CHoSEN Collaborative Quality Improvement Collaborative (CHoSEN QIC) has grown from 17 birthing hospitals in Colorado in November 2019 to 31 hospitals today.
During this time the interest among providers and multidisciplinary hospital-based improvement teams in tracking data and achieving measurable improvements for infants and families impacted by substance use has only grown. When hospitals commit to becoming members of CHoSEN QIC, teams use structured quality improvement methods to improve their local practices, including setting specific aims, following appropriate outcome and process measures, and using Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles to test and implement changes.
Expanding the network of data collection and shared experiences to Wyoming and Montana, CHoSEN Collaborative is promoting best practice approaches include: training on behavioral techniques to sooth babies experiencing withdrawal symptoms, as an alternative to prescribing opiates; providing tools for creating safe discharge plans; and guidelines for safe breastfeeding for mothers impacted by substance use, especially opioids.
Welcome to the following new members of CHoSEN QIC!
- Campbell County Memorial Hospital Gilette WY
- Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Cheyenne WY
- Cody Regional Health
- Ivinson Memorial Hospital
- Sheridan Memorial Hospital
- St Vincent Healthcare
- Wyoming Medical Center
Click HERE for a full listing of hospitals participating in CHoSEN QIC and follow the CHoSEN blog in the coming months to learn more about each hospital-based improvement team.