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"Identifying the specific level of care available at each hospital allows the sickest patients to make sure they are in the right place."

Perinatal levels of care: Resources

Risk-Based Care Toolkit

This toolkit was developed to facilitate the implementation of risk-based transport/transfer policies.

The Triple Aim and Risk-based Perinatal Care: Improving Care in the Era of Quality Improvement

The Triple Aim and Risk-based Perinatal Care: Improving Care in the Era of Quality Improvement
The concept of regionalized perinatal care has changed over time. This position statement reframes the underlying assumptions related to levels of perinatal care and relationships between stakeholders.

Self-Assessment Survey Materials

The following list includes all of the necessary documents an institution will need to complete the self-assessment.

WAPC Levels of Care Initiative Summary of Levels
Self-Assessment Instruction Sheet
Application Form (This form is REQUIRED.)

Level I Obstetric Services Self-Assessment Survey
Level II Obstetric Services Self-Assessment Survey
Level III Obstetric Services Self-Assessment Survey
Level IV Obstetric Services Self-Assessment Survey

Level I Neonatal Services Self-Assessment Survey
Level II Neonatal Services Self-Assessment Survey
Level III Neonatal Services Self-Assessment Survey
Level IV Neonatal Services Self-Assessment Survey

Appendix: Staffing Ratios Worksheet

Supplemental Surveys
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) published updated recommendations for obstetric levels of care in February 2015. If you completed an Obstetric Level of Care survey prior to October 2015, the survey you completed did not reflect the most recent changes. You are invited to update your self-assessment survey by completing the appropriate supplemental survey below.

WAPC Levels of Care Initiative Summary of Levels

WAPC Levels of Care Initiative Summary of Levels. The summary describes key components required for each level of obstetric and neonatal care.

Guidelines for the Responsible Utilization of Neonatal Intensive Care

Guidelines for the Responsible Utilization of Neonatal Intensive Care. This position statement offers practical guidelines for institutional policies and procedures for the responsible use of neonatal intensive care. The guidelines are intended to support an environment within which the health care team, including parents, can review and discuss the known clinical information, formulate personal and professional opinions, and participate in discussions to reach consensus on the best interest of the infant.

Recommendation for developing a guideline or policy regarding consultations for the care of high-risk pregnant women

Recommendation for developing a guideline or policy regarding consultations for the care of high-risk pregnant women. This document provides a framework for developing policies, guidelines, or credentialing criteria regarding consultation for the care of high-risk pregnant women.

References

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Guidelines for Perinatal Care, 8th Edition. 2017. Elk Grove Village, IL/Washington, DC:AAP/ACOG.
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Fetus and Newborn. Levels of Neonatal Care. Pediatrics. 2012;130(3):587-597.
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Menard MK, et al. Levels of Maternal Care. Am J Ob Gyn. 2015;212(3):259-271.