Out-of-Hospital (OOH)/Community Births was selected as a UWNQC focus because of the growing percentage of planned out-of-hospital births in Utah. Utah ranks in the top five states nationally for planned out of hospital births at 3.2% in 2015. The goals of the committee are to analyze the current state of OOH births in Utah, to identify maternal and neonatal safety issues related to OOH births and create statewide actions items addressing the recognized safety issues.
UWNQC Committee Reports
Develop out-of-hospital and community birth resources, 2021
The transfer feedback survey was updated to include patient feedback and promotion of the survey has begun. The committee provided feedback on the content for the EMS and out-of-hospital provider online modules. An infographic on out-of-hospital births was created. The transfer forms were updated and streamlined. Presentations to share committee progress were given to the Alaska Out of Hospital Birth Group and the Utah Midwives Organization Conference.
Committee Meetings are generally held on the second Tuesday of the month at 3:00-4:30 pm via Zoom and all are welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the email distribution and to verify the date of the next meeting.
Out of Hospital/Community Birth Resources
Hospital Specific Transfer Guidelines
If you need to create a transfer guideline, use our Transfer Guideline Template.
Visitor policies included in these guidelines are subject to change in the setting of the COVID-19 pandemic. Current visitor policies can be clarified by calling the Labor and Delivery Unit at each hospital as listed in its guideline.
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