Preterm Labor Assessment Toolkit
The goal of this toolkit is to standardize the assessment and disposition of women in California who present at the hospital with the signs and symptoms of preterm labor, in order to provide timely interventions for preterm labor when needed. This hospital-based quality improvement project is currently being implemented in over 45 hospitals across California. Results from 15 hospitals show improved patient assessment and increased compliance with PLAT protocols. PLAT has received statewide and national attention from hospitals and health systems, and presentations on the toolkit have been conducted at national public health and obstetrics conferences. The toolkit is currently being revised, and a new edition will be available by early 2012. For more information, visit the Prematurity Prevention Resource Center (registration required).
My Pregnancy Record
My Pregnancy Record is a collaborative effort to combine the portable prenatal records created by Contra Costa County Health Services and Regional Perinatal Systems of San Diego, funded through the March of Dimes, California Chapter Community Grants program. The record is a portable document designed to be used by pregnant women and their health care providers to capture essential information related to their medical history and prenatal visits. It features an educational insert of topics important to expectant and postpartum mothers. My Pregnancy Record can be used as a reference in providing medical care in the event of disaster or emergency situations when paper medical charts or other medical records are not available. It can also be used as a backup medical record in the event that a woman requires urgent care before her prenatal records are sent to a hospital. Please email us with any questions about this record. Files can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.
Files are sized to print on 11 x 16 paper. Acrobat Reader is required to view and download these files.