H1N1 and Pregnancy
Pregnant women are at increased risk of morbidity and mortality due to 2009 H1N1 influenza:
The goal of this portion of the website is to assemble in one spot H1N1 pregnancy resources that are scattered among many government and private sites. The information is divided into the following sections:
Each section has a short discussion but users need to spend most of their time examining the Resources. These include key CDC guidelines, information reports, patient education materials, key medical literature, State of California resources, as well as materials and slides from California universities and hospitals. In addition, we are sharing an updated OB Grand Rounds Slide Set on H1N1 in Pregnancy.
The California Department of Public Health, MCAH, also has a useful website on H1N1 and pregnancy, that can be reached by clicking here.
CDC has extensive guidance available on their website regarding the care and treatment of pregnant women. We have included their pregnancy related documents in our Resources. Note that it is important to check directly with the CDC site on a regular basis as new recommendations come out frequently...
The CDC also has a hotline for questions about their guidance for pregnant women: 404-368-2133. You will be directed to a subject matter expert.
Severe Influenza Case History Form (Pediatric and Adult ICU) for reporting purposes.
Slide Set on H1N1 and Pregnancy
California has new H1N1 data including children and pregnant women.
The CDC recently (11-10-09) released is the latest CDC Guidelines for Labor/Delivery/Postpartum Care.
On 11-17-09 there was a follow-up CDC/ COCA conference call covering these guidelines and more. The slides are now available: CDC Slides: 2009 H1N1 Influenza: Pregnant Women and Newborns.
We are sharing a new(10-29-09) OB Grand Rounds Slide Set from California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. It has been well received by many groups and types of providers.
Profile in Improvement
Learn how Bill Gilbert of Sutter Health System Sacramento created a multi-disciplinary committee “Quality of care on Labor and Delivery” for program development to improve patient outcomes and safety.