CMQCC Toolkits and Guidelines

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CMQCC Cardiovascular Disease Toolkit

The Improving Health Care Response to Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy and Postpartum Toolkit was developed by the Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy and Postpartum Task Force as a resource for obstetrics, primary care and emergency medicine providers who interact with women during prenatal care or the postpartum period. The toolkit includes an overview of clinical assessment and comprehensive management strategies for cardiovascular disease based on risk factors and presenting symptoms.

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CMQCC Preeclampsia Toolkit

The primary aim of Improving Health Care Response to Preeclampsia: A California Toolkit to Transform Maternity Care is to guide and support obstetrical providers, clinical staff, hospitals and healthcare organizations to develop methods within their facilities for timely recognition and an organized, swift response to preeclampsia. Developed by the CMQCC Preeclampsia Task Force, the Toolkit includes best practices for early recognition, diagnosis, treatment and management of preeclampsia.

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CMQCC Improving Health Care Response to Maternal Venous Thromboembolism Toolkit

The Improving Health Care Response to Maternal Venous Thromboembolism toolkit was developed by the Venous Thromboembolism Task Force to encourage and facilitate systematic implementation of VTE risk assessment in California maternity units. Maternal venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a rare but life-threatening complication from blood clots for pregnant and postpartum women, and accounts for nearly 10% of all maternal deaths.

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CMQCC Early Elective Deliveries Toolkit

The CMQCC Early Elective Delivery Task Force worked collaboratively with the March of Dimes and the California Department of Public Health, Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Division, to create the Elimination of Non-medically Indicated (Elective) Deliveries Before 39 Weeks Gestational Age toolkit. The goals of the Toolkit are to decrease deliveries before 39 weeks in California and to help disseminate and determine best practices for prevention of early deliveries and to outline the most effective strategies for supporting California health care prov

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CMQCC OB Hemorrhage Toolkit V 2.0

The CMQCC OB Hemorrhage Task Force developed the Improving Health Care Response to Obstetric Hemorrhage toolkit to help obstetrical providers, clinical staff, hospitals and healthcare organizations develop methods within their facilities for timely recognition and an organized, swift response to hemorrhage. The toolkit was initially released in July 2010, and was updated March 2015 to Version 2.0 with the latest evidence-based changes outlined in the Executive Summary section of the Toolkit. 

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CMQCC Toolkit to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans

The California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative’s (CMQCC) 2016 Toolkit to Support Vaginal Birth and Reduce Primary Cesareans is designed to educate and motivate maternity clinicians to apply best practices for supporting vaginal birth. Cesarean births among low-risk, first-time mothers have been the largest contributor to the recent rise in cesarean rates, and accounts for the greatest variation in cesarean rates between hospitals. 

The Toolkit contains key strategies and resources to: