39 is Fine: Ending Early Elective Deliveries


Originally presented Thursday, May 30, 2013

Learn how Sharp Grossmont Hospital is reducing Early Elective Deliveries (EED) using an interdisciplinary approach. Share in the data collection process, lessons learned and practical tips acquired along their successful journey. This webinar will outline the key components to developing an effective program to decrease the number of EEDs.

Program Objectives

  • Identify a systematic approach to prevent EEDs.
  • Assess the patient for appropriateness of EED.
  • Discuss the challenges in implementing an EED policy.
  • Develop an induction scheduling algorithm.
  • Utilize a scheduling form for evaluation prior to scheduling the delivery.
  • List components of the education program specific to the respective population (i.e., physicians, clinical staff, office staff and patients).
  • Engage the patient in understanding the risks associated with EED.
  • Identify common barriers to establishing an effective EED hard-stop policy and effective strategies to address those barriers.
  • Identify components data distribution and transparency.

Recorded Webinar

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Colleen Burks, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM – Clinical Lead – Labor & Delivery, Sharp Grossmont Hospital. 16 years nursing experience.

Lisa DeLong, BSN, RNC-OB – Advanced Clinician - Labor & Delivery, Sharp Grossmont Hospital. 24 years nursing experience.

Lily Pisegna, MBAH, RNC-NE, BSN – Director of Women’s Health Center, Sharp Grossmont Hospital. 34 years nursing experience.

Sharon White, MSN, RNC-OB – Manager – Labor & Delivery, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, 24 years nursing experience.