CHOC’s NICU patients benefit from quality improvement initiatives to ensure consistent neonatal care and enable swift response to QI results.
Dr. Irfan Ahmad
An internationally trained neonatologist, Dr. Ahmad also serves as medical director of the surgical neonatal intensive care program at CHOC.
Consistent, standardized efforts across several disciplines helped CHOC reduce rates of post-operative hypothermia in neonates by nearly 88 percent, results of a quality improvement project show. Staff decreased the number of babies who returned to the Surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with body temperatures below 36 degrees Celsius from 10.7 percent to 1.3 percent following […]