Fetal and Perinatal Learning Lab

The initial focus for the Fetal and Perinatal Learning Lab is to increase the percentage of infants who receive a prenatal diagnosis to 90%. In order to achieve this goal the Learning Lab is collaborating on the quality improvement interventions with Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) physicians and Obstetricians (OB) in the NPC-QIC Fetal and Perinatal Learning Lab as well as with member care center’s local quality improvement teams. With the improvement in prenatal diagnosis, the Learning Lab is also focusing on improving the percentage of families that receive comprehensive counseling.

Comprehensive Counseling includes a dialog with families regarding the diagnosis, short and long term outcomes, including quality of life, the surgical plan, delivery and pre-operative planning, the interstage (between stage 1 and stage 2 palliation surgery) plan, growth and nutrition during the pre and postoperative stages, the impact on neurodevelopment, family support and resources.