in the QI spotlight
Neetu Singh , MD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dr. Neetu Singh is currently a Neonatal-Perinatal Physician at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, in Lebanon, NH. She attended medical school in India, completed her residency at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, and recently completed her Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth.
Dr. Neetu Singh’s Quality Improvement (QI) Neonatal-Perinatal fellowship project focused on reducing ventilator-induced lung injury, an important cause of chronic lung disease. With close faculty mentoring, Dr. Singh played a key leadership role in the Vermont Oxford Network NICQ 7 collaborative. She led a multi-component QI that focused on decreasing the exposure to endotracheal mechanical ventilation in VLBW infants less than 33 weeks gestation.
TECaN QI Update
TECaN and the Vermont Oxford Network
Buidling a Winning Partnership to Improve QI Education
for Neonatal-Perinatal Trainees
Quality Improvement (QI) is a core competency in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (NPM) fellowship training. The Vermont Oxford Network defines the gold standard for quality improvement research. As the leadership of the Vermont Oxford Network plans for the future, they are interested in strengthening their relationships with trainees in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine as well as early career neonatologists. VON leaders believe that early engagement in our vibrant community will set the stage for a lifetime of contributions in improved quality of neonatal care.
Together, TECaN and the Vermont Oxford Network, will partner to offer quality improvement opportunities and educational resources designed to enhance a NPM trainee’s knowledge in and build a professional network with colleagues from around the world.
Neonatology Trainee QI Projects
Trainees in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine are doing a variety of innovative QI projects. We hope sharing these will offer a starting point for successful quality improvement project in other NICUs. The most successful quality improvement projects involve a multidisciplinary team. Consider working with RT, NNP, PA, and/or nurses to jump-start QI projects.
Thanks to an educational grant from Abbott Nutrition, all neonatal fellows currently in training may obtain a complimentary subscription of the NeoReviews Plus package.