Antenatal Corticosteroid Therapy (rev. OCTOBER 2009)



CPQCC Antenatal Corticosteroid Therapy (ANS) Toolkit

Revised October 2009


California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative


Table of Contents


1.   Introduction




2.     Rationale


Antenatal Corticosteroid Therapy Evidence Based Guidelines (129.3 KB PDF document) (6 pages)


3.      Benchmarking (256.1 KB PDF document)  (7 pages)



4.  Problem Identification Worksheets (PIWs)


·     Quality Improvement and Performance Improvement Worksheets (133.4 KB PDF document) (3 pages)

·      Antenatal Systems Assessment. Appropriate Administration of Antenatal Corticosteroid Therapy: Fishbone Diagram (110.9 KB PDF document) (1 page)

·     Antenatal Corticosteroid Therapy Problem Identification Worksheet – Instructions (89.5 KB PDF document) (1 page)

·      Sample Antenatal Corticosteroid Therapy Data Form (103.8 KB PDF document) (1 page)




·  FOCUS-PDCA Process for Antenatal Corticosteroid Administration (148.1 KB PDF document) (14 pages).  Adapted from: Caldwell, Chip.  Mentoring Strategic Change in Health Care: An Action Guide.  1995.  Wisconsin: ASQC Press.

·  FOCUS-PDCA Handout (57.9 KB PDF document) (1 page)

·  Antenatal Corticosteroid Therapy Implementation Worksheet (46.5 KB PDF document) (1 page)


6.    Quality Improvement Examples and References


·     Examples of Hospital-Based Quality Improvement Tools (112.5 KB PDF document) (4 pages)


·       Sutter Standard Steroid and Antibiotic Orders for Preterm Labor/Preterm PROM Example (28.1 KB PDF document)


·      References (60.9 KB PDF document) (2 Pages)



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