Decreasing blood pressure through rapid recognition and treatment has been shown to decrease maternal morbidity and mortality. In 2020, the ALPQC starts a year-long Maternal Hypertension Initiative, and we are hoping that all delivering hospitals will join in. The resources below have been compiled by a subcommittee of the ALPQC to help your hospital team establish protocols, processes, and education to ensure women with hypertension/preeclampsia are identified quickly and managed well to avoid further complications. The kickoff and onboarding for this Initiative took place at the ALPQC Annual Summit on February 27th, 2020. The Summit agenda and linked slides can be found at the bottom of this page.
To enroll in the Maternal Hypertension Initiative, please click here.
After enrollment, you will be added to the Alabama Hospital Association (AlaHA) Quality Data Portal and given instructions for creating a username and password.
Click the links below for more information on the initiative:
Hospital Team Toolkit and Checklist (This toolkit primarily uses the AIM Bundle produced by ACOG & the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care. In addition, it contains links to the Joint Commission’s Perinatal Safety requirements. To access a separate list of the resources included in this toolkit, click HERE)
Resources to Help with Data Collection:
- Codes for HTN Data Tracking (Excel file)
- HTN Data Collection Form (PDF)
- HTN Data Collection Spreadsheet – Process Measures (Excel file)
- HTN Data Entry How-To (PDF) | Graphs How-To (PDF): Documents to help you enter and visualize data in the AlaHA Data Portal.