Safety Learning Laboratory for Neonatal and Maternal Care
While maternal admission for newborn birth is the most common reason for hospital admission, labor and delivery still comes with substantial risk to both mother and baby. In fact, the U.S. infant mortality rate is three times greater than that of other developed countries, and the U.S. maternal mortality ratio has increased in recent years.
The Safety Learning Laboratory for Neonatal and Maternal Care (SLLNMC) conducts research to improve the safety and quality of care provided to mothers and babies during labor and delivery.
- Develop an optimal neonatal data display
- Develop an optimal maternal data display
- Devise a toolkit for early recognition and prevention of maternal clinical deterioration
- Design the optimal physical layout of the labor and delivery suite
This project was funded under grant number 5 P30 HS023506 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The investigators are solely responsible for this webpage’s contents, findings, and conclusions, which do not necessarily represent the views of AHRQ. Readers should not interpret any statement on this webpage as an official position of AHRQ or of HHS. None of the investigators has any affiliation or financial involvement that conflicts with the material presented on this webpage.
Publications and Presentations
Finding Opportunities to Foster Effective and Efficient Communication in Labor and Delivery Using Simulation
Daniels K, Hamilton C, Crowe S, Lipman SS, Halamek LP, Lee HC. American Journal of Perinatology Reports. 2017 Jan;7(1):e44-e48. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1599123
Non-Contact Vital Sign Monitor for the NICU
Kumar P, Lee H, Bergin J. (2017, May). Poster session presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
An Analysis of Labor Room Usage and Cesarean Section Rates on High Volume, High Acuity Obstetric Unit: Does Layout Matter?
Yurashevich M, Fedoruk K, Austin N, Lee H, Lipman S, Riley E. (2017, May). Poster session presented at the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) Annual Meeting in Bellevue, WA.
Estimating Obstetric Anesthesiology Workload: Number of Deliveries versus Workload Hours.
Kowalczyk J, Lipman S, Carvalho B. (2017, May). Poster session presented at the SOAP Annual Meeting in Bellevue, WA.
Parent Perspectives on Safety in Neonatal and Maternity Care
Lyndon A, Holsohuch C, Wiser K, Fagen K, Frank L, Malana J, Hedli L, Sherman J, Lee H. (2017, April). Poster session presented at International Forum on Quality and Safety in Health Care in London, UK.
Labor Units of the Future: Physical Design and Standardization of Labor and Delivery Suits
McDonald A, Schwandt D, Sherman J, Austin N, Carvalho B, Lee HC, Lipman S. (2016, October). Poster session presented at the Anesthesiology Annual Meeting (ASA) in Chicago, IL.
Impact of the Electronic Medical Record on Nurse’s Time Allocation During Cesarean Delivery.
Tan M, Lipman S, Lee H, Sie L, Carvalho, B. (2016, May). Poster session presented at the SOAP Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.
Challenges Performing Delayed Cord Clamping and CPAP resuscitation for Pre-term Infants During C-Section or Vaginal Delivery
Sherman J, Lee HC, Schwandt D, Lapcharoensap W. (2016, April). Poster and oral presentation at the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Shaping the Future in San Diego, CA.
Finding Opportunities to Foster Effective and Efficient Communication in Labor and Delivery Using Simulation.
Hamilton C, Sie L, Lipman S, Halamek L, Daniels K, Lee H. (2015, October). Poster session presented at the AHRQ Research Conference in Crystal City, VA.
For more information, please contact:
Lillian Sie, Project Manager
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Dr. Henry Lee, Associate Professor
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Learn more about our collaborator, the Center for Advanced Pediatric and Perinatal Education (CAPE).
Principal Investigator: Lou Halamek, MD, FAAP / Professor, Pediatrics & Director of CAPE (Stanford)
Co-Investigator: Henry Lee, MD, MS, FAAP / Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Stanford)
Project 1 Leader: Janene Fuerch, MD, FAAP / Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics (Stanford)
Project 2 Leader: Kay Daniels, MD / Clinical Professor, Ob-gyn (Stanford)
Project 3 Leader: Audrey Lyndon, PhD, RN, FAAN / Associate Professor, School of Nursing (USCF)
Project 4 Leader: Naola Shaneal Austin, MD/ Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology (Stanford)
Project Manager: Lillian Sie, MPH
Engineer: Doug Schwandt, MS / MotionGenesis
Designer: Jules Sherman, MFA / JS Design Group, Inc. & Maternal Life, LLC
Jennifer Rudy, Patient/Parent Advocate