Preventing Neurological Injury in Preterm Infants (PINI) Program - 9 March 2022 at 12:30pm (AEDT)


The Preventing Neurological Injury in Preterm Infants (PINI) program has directly led to the improved use of evidence-based practices and better perinatal care outcomes.
The program is leading the way through greater engagement of frontline clinicians and families of preterm babies in improving the way we deliver care at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

  • Hear from a multi-disciplinary group about how to start a quality improvement program from scratch
  • Learn about improving the use of evidence-based practices in perinatal care
  • Take away some insider tips on what to do and not to do as you work together to improve perinatal care

Summary: Amy, Angela and Charlotte worked together across 2018-2021 to establish a quality improvement program in perinatal care at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide. Our program improved the use of antenatal steroids and magnesium sulphate in women delivering babies at <32 weeks gestation/<1500 grams. It improved the admission temperatures of these same babies and reduced their risk of late-onset sepsis. The program was awarded the SA Health Safety and Quality Award for 2020.

Featured speakers:

Angela Cavallaro RN
Angela is the acting Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurse Unit Manager at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide.

Charlotte Groves RM
Charlotte is the acting Women’s Assessment Service Midwifery Unit Manager at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide.

Associate Professor Amy Keir
Amy is a Consultant Neonatologist at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide and a Senior Research Fellow at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.


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