Improving inhaled Nitric Oxide (iNO) use in a tertiary level NICU: decreasing cost and standardizing usage of iNO through quality improvement methodology
Dr. Jennifer Twiss, Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology
Dr. Eman al Johani, Neonatal Perinatal Medicine fellow
Use of iNO in the preterm population for hypoxemic respiratory failure is controversial and currently off label. After a chart review, our center was identified as having high rates of use of iNO in this population, therefore a quality improvement study was designed to decrease the off label usage of iNO and standardize our approach to using iNO, with the anticipated effect of decreasing the associated cost.
- Review the choices of QI tools and methodology used during this project.
- To discuss challenges in launching interventions that require testing prior to implementation, and seek feedback on how to move through these challenges