This was one of our monitors this year. Too many of our moms weren't getting treated in time. I'm assuming it was a pharmacy issue, because L&D started keeping PCN in the pyxis for quicker administration, and we have somehting like 90$ increase in timely treatment.
Of course, we still have to transition baby, but it sure does save the baby alot of bloodwork and cultures!
It is my understanding that the docs are stressing the importance of getting to the hospital quickly to start treatment once labor has begun. Our hospital's policy is at least one, but preferably 2 rounds of PCN at least 4 hours before delivery. Anything less that that is considered "not treated" and full work-up is required.