Urgent Maternal Mortality Message from FL PAMR

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2016 UPDATE: Urgent Maternal Mortality Message to Providers   Florida’s Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review committee has just released the first in a series of Urgent Maternal Mortality Messages. Message #1: Hemorrhage and Placenta Accreta provides information for both providers and patients related to obstetric hemorrhage. Background: Hemorrhage is the leading cause of Pregnancy-Related maternal death […]

FPQC Presents State and County Fact Sheets at Florida Prematurity Summit

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On November 10, 2015, Florida March of Dimes partners met to hold an inaugural Prematurity Summit at the University of South Florida Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in Tampa.  Dr. Charles Lockwood, Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine and Senior Vice-President for USF Health, co-chaired the event with Dr. Mary Peeples-Sheps, former […]

Florida’s Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative Launched

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s latest project aimed at reducing maternal morbidity and mortality has begun.  The focus of the Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative is to improve proper screening, diagnosis, and management of hypertensive disorders related to pregnancy. The project will emphasize timely recognition, a quick and organized response to severe hypertension cases, and proper patient […]

Brand New Quality Improvement Training for Perinatal Care Providers

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On October 27 and 28, 2015, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative piloted a brand new training in quality improvement for maternal and neonatal health care providers. Developed by FPQC quality improvement leads Dr. Maya Balakrishnan and Dr. Karen Bruder, the curriculum incorporates Institute for Healthcare Improvement philosophy and TeamSTEPPS methodology to train care providers on […]

FPQC, March of Dimes Big 5 Kick Off Florida Antenatal Steroids Pilot Project

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Since 2007, perinatal champions from five of the most populous states, CA, FL, IL, NY, and TX, which represent nearly 40% of the births in the U.S., have been working together to improve birth outcomes. Following the initial success of the Big 5 State early elective delivery pilot, (results published in Obstetrics and Gynecology Vol. […]

Researchers focus on translating science into better health for mothers and babies [Multimedia]

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From molecular discoveries to health policy applications, Drs. Maureen Groer and William Sappenfield have built impressive careers working to improve perinatal care. Many parents may never understand how the health of their children begins long before birth, but USF Health’s Maureen Groer, PhD, and William Sappenfield, MD, MPH, are both passionate about translating research into […]

New Maternal Health Quality Improvement Projects: Now Recruiting!

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Interested in a hospital quality improvement project focused on optimizing Antenatal Corticosteroid Treatment, or improving readiness, response, and recognition of Hypertension in Pregnancy? The FPQC is currently recruiting hospital teams to participate in brand new maternal health quality improvement initiatives, kicking off Fall 2015. Applications are now being accepted for: Antenatal Corticosteroids Treatment (ACT) Pilot project […]