FPQC Neonatal Meeting 2014

Florida’s NICUs Convene for Annual FPQC Neonatal-Focused Meeting

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On September 30, 2014, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative held its Annual Neonatal-Focused Meeting for Florida’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) teams. Over 60 neonatologists, nurses, administrators, and state government representatives attended this free gathering in Tampa, FL. These attendees traveled to the University of South Florida from all over the state, representing northern, central […]

New Playbook for Elimination of Early Elective Deliveries from the National Quality Forum

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The National Quality Forum’s Maternity Action Team just launched the Playbook for the Successful Elimination of Early Elective Deliveries. This document is intended to provide guidance and strategies for those still struggling to lower EED rates. There are still areas in the country finding it difficult to achieve successes in reducing the Early Elective Deliveries, […]

Special events + 30 Years = a rocking anniversary

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For some, it’s something to shun. For others, it’s a rite of passage. But, in the USF College of Public Health, it’s a reason to celebrate … for the next twelve months. Yes, we’re officially 30 years old, and we want the entire universe to know it! #usfcophrocks Join members of the COPH family for […]

Florida’s Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative Featured on National Education Series

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative (OHI) was featured on a live national webcast on June 19, 2014 as part of the Partnership for Patients Education Series. The program, “Improving Maternal Outcomes of Obstetric Hemorrhage,” provided an overview of current trends in OB hemorrhage and showcased the Florida OHI toolkit. Dr. Karen Harris, […]

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Interactive Quality Improvement Trainings in Perinatal Health Held in South Florida

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative and the March of Dimes sponsored two Perinatal Quality Improvement Symposia in South Florida in May. The interactive symposium included training on TeamSTEPPS® Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Safety. TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer Dr. Laura Haubner trained the group on topics such as critical aspects of teamwork, the importance […]

Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative Holds Third Annual Conference

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The Third Annual Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative Conference, held on April 3 and 4, 2014, attracted more than 200 attendees from all over the state from a variety of disciplines. This annual two-day educational program is intended to expand the knowledge and  skill base for perinatal health care practitioners in a range of vocations and […]

New Guidelines for Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery

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While the cesarean section rate has risen to 1 in 3 births, there has not been a concurrent rise in improved maternal and neonatal outcomes. Research data show that variation in practice affects the cesarean section rate in different regions. In March 2014 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal […]

ACOG Redefines “Full Term” Pregnancy

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In a November 2013 Committee Opinion, ACOG and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine have recommended the use of “full term” to designate pregnancies between 39 0/7 weeks and 40 6/7 weeks gestation. This recommendation came from a work group convened to address the variance in neonatal outcomes resulting from pregnancies considered by the old label […]