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 […]

FPQC’s Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative (OHI) Launched

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  On October 30, 2013, over 100 individuals from 31 Florida hospitals and 4 North Carolina hospitals met at Winter Park Memorial Hospital to begin an 18 month initiative designed to reduce the incidence and severity of obstetric hemorrhage. Attendees from the hospitals participating in the OHI came in teams of nurses, physicians and administrators. The […]

FPQC’s Annual Neonatal-Focused Meeting

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  On September 27, 2013, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative held its annual Infant Health Advisory Subcommittee meeting for Florida’s Level III and Level II NICUs. Because the meeting did not offer continuing medical education credits, we had expected a respectable but limited turn out from our most engaged stakeholders. However, the response to this […]

Golden Hour Part I: Delivery Room Management to Launch

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The FPQC is about to launch a new neonatal quality improvement initiative – Golden Hour Part I: Delivery Room Management – to address interventions during the fragile transition time period from fetal to neonatal life. These time-sensitive interventions have been shown to impact newborns’ health outcomes positively with a lower occurrence of preventable illnesses. Our […]

The OHI Hospital Recruitment Deadline is Aug. 31, 2013.

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    Calling all maternal health practitioners who care for pregnant women – including obstetricians, nurses, midwives and more! You are invited to participate in a Quality Improvement Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative (OHI) developed by the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, in partnership with the District XII American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Association of Women’s […]

FPQC to Launch New Florida Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative (OHI) in July

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Quality and safety have become strategic imperatives for an increasing number of health care organizations. One key objective for these organizations is to successfully reduce leading causes of Florida’s maternal mortality and morbidity. Therefore, the FPQC, District XII American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses, Florida Council of […]

Walkin’ Lawton Returned to The Chiles Center

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The Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies was pleased to host the Tampa leg of the Florida Historical Society’s book tour for Walkin’ Lawton – the first authorized biography on former U.S. Representative, Senator and Governor Lawton Chiles. Author, John Dos Passos Coggin, conducted over one hundred interviews with Lawton Chiles’ […]