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?

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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 with the March of Dimes Big 5 States: Antenatal Corticosteroid Treatment (ACT), when given at the appropriate time, reduces neonatal morbidity and mortality.  Optimal timing of the treatment is important, and often not achieved. The March of Dimes Big 5 State Perinatal Collaborative, (comprised of perinatal leaders from CA, FL, IL, NY, TX) is recruiting hospitals to join a 5-state pilot program to help hospitals work toward 100% ACT administration to mothers who are candidates to receive antenatal steroids and deliver between 23-34 weeks gestation.
    • More information and application materials are available on the ACT project site. Applications must be completed online and are due August 12th.
  • Florida’s Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative: Hypertensive Disorders are a major contributor to maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, but these outcomes are highly preventable. As such, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, Florida District XII of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), Florida Council of Nurse Midwives, the Preeclampsia Foundation, Florida Hospital Association, and the Florida Department of Health have partnered to develop the Florida Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative.
    • More information and application materials are available on the HIP project site. Applications must be completed online and are due September 18th.

 

An informative webinar was held July 16th addressing many FAQ’s about the upcoming projects, including the Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative (OHI) Round 2. Download the slides or recording.

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