Posts Tagged ‘Florida’

FPQC Engages Hospitals to Address Maternal Quality Improvement

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The Terry Conference Center at Jacksonville’s St. Vincent’s Medical Center was the site of two regional maternal health trainings on June 20 sponsored by the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC). In the morning, Dr. Karen Harris, Chair of ACOG District XII, and Betsy Wood, nurse consultant for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, presented clinical updates on hypertension in […]

Access LARC Meeting Focuses on Implementing Immediate Postpartum LARC Procedures

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The Second Harvest Food Bank in Orlando was the site of the mid-project meeting for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s Access LARC Initiative on May 11, 2018. This project is aimed at increasing access to a new contraception choice for women – the insertion of immediate postpartum long acting reversible contraception (LARC).  Participants attended this […]

Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative Conference 2018: Improving Perinatal Health Care Quality

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative held its 2018 annual conference on April 19 and 20 in Tampa, Fla. It included a two-day program of presentations, panel discussions and a wide array of workshops on diverse and relevant perinatal topics. The seventh annual conference brought together more than 260 obstetricians, neonatologists, nurses, midwives, and public health and quality improvement stakeholders […]

USF partnership with local zoo helps save manatees [VIDEO]

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They may no longer be considered “endangered,” but Florida’s growing manatee population continues to face various challenges out in the wild. However, the USF College of Public Health is coming to the rescue of these beloved sea creatures, still listed as a “threatened” species. The USF Health college is training veterinary physicians through innovative research […]

Mother’s Own Milk Initiative NICU Teams Meet in Orlando

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The mid-project meeting for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’ Mothers Own Milk (MOM) in the NICU Initiative was held in Orlando on March 14, 2017.  The event was attended by more than 70 participants from all 25 participating Neonatal Intensive Care Units. The day was full of sharing of successes as well as opportunities for […]

Annette Phelps Receives March of Dimes Lawton Chiles Service Award

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Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative Nurse Consultant, Annette Phelps, ARNP, MSN, is the 2016 recipient of the March of Dimes Lawton Chiles Service Award. The award recognizes an individual whose work has positively influenced the advancement of maternal and child health in the state of Florida in the areas of leadership, advocacy, evidence informed interventions, collaboration, […]

Florida NICU Teams Train to Improve Use of Mother’s Own Milk for Vulnerable Infants

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Breast milk is medicine for babies born very low birth weight (under 1,500 grams). For these high risk infants, being fed human milk improves gastrointestinal maturity and visual development, reduces the risk of life-threatening infections such as sepsis and necrotizing enterocolitis, and reduces length of stay and health care costs. When a very low birth […]

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 […]