Posts Tagged ‘Florida’

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. […]

Spotlight on FPQC and Bill Sappenfield

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USF Health at the University of South Florida recently spotlighted the work of FPQC Co-Director Dr. Bill Sappenfield. Dr. Sappenfield, a pediatrician and epidemiologist, is professor and chair of Community and Family Health at the USF College of Public Health, director of the Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies, and co-director of the […]

Florida Hospitals Take Steps to Enhance Breastfeeding Practices

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The Florida Department of Health has just launched the “Healthiest Weight Florida’s Baby Steps to Baby Friendly” Initiative. The DOH has partnered with 27 Florida hospitals from 15 counties who received $10,000 grants to obtain training and technical assistance to implement the WHO/UNICEF’s Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative’s “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding” Program. The Baby […]