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FPQC Launches Labor Support Skills to Promote Vaginal Deliveries Workshops

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s PROVIDE (Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries) Initiative has officially kicked off state-wide. As part of the initiative, trainers will be travelling the state to provide regional workshops to hospitals involved in the project that focus on training hospital staff on labor support skills. The workshops review: The benefits of primary vaginal […]

New FPQC initiative aims to increase vaginal deliveries

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) at the USF College of Public Health has launched a new statewide project aimed at reducing primary cesarean section deliveries in low-risk first-time mothers. “This is an important maternal health issue for Florida mothers and babies as we have one of the highest cesarean rates in the nation,” said […]

Lee Health Wins 2017 John Curran Quality Improvement Award

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Lee Health has been awarded the inaugural Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) John Curran Quality Improvement Award for its efforts in decreasing maternal morbidity. In application for this award, Lee Health submitted its quality improvement project titled “Decreasing Maternal Morbidity in a Multi-Hospital System.” Carol Lawrence, PhD, Lee Health obstetrical administration supervisor, perinatal practice, education, […]

Hypertension in Pregnancy Initiative in Cali, Colombia

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative has 33 hospitals involved working to treat all women who present with a blood pressure of 160/110 (either reading) within one hour of two elevated measurements. Because Florida’s ACOG District XII, a main supporter of FPQC quality improvement (QI) projects, also encompasses the country of Colombia, […]

FPQC conference expands perinatal care quality and knowledge

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative of the USF College of Public Health held its 2017 annual conference on April 27 and 28 in Tampa, Fla. The sixth annual conference attracted more than 220 obstetricians, neonatologists, nurses, midwives, and public health and quality improvement stakeholders from across the state. Perinatal health care professionals joined a statewide conversation on improving the […]

Mid-Project Meeting Rejuvenates Hypertension in Pregnancy Initiative Hospital Teams

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On Thursday, November 10, 2016, the hospital teams from around the state participating in the FPQC Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative came together in Orlando for a one-day mid-project meeting.  The purpose of the meeting was to review the progress the teams are making in implementing the Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy bundle from the Alliance […]

FPQC Offers “Excellent” Training on Quality Improvement Methods

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The Florida Hospital Association office in Orlando was the site of the latest FPQC Quality Improvement 2-Day Training, a focused workshop for hospital teams to learn quality improvement science and techniques and apply them to a specific unit-based quality improvement project. Teams of nurses and physicians from four hospitals gathered on October 20 to learn […]

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 […]