Posts Tagged ‘FPQC’

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 […]

Fifth annual Florida Perinatal Quality Conference is best yet

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC), based in the Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies at the USF College of Public Health, presented its fifth annual conference on April 7-8, in Tampa, Fla., attracting more than 230 attendees from all over the state from a variety of disciplines. This two-day educational […]

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 […]

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. […]

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? 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 […]

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 […]

Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative Hospitals Re-Energized at Mid-Project Meeting

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Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative (OHI) hospitals from around the state met on October 27, 2014 to re-convene after one year since the initiative kick-off. Hospital teams gained a better understanding of quality improvement through presentations on Plan, Do, Study, Act cycles for implementing quality care changes and TeamSTEPPS strategies to improve teamwork and communication. A team […]