Posts Tagged FPQC

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 […]

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 […]

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Florida’s NICUs Convene for Annual FPQC Neonatal-Focused Meeting

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On September 30, 2014, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative held its Annual Neonatal-Focused Meeting for Florida’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) teams. Over 60 neonatologists, nurses, administrators, and state government representatives attended this free gathering in Tampa, FL. These attendees traveled to the University of South Florida from all over […]

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Interactive Quality Improvement Trainings in Perinatal Health Held in South Florida

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative and the March of Dimes sponsored two Perinatal Quality Improvement Symposia in South Florida in May. The interactive symposium included training on TeamSTEPPS® Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Safety. TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer Dr. Laura Haubner trained the group on topics such as critical […]

Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative Holds Third Annual Conference

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The Third Annual Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative Conference, held on April 3 and 4, 2014, attracted more than 200 attendees from all over the state from a variety of disciplines. This annual two-day educational program is intended to expand the knowledge and  skill base for perinatal health care practitioners in […]

New Guidelines for Safe Prevention of the Primary Cesarean Delivery

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While the cesarean section rate has risen to 1 in 3 births, there has not been a concurrent rise in improved maternal and neonatal outcomes. Research data show that variation in practice affects the cesarean section rate in different regions. In March 2014 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) […]

FPQC’s Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative (OHI) Launched

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  On October 30, 2013, over 100 individuals from 31 Florida hospitals and 4 North Carolina hospitals met at Winter Park Memorial Hospital to begin an 18 month initiative designed to reduce the incidence and severity of obstetric hemorrhage. Attendees from the hospitals participating in the OHI came in teams of […]