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FPQC Neonatal Meeting 2014

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 the state, representing northern, central […]

New Playbook for Elimination of Early Elective Deliveries from the National Quality Forum

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The National Quality Forum’s Maternity Action Team just launched the Playbook for the Successful Elimination of Early Elective Deliveries. This document is intended to provide guidance and strategies for those still struggling to lower EED rates. There are still areas in the country finding it difficult to achieve successes in reducing the Early Elective Deliveries, […]

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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 aspects of teamwork, the importance […]

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 a range of vocations and […]

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) and the Society for Maternal […]

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 nurses, physicians and administrators. The […]

FPQC’s Annual Neonatal-Focused Meeting

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  On September 27, 2013, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative held its annual Infant Health Advisory Subcommittee meeting for Florida’s Level III and Level II NICUs. Because the meeting did not offer continuing medical education credits, we had expected a respectable but limited turn out from our most engaged stakeholders. However, the response to this […]

Golden Hour Part I: Delivery Room Management to Launch

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The FPQC is about to launch a new neonatal quality improvement initiative – Golden Hour Part I: Delivery Room Management – to address interventions during the fragile transition time period from fetal to neonatal life. These time-sensitive interventions have been shown to impact newborns’ health outcomes positively with a lower occurrence of preventable illnesses. Our […]