Posts Tagged Heidi K. Curran

ACOG Redefines “Full Term” Pregnancy

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In a November 2013 Committee Opinion, ACOG and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine have recommended the use of “full term” to designate pregnancies between 39 0/7 weeks and 40 6/7 weeks gestation. This recommendation came from a work group convened to address the variance in neonatal outcomes resulting from pregnancies […]

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. […]

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 […]

The OHI Hospital Recruitment Deadline is Aug. 31, 2013.

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    Calling all maternal health practitioners who care for pregnant women – including obstetricians, nurses, midwives and more! You are invited to participate in a Quality Improvement Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative (OHI) developed by the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, in partnership with the District XII American Congress of Obstetricians and […]

Walkin’ Lawton Returned to The Chiles Center

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The Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies was pleased to host the Tampa leg of the Florida Historical Society’s book tour for Walkin’ Lawton – the first authorized biography on former U.S. Representative, Senator and Governor Lawton Chiles. Author, John Dos Passos Coggin, conducted over one […]

FPQC Demonstrates Success in New Study Announced by the March of Dimes on “A Multistate Quality Improvement Program to Decrease Elective Deliveries Before 39 Weeks”

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  Last night, the March of Dimes sent out a press release regarding the new study – “A Multistate Quality Improvement Program to Decrease Elective Deliveries Before 39 Weeks” – published in the latest online edition of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The study looked at non-medically indicated scheduled births at 370/7 […]