Posts Tagged Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

NICU Teams, Families, Partners Share NAS Progress and Plans


In the midst of the current opioid epidemic, Florida hospital teams continue to merge evidence, compassion, and action to improve the quality of care for infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). On September 20, 2019, thirty-three Florida NICUs convened for the FPQC Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Initiative Mid-Project Meeting at […]

“Doing the best for our patients”: statewide NAS initiative launches


The Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Initiative, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s (FPQC) latest infant-focused project, kicked off on Thursday, November 8, 2018.  Teams from 32 hospitals, along with representatives from the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions, Nurse-Family Partnership Florida, Healthy Families Florida, and Florida Hospital Association met in Orlando […]

Community and Family Health secures COPH’s first PCORI grant

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Dr. Sheri Eisert, associate professor in the Department of Community and Family Health, is leading a research team that has secured the USF College of Public Health its first grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI, an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. PCORI says its […]

FPQC’s Annual Neonatal-Focused Meeting


  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. […]