Posts Tagged ‘Perinatal’

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 […]

Rema Ramakrishnan earns SPER Student Prize Paper Award

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USF’s College of Public Health epidemiology doctoral candidate Dr. Rema Ramakrishnan is the recipient of the 2016 Student Prize Paper Award from the Society of Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research. Ramakrishnan won the award for her manuscript, “Exploratory Factor Analysis of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative: Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (2009-2011)” and said that […]

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 […]

Florida’s Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative Launched

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s latest project aimed at reducing maternal morbidity and mortality has begun.  The focus of the Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative is to improve proper screening, diagnosis, and management of hypertensive disorders related to pregnancy. The project will emphasize timely recognition, a quick and organized response to severe hypertension cases, and proper patient […]

Brand New Quality Improvement Training for Perinatal Care Providers

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On October 27 and 28, 2015, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative piloted a brand new training in quality improvement for maternal and neonatal health care providers. Developed by FPQC quality improvement leads Dr. Maya Balakrishnan and Dr. Karen Bruder, the curriculum incorporates Institute for Healthcare Improvement philosophy and TeamSTEPPS methodology to train care providers on […]

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. […]

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 […]