Posts Tagged Quality Improvement

New neonatal initiative aims to better involve families

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Monica Babich didn’t feel like a mother when she was separated from her daughter Elara following her birth. Skin-to-skin care in the neonatal intensive care unit changed that. By holding Elara skin-to-skin, Monica could feel like a mother and knew she was providing just what Elara needed. Monica, was one of three mothers and fathers who spoke on the experience of parents of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s PAIRED Initiative Kick Off meeting held on March 19, 2021. FPQC’s new infant health […]

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Continuing to PROVIDE during the pandemic: Florida hospitals meet to promote primary vaginal deliveries

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The Mid-Project Meeting for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries (PROVIDE) Initiative looked a little different than meetings in the past. Held virtually on November 19, 2020, the meeting attracted more than 130 participants including hospital representatives, healthcare organizations, and other stakeholders. The meeting was an opportunity […]

The Maternal Opioid Recovery Effort Mid-Project Meeting Connects Diverse Stakeholders

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On October 22, 2020, more than 85 participants, representing hospitals, Healthy Start Coalitions, managed care organizations and other stakeholders, gathered for the Maternal Opioid Recovery Effort (MORE) virtual mid-project meeting to assess progress and brainstorm future strategies for supporting mothers. The meeting highlighted the impact of the latest data on maternal death rates, as well as the status of quality improvement activities among hospitals involved in the initiative. Keynote speakers shared information on efforts to build networks of care and deliver trauma-informed services to vulnerable women with OUD before and […]

NICU Teams, Families, Partners Share NAS Progress and Plans

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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 […]

L&D Teams Across Florida Hone C-Section Prevention Skills

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Since early 2018, Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative trainers have traveled the state teaching Labor Support Skills Workshops to promote primary vaginal deliveries to OB care providers. During the FPQC Labor Support workshops, nurses, midwives and physicians, have an opportunity to learn evidence-based strategies to prevent cesarean sections.  A Certified Nurse-Midwife […]

FPQC’s Promoting Primary Vaginal Delivery Initiative Orientations Draw RN and MD Leadership

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative welcomed Florida hospital system leadership and clinical teams to two days of regional orientations to the Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries (PROVIDE) Initiative. PROVIDE 2.0—an expanded and enhanced Initiative that builds on the successes of the initial PROVIDE—is shaping up to be the organization’s largest initiative […]

FPQC Engages Hospitals to Address Maternal Quality Improvement

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The Terry Conference Center at Jacksonville’s St. Vincent’s Medical Center was the site of two regional maternal health trainings on June 20 sponsored by the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC). In the morning, Dr. Karen Harris, Chair of ACOG District XII, and Betsy Wood, nurse consultant for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, presented […]