Posts Tagged ‘Quality’

Access LARC Meeting Focuses on Implementing Immediate Postpartum LARC Procedures

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The Second Harvest Food Bank in Orlando was the site of the mid-project meeting for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s Access LARC Initiative on May 11, 2018. This project is aimed at increasing access to a new contraception choice for women – the insertion of immediate postpartum long acting reversible contraception (LARC).  Participants attended this […]

Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative Conference 2018: Improving Perinatal Health Care Quality

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative held its 2018 annual conference on April 19 and 20 in Tampa, Fla. It included a two-day program of presentations, panel discussions and a wide array of workshops on diverse and relevant perinatal topics. The seventh annual conference brought together more than 260 obstetricians, neonatologists, nurses, midwives, and public health and quality improvement stakeholders […]

FPQC Offers “Excellent” Training on Quality Improvement Methods

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The Florida Hospital Association office in Orlando was the site of the latest FPQC Quality Improvement 2-Day Training, a focused workshop for hospital teams to learn quality improvement science and techniques and apply them to a specific unit-based quality improvement project. Teams of nurses and physicians from four hospitals gathered on October 20 to learn […]

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 […]

Teams learn communication and teamwork skills at quality improvement training

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Teams from Florida hospitals attended a TeamSTEPPS Master Training in Hollywood in March 2015 hosted by the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative and the March of Dimes. TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based set of teamwork tools aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals. Fully trained TeamSTEPPS Masters will be […]

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, […]

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 […]