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Florida NICU Teams Train to Improve Use of Mother’s Own Milk for Vulnerable Infants

In order to improve feeding rates of mother’s own milk in Florida’s NICUs, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) launched an evidence-based statewide collaborative NICU quality improvement initiative - Mother's Own Milk (MOM) -  to determine and remove barriers to mother’s own milk use for these at-risk infants.

Read more about the MOM Initiative kick-off and breastfeeding resource nurse training...


FPQC Annual Conference: April 27-28, 2017

Registration is now open for FPQC 2017! 
Plenary Speakers include:

  • Maren Batalden, MD: Co-Producing Care with Patients and Families
  • Melanie BZ Giese, BSN, RN: South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative
  • Paula Meier, PhD, RN, FAAN: Health Outcomes and Human Milk for Premature Infants
  • Heather Barrow, CPA: A Parent's Perspective


John Curran Quality Improvement Award

The FPQC is pleased to announce the establishment of the John Curran Award.  This honor will be awarded annually to the Florida hospital that demonstrates the greatest progress in perinatal quality improvement. 




Annette Phelps Receives March of Dimes Lawton Chiles Service Award

Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative Nurse Consultant, Annette Phelps, ARNP, MSN, is the 2016 recipient of the March of Dimes Lawton Chiles Service Award for her amazing 42-year career positively influencing the advancement of maternal and child health in the state of Florida.



Is Your Hospital on the Map?

The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative has increased our reach, with more and more hospitals actively engaged as leaders working to ensure perinatal care is high quality. Join our efforts!

Perinatal Quality Indicators

The FPQC invites Florida delivery hospitals to participate in the new Perinatal Indicator System. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

Hospitals can receive hospital-specific quarterly reports of perinatal indicators comparing themselves to the rest of the state, as well as corresponding data quality reports.

There is no fee associated with this system, and no data submission required. Click here for more information.

FPQC Offers “Excellent” Training on Quality Improvement Methods

The FPQC held two 2-day QI Methodology Trainings for perinatal care providers this year, led by Dr. Maya Balakrishnan and Karen Fugate.  

Read more about the trainings...

Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP)

HIP Initiative hospitals are beginning to make progress on key QI measures! Initiative-wide the median percent of women who were treated within one hour of identification of an elevated blood pressure has increased from 20% to about 70% for Q3 2016. More hospitals are incorporating appropriate education for both providers and patients on hypertensive disorders related to pregnancy.

Hospitals teams will attend a Mid-Project Meeting on Nov 10th.

HIP resources are available at the HIP project website.

Antenatal Corticosteroid Treatment (ACT)

ACT Project hospitals are beginning to make progress in their work to optimize use of antenatal steroids in appropriate timing.

Postpartum LARC

The FPQC is currently planning a project in conjunction with AHCA focused on increasing the use of long acting reversible contraception at delivery.