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FPQC 2017 Annual Conference held April 27-28

The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative held its 2017 annual conference on April 27 and 28 in Tampa, FL. Attendees called this year's conference thought-provoking, informative, and relevant to their practice.

Lee Health was awarded the first annual John Curran Quality Improvement Award!

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Mother’s Own Milk Initiative NICU Teams Meet in Orlando

The mid-project meeting for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’ Mothers Own Milk (MOM) in the NICU Initiative was held in Orlando on March 14, 2017.  Attendees had an overall feeling of purpose and passion to support the use of MOM in their NICUs!

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Mid-Project Meeting Rejuvenates Hypertension in Pregnancy Initiative Hospital Teams

On November 10, 2016, the hospital teams from around the state participating in the FPQC Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative came together in Orlando for a one-day mid-project meeting.  The meeting served to re-energize and refocus their efforts for the remaining months of project implementation.

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Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries (PROVIDE)

The purpose of the PROVIDE project is to work with Florida stakeholders and hospitals to improve readiness, recognition, response, and reporting to promote intended primary vaginal deliveries and ultimately reduce low-risk primary cesareans.

Recruitment begins in Summer 2017! Learn more here.

Access LARC

Access LARC is a project with the goal of working with Florida hospitals to improve hospital policies, procedures, and collaboration to increase rates of postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception usage, and to work with Medicaid, and other payers and state partners, to facilitate their use.

Recruitment begins in Summer 2017! Learn more here.

Birth Certificate Accuracy Pilot

Inaccurate or incomplete data in the birth certificate impacts surveillance, research, and public health prevention and intervention strategies. The Birth Certificate Initiative (BCI) Pilot aims to improve the accuracy of 22 key birth certificate variables to at least 95% by providing training, support, and data reporting.

Ths pilot launched in Spring 2017




Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP)

HIP Initiative hospitals have made excellent progress since the start of the project, increasing the percent of women with severe new-onset persistent hypertension who were treated within 1 hour of identified elevated blood pressure from 20% to over 70%!

HIP resources are available at the HIP project website.

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.

Antenatal Corticosteroid Treatment (ACT)

The March of Dimes Big 5 ACT Project is now ended. Hospitals increased standardization of preterm labor assessment from 59% to 88%! 

Mother's Own Milk (MOM) in the NICU

The MOM Initiative launched in 2016 and hospitals are beginning to make progress. The percent of very low birth weight infants where the first pumping session occurred at less than 6 hours of life has increased from 27% to 51%. 

MOM resources are available at the MOM website.

Recent FPQC Publications

Promoting teamwork may improve infant care processes during delivery room management: Florida perinatal quality collaborative’s approach (2017) Journal of Perinatology

Contextual factors influencing the implementation of the Obstetrics Hemorrhage Initiative in Florida (2017) Journal of Perinatology

Hospital Variations in Unexpected Complications Among Term Newborns (2017) Pediatrics