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    • The Golden Hour: Delivery Room Management

      The Golden Hour: Delivery Room Management

      This project addressed the transition from fetal to neonatal life of newborns with a gestational age less than 30 6/7 weeks or birth weight less than 1500 grams. This QI initiative focused on the effects of Delivery Room management practices - including teamwork, thermoregulation, oxygen administration and delayed cord clamping.

    • Early Elective Deliveries (EED)

      Early Elective Deliveries (EED)

      With the success of its partnership in the March of Dimes (MOD) 2011 Big 5 Project to reduce non-medically indicated deliveries <39 weeks gestation, the FPQC has expanded this initiative to more Florida hospitals by continuing to work with the MOD and the Florida Hospital Association (FHA) through the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN). The three organizations are using the toolkit from the MOD Big 5 Project to assist participating hospitals in reducing early elective deliveries (EED). In order to sustain change in attitudes and practices of providers, payers and policymakers, this initiative also includes a three-year coordinated educational and communications campaign regarding the improtance of the last weeks of pregnancy.

       

    • Quality Indicator Project

      Quality Indicator Pilot Project

      With funding from the March of Dimes, the FPQC has initiated a Quality Improvement Indicator Pilot Project with support of project stakeholders from 7 hospitals and 7 state organizations. The project’s purpose is twofold: 1.) to pilot potential hospital perinatal health care quality improvement measures, and 2.) to pilot potential hospital data quality measures.

    • Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP)

      Hypertension in Pregnancy (HIP) Initiative

      Interest in an initiative focused on Hypertension in Pregnancy has grown in Florida and nationally. From 1999-2012 hypertensive disorders caused 15.5% of pregnancy-related deaths. Maternal mortality review reports from North Carolina and California found that maternal deaths due to hypertensive disorders had significant prevention opportunities. Hypertension will be the FPQC's next focus to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality.
      Hospital Recruitment will begin Summer 2015 for a Fall 2015 kick-off.

     

     

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