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FPQC Annual Conferences

Conferences are generally held in April each year. Check back for information about our next conference.



Labor Support Skills to Promote Primary Vaginal Deliveries Workshops

The purpose of this workshop is to provide hospital labor and delivery nurses and obstetric health care providers (midwives, obstetricians) with advanced labor support training. This is an interactive workshop including case scenarios, role play and hands-on practice stations.

Attendees will:

  • Review the most current definitions of normal and abnormal labor and review evidenced based strategies to promote labor progress.
  • Get hands-on training and practice of labor progress and comfort measure techniques for all stages of labor.
  • Learn current evidence and strategies for fetal well being assessment.



Quality Improvement Trainings

This 10.5 hour, instructor led, training is designed to improve patient safety in the field of perinatal care. More information on our regional QI Trainings.





Past Events

  • Conferences

    Eighth Annual Conference: April 2019
    Read a summary of FPQC 2019 here.

    Seventh Annual Conference: April 19-20, 2018
    Read a summary of FPQC 2018 here.

    Sixth Annual Conference: April 27-28, 2017
    Read a summary of FPQC 2017 here.

    Fifth Annual Conference: April 7-8, 2016
    Read a Summary of FPQC 2016 here.

    Fourth Annual Conference: April 23-24, 2015
    Read the summary of FPQC 2015 here.

    Third Annual Conference: April 3 - 4, 2014
    Read the summary of FPQC 2014 here.

    Second Annual Conference: March 2013
    Overview, Materials and Presentations

    We at the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative were extremely pleased with the turnout for our Second Annual Conference in March. In fact, participation from our stakeholders increased by almost 40% over last year's Conference. What a remarkable sign that Florida's perinatal practitioners and proponents are supporting our initiatives to improve the health outcomes of mothers and babies through evidence-based practices!

    For those who were unable to attend, we received tremendous feedback from attendees on the presentations by our nationally esteemed speakers. Topics included detailed information on The Joint Commission's new required perinatal core measures, California's QI protocol for antenatal steroids in women threatening preterm delivery, methods to sustain a state perinatal quality collaborative, Ohio's best practices for progesterone to prevent preterm birth in singleton pregnancies and strategies for implementing exclusive breast milk feeding at maternity facilities. In addition to our own update and panel on the FPQC's current neonatal catheter associated bloodstream infection (NCABSI) initiative, we offered attendees break-out sessions (peer-to-peer discussions) on critical topics - such as neonatal abstinence syndrome and early elective deliveries - so they could share their specific facility's experiences and systems. Finally, more than twenty hospitals and organizations shared posters on their individual obstetric and neonatal QI initiatives taking place.

    Attendees came from all over the state and from multiple disciplines and professions so the Conference served as an outstanding platform for peer networking. Due to the Conference's success, we already are starting to plan next year's Conference and hope to deliver the same high-quality learning and networking environment.

    For the taped presentation on "Antenatal Steroids" by Jeffrey B. Gould, MD, MPH, California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative, please click here.

    For the taped presentation on "Statewide Progesterone Project" by Jay D. Iams, MD, Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative, please click here.

    For the taped presentation on "Sustainable Perinatal Quality Collaboratives: Opportunities and Challenges" by Jeffrey B. Gould, MD, MPH, California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative, please click here.

  • Quality Improvement Methods Trainings

    The FPQC offers periodic Quality Improvement Methodology trainings across the state to perinatal health care provider teams.  These 2-day sessions generally cover:

    • Identifying the Problem 
    • Developing Process Maps
    • Creating Key Driver Diagrams
    • Understanding Types of Data and Determining Measures
    • Prioritization Matrices
    • Understanding Variation and PDSA cycles

  • Neonatal-Focused Meeting for Florida's NICUs

    On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, the FPQC held its annual neonatal-focused meeting. Presentation topics included: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Delivery Room Management (Golden Hour), NCABSI, Nutrition and Growth, VON data, CDC National Abstinence Syndrome Study, and Round Table session on hospital QI projects.

    More information on the meeting can be found here.

    Meeting presentations:

    Growth and Nutrition - Shakeel

    Golden Hour Update Sept 2014

    NCABSI Update Sept 2014

    On September 27, 2013, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative held its annual Infant Health Advisory Subcommittee meeting for Florida’s Level III and Level II NICUs. With teams of representatives from 26 NICUs statewide, the meeting served as an excellent platform for centers to network and to learn about what other centers currently are implementing as QI initiatives within their own facilities. In addition, the FPQC updated these stakeholders on the status of our neonatal catheter associated blood stream infections (NCABSI) initiative, the launch of our new Golden Hour Part I: Delivery Room Management initiative and Florida’s challenges and opportunities presented by the Department of Health’s new task force on neonatal abstinence syndrome. To learn more about the meeting, please click here.

    For the meeting's presentations, please see below.

    FPQC and Golden Hour Part I: Delivery Room Management

    NAS and FPQC: Reflections after the State Ad Hoc NAS Advisory Committee

    NCABSI Update August 2013

    To view attending centers' storyboards, please click here.

  • Initiative Events