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Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Golden Hour Initiative

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The successful transition from fetal to neonatal life involves many complex physiological changes. Interventions during this time period have been shown to have a great influence on a baby's future morbidities. Optimizing delivery room management of newborns provides many opportunities to impact outcomes positively with a lower occurrence of preventable illnesses.

Final Program Evaluation Survey Report

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The FPQC supported a "Golden Hour Part I: Delivery Room Management" quality improvement initiative for infants with a gestational age less than 30 6/7 weeks or birth weight less than 1500 grams. Through the guidance of the Lead Investigator - Maya Balakrishnan, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine - and the active involvement of FPQC stakeholders, this Infant Health Advisory Subcommittee project team focused on teamwork, thermoregulation, oxygen saturation, and delayed cord clamping.

Read our publication on the Golden Hour Project in the Journal of Perinatology: Promoting teamwork may improve infant care processes during delivery room management: Florida perinatal quality collaborative’s approach (2017)