Hospital Emergency Departments play a key role in preventing post-partum mortality and morbidity. Data from Florida’s Maternal Mortality Review Committee found a third to half of all pregnancy-related deaths occur after the mother has been discharged and two-thirds of these deaths are preventable. Nearly a third come to the ER and are sent home. Increasing awareness of the problem and providing training for ED providers, nurses and staff is a major strategy being promoted by the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) through the Postpartum Access & Continuity of Care (PACC) QI Initiative, as well as a strategy promoted by FHA as part of our Call to Action to Reduce Maternal Mortality in Florida.
Please join FHA, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, and the Florida College of Emergency Physicians on Wednesday, June 7, 12:00 p.m. ET to learn about the tools and resources for hospital emergency departments to adopt to reduce maternal mortality in Florida.
Chief Medical Officers, Chief Nursing Officers, Emergency Departments, Maternity Departments, Quality and Risk Management.
William Sappenfield, MD, MPH, CPH, Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative
Kimberly Fryer, MD, MSCR, USF Health
Randy Katz, DO, FACEP, Memorial Healthcare System
If you need assistance with registration, please email [email protected] or call (850) 222-9800. For detailed registration instructions, view FHA’s Education and Events Registration Guide.