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    Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

    Substance abuse, including abuse of opioids, have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The rate of opioid abuse during pregnancy has also seen an approximate three-fold increase in the last few years. Mississippi has seen a sharp increase in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) patients over the last several years with an almost 10-fold increase […]

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    Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative

    Obstetric hemorrhage remains one of the most significant contributors to preventable maternal morbidity and mortality. Several investigators have demonstrated that maternal deaths from obstetric hemorrhage are often associated with modifiable provider and systems level factors including gaps in communication, delays in care and ineffective treatment strategies. While many adverse events are neither predictable nor preventable, […]

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    Obstetrics: Severe Maternal Hypertension

    Severe Maternal Hypertension is one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. The MSPQC Severe Maternal Hypertension project aims to equip every birthing facility and emergency department with the tools necessary to promptly and effectively manage cases of severe maternal hypertension and maximize outcomes for mothers and infants.

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    Neonatal: Golden Hour

    The goal of the MSPQC Golden Hour Project is to improve the morbidity and mortality outcomes for high-risk premature infants born in Mississippi through use of systematic evidence-based better practices in the critical first hours of life. Objective: Maximize resuscitative management of high risk neonates in first hour of life. Primary MSPQC Golden Hour state […]

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    Breastfeeding/ Mississippi CHAMPS

    Mississippi CHAMPS Communities and Hospitals Advancing Maternity Practices (CHAMPS) seeks to improve maternal and child health outcomes through the promotion of breastfeeding and Baby-Friendly practices across the United States. Mississippi CHAMPS is a continuation of CHAMPS South, which ran from August 2014 through July 2017 funded primarily by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. While CHAMPS South […]

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    Safe Sleep

    The Mississippi Perinatal Quality Collaborative works along with the activities of the Mississippi State Department of Health, in partnership with hospitals and community organizations like the MS SIDS and Infant Safety Alliance to promote safe sleep education for parents, families and caregivers statewide. In Mississippi sleep related deaths including suffocations

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    NICU Family Support

    The NICU Family Support/Engagement activities the MSPQC will first focus on facilitating the establishment of a Family Advisory Board (FAB) in each NICU and specialty care nursery across our State. A Family Advisory Board is made up of families who have had one or more children in the NICU partnered with doctors, nurses, social workers, […]