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Brief Overview of State MMR or PAMR

Florida’s Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review (PAMR) Committee has been active since 1996. To date, over 2,400 pregnancy associated cases have been reviewed by a multidisciplinary team. In 2016, Florida had 225,018 live births and 29 pregnancy-related deaths. The Florida PAMR team is focusing efforts on moving recommendations to actions to reduce maternal mortality.

Primary
Name: 
Angela Thompson
Credentials: 
RN, BSN
Title: 
Community Health Nurse Consultant for the Maternal and Child Health Program at the Florida Department of Health
Phone: 
850-558-9686
Affiliation: 
Florida Department of Health
This individual fills the role of: 
MMR/PAMR Administrative Coordinator
Scope of Cases Reviewed
  • All deaths during pregnancy or within one year of the end of pregnancy from a pregnancy complication, a chain of events initiated by pregnancy, or the aggravation of an unrelated condition by the physiologic effects of pregnancy, and not intentional or unintentional injury
Location of Deaths Reviewed by Committee
  • State Residents (or City/County Residents if local review)
Individuals, Disciplines, and Organizations Represented on Review
  • Perinatal Quality Collaborative
  • Perinatal Nursing
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Social Work
  • State Health Professional Chapters
  • State Title V Program
  • Community Organization/Leadership
  • Academic Institutions
  • Healthy Start Agencies
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Epidemiology

RESOURCES

Urgent Maternal Mortality Message to Providers-Maternal Early Warning System (MEWS)

Year of publication or last update: 
2018
The Urgent Maternal Mortality Message to Providers are timely messages to support initiatives related to preventing maternal deaths in Florida. The messages are developed by the PAMR action subcommittee and are guided by the professional recommendations from the quarterly, statewide Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review (PAMR).

Florida PAMR 2016 Data Update Report

Year of publication or last update: 
2018
The Florida PAMR 2016data update report provides an overview and comparisons of PRD data and trends for Florida between the years 2006 and 2016. Distributions of PRDs are shown by race/ethnicity, age, BMI, timing of deaths, pregnancy outcome, type of delivery and cause of death, and, when applicable, pregnancy-related mortality ratios (PRMRs).

Florida PAMR 2015 Data Update Report

Year of publication or last update: 
2017
The Florida PAMR 2015 data update report provides an overview and comparisons of PRD data and trends for Florida between the years 2006 and 2015. Distributions of PRDs are shown by race/ethnicity, age, BMI, timing of deaths, pregnancy outcome, type of delivery and cause of death, and, when applicable, pregnancy-related mortality ratios (PRMRs).

Urgent Maternal Mortality Message to Providers- Cardiomyopathy

Year of publication or last update: 
2018
The Urgent Maternal Mortality Message to Providers are timely messages to support initiatives related to preventing maternal deaths in Florida. The messages are developed by the PAMR action subcommittee and are guided by the professional recommendations from the quarterly, statewide Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review (PAMR).

Florida Cause of Death Classification

Source: 
Florida Department of Health
Year of publication or last update: 
2011

Pregnancy-Related Deaths Due to Infection 2005-2014

Year of publication or last update: 
2016
This brief provides an overview of pregnancy related deaths (PRDs) due to infections in Florida from 2005 to 2014, and includes evidence-based recommendations intended to reduce the risk of maternal death due to infections.
Website: 

Florida PAMR 2014 Data Update Report

Year of publication or last update: 
2016
The Florida PAMR 2014 data update report provides an overview and comparisons of PRD data and trends for Florida between the years 2005 and 2014. Distributions of PRDs are shown by race/ethnicity, age, BMI, timing of deaths, pregnancy outcome, type of delivery and cause of death, and, when applicable, pregnancy-related mortality ratios (PRMRs).
Website: 

Urgent Maternal Mortality Message to Providers – Hemorrhage

Year of publication or last update: 
2018
The Urgent Maternal Mortality Message to Providers are timely messages to support initiatives related to preventing maternal deaths in Florida. The messages are developed by the PAMR action subcommittee and are guided by the professional recommendations from the quarterly, statewide Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review (PAMR).