Posts about Maternal Mortality
The Undeniable Link Between Obstetric Hemorrhage and Maternal Mortality
Despite being largely preventable and most often treatable, obstetric hemorrhage is still recognized as the most common serious complication of childbirth in the U.S. This blog looks at what is being done to change this.
4 Tools for Improvement on the Journey to High Reliability in Obstetrics
As obstetrics claims continue to be prevalent across the nation, understanding the basic tenets of a high reliability unit is paramount to affect positive change. Here are four tools to help you along your journey.
Improve Maternal Safety: Real Solutions for Multidisciplinary Education and Training
Most hospitals and health systems fail to incorporate enough multidisciplinary education and training, we look at how to overcome the challenges and provide a real multidisciplinary training solution.
Take Two: A Nurse’s and Physician’s Perspectives on Getting Docs to Buy-In
To truly impact patient safety through large-scale change, physician support and adoption is usually a good place to start.
Let’s Talk: Q&A Highlights from OB Panel on New Maternal Safety Standards
Highlights from our Q&A session titled, “July 2020 New Joint Commission Maternal Safety Standards: How Prepared Are You?."
New 2020 Maternal Mortality Framework & Standards
Effective July 2020, Joint Commission-accredited hospitals must prove they meet new requirements for quality of care in maternal health. Are you prepared?
Where You Need to Focus Risk Management Efforts
In any organization, risk management is necessary—however, risk management within the healthcare industry takes on a whole new meaning.
Maternal Mortality Must Be Addressed and Variation in Care Is at the Root of the Problem
The U.S. has the highest maternal death rate (and rising) among the world's developed nations, while the death rate has been stable or falling in other developed countries.
Labor and Delivery’s New “Push” for Personalized Care
Perhaps more than any other area of healthcare, labor and delivery is making strides in personalized care as expecting persons are letting their voices be heard.
7 Steps That Can Save Mothers’ Lives Now
Currently, the U.S. ranks 47th out of 183 countries in maternal mortality. These are seven steps your hospital can practice beginning today to reduce complications of obstetrical hemorrhage.