The Risky Business of Obstetrics: Preparing for the Unexpected

Acute Care
Obstetrical and Postpartum Hemorrhage

About This Webinar

How can hospitals reduce risk in their obstetrics department? By being prepared for the unexpected through rapid response teams following a clear plan for emergencies. Standardized protocols, which detail the roles and responsibilities of each member of the multi-disciplinary team, lead to improved care coordination and patient outcomes.

Watch this webinar to learn about one hospital’s protocol development, institution, and sustainment process. The webinar includes the importance of emergency carts and discusses preparing meaningful drills, even if a hospital has few resources.

After watching this webinar, viewers will be able to:

  • Distinguish initiatives/protocols that can assist obstetric teams in preparing for unexpected emergency events
  • Plan different types of emergency drills utilizing low-fidelity and high-fidelity equipment
  • Evaluate resources that can assist an obstetric department in developing a culture of patient safety


Sheryl Parfitt MSN, RNC-OB

Perinatal Clinical Educator, HonorHealth

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