Obstetrical Post-Partum Hemorrhage Simulation
Posted Date: Jul 13, 2021
- Investigator: Nicole King
- Type of Study: Observational/Survey
Pregnancy related maternal mortality is a continued public health crises facing the US. The majority of deaths are both preventable and occur in a hospital setting. Maternal hemorrhage is a leading cause of death and Black women are more likely to die from hemorrhage than women of any other race or ethnicity. Our medical center, like most across the country, is limited by funding, resources and staffing for the implementation of evidence based approaches using quality improvement science methodology. There exists a discomfort and understandable resistance to the use of and adoption of high-fidelity simulation in order to better prepare for rare but life-threatening events. Inherent in all outcomes based work is the need for a sharp focus on racial disparity and interventions to mitigate racism. In order to drive improvement in outcomes and close the disparity gap, an engaged leadership team will utilize high-fidelity simulation and training to augment the previously adopted post-partum hemorrhage pathway. With the integration of leadership teams across disciplines, including obstetrics, pharmacy, blood bank, anesthesiology and nursing, we aim to create a highly reliable system that will attempt to reduce the disparity gap and eliminate preventable pregnancy related hemorrhage, hemorrhage related severe maternal mortality, and hemorrhage related maternal mortality.
Simulation Participants Whom Are Trainees And/Or Employees. No Patient Enrollment.
Pph Bundle, Hemorrhage, Checklist
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Nicole M. King