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Volume 41, Issue 10
Publication date: April 1, 2016
Expiration date: April 1, 2019

Preventing Maternal Mortality: Safety Bundles and Beyond
Elliott K. Main, MD (Moderator)
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Medical Director and Chair, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California; Implementation Lead, National AIM Project

Dena Goffman, MD
Associate Professor; Director of Quality, Patient Safety, and Simulation, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health; Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York; Active Member, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, New York State Chapter, District II Safe Motherhood Initiative

Jill M. Mhyre, MD
Obstetric Anesthesiologist; Associate Professor of Anesthesiology; Director, Obstetric Anesthesia Service, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas; Chair, Patient Safety Committee, Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology; Chair, Subcommittee, Maternal Early Warning Criteria

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Identify the leading cause of preventable maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.
2. Describe the organizational structure of the ACOG Maternal Safety Bundles for hemorrhage and hypertension.
3. List the various team members important to include when planning for and responding to a maternal hemorrhage.
4. Explain the value of a standard set of vital signs parameters that can serve as triggers for physician bedside evaluation.
5. Describe the relative advantage of in-situ (on the unit) drills and simulation lab drills for obstetric emergencies.
6. List the people who may need counseling after a near maternal death.


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