National Partnership for Maternal Safety

Elliott K. Main, Dena Goffman, Barbara M. Scavone, Lisa Kane Low, Debra Bingham, Patricia L. Fontaine, Jed B. Gorlin, David C. Lagrew, Barbara S. Levy

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Hemorrhage is the most frequent cause of severe maternal morbidity and preventable maternal mortality and therefore is an ideal topic for the initial national maternity patient safety bundle. These safety bundles outline critical clinical practices that should be implemented in every maternity unit. They are developed by multidisciplinary work groups of the National Partnership for Maternal Safety under the guidance of the Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care. The safety bundle is organized into four domains: Readiness, Recognition and Prevention, Response, and Reporting and System Learning. Although the bundle components may be adapted to meet the resources available in individual facilities, standardization within an institution is strongly encouraged. References contain sample resources and "Potential Best Practices" to assist with implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-162
Number of pages8
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 23 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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