National partnership for maternal safety: Consensus bundle on obstetric hemorrhage

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)142-148
Number of pages7
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 4 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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