Webinar: Implementing Best Practice PPH Bundle
The institute for perinatal quality improvement has a free webinar series to provide education and support on important perinatal quality improvement topics.
The latest webinar will be on ‘Implementing best practice PPH bundle’ covering policies, practices and procedures, reviewing key parts of the PPH bundle and discussing how it can be implemented.
The webinar series library also contains webinars on other important topics including baby friendly guidelines, care of African American and black mothers and utilizing telehealth.
To sign up to the webinar and access previous recordings click here.
Why Do Hundreds of US Women Die Annually in Childbirth?
800 women in the US die each year during pregnancy or within 42 days after delivery highlights a report from JAMA network. The report outlines the lack of standardization in reporting across states and the incomplete data on causes of death.
Review committees across states are analyzing patient records to identify what went wrong however some committees and unfunded and under resourced. Suitable analysis of the data and relevant action can lead to significant reduction in maternal deaths as demonstrated by Hospital Corporation of America.
It is estimated that more than 60% of pregnancy related deaths can be prevented with major causes including:
Work is being done to try and tackle some of these causes through action including:
The full articles available here provides more details on the current situation.