Patient Safety Alert 9: Patient Safety in Labor and Delivery: Managing Complex Conditions in a Complex Environment (PDF)

The AMC PSO in conjunction with CRICO’s Patient Safety Department has continued to analyze OB-related malpractice claims along with real-time root cause analysis information to identify trends, respond to present system vulnerabilities, and educate members on new emerging risks.

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Issues related to management of second stage labor predominate and are addressed below:

  • Human Factor Issues: Failure to accurately assess and document maternal-fetal status including: cervical dilation, effacement and membrane status, and fetal heart rate pattern
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