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.


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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Issues related to management of second stage labor predominate.


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