Based on the recommendations of our advisory committee, the 2022 version of Clinical Guidelines for Obstetrical Services at CRICO-insured Institutions, contains changes or enhancements in the following areas:
- All pre-existing Guidelines and sample Consent documents were reviewed and revised (if necessary) by a multi-disciplinary team of obstetrical care providers.
- Practice issues related to communication, documentation, consults, pregnancy dating, second trimester termination, antenatal corticosteroids, Group B Strep, and prolonged pregnancy were among those singled out.
- Gender-limiting terminology was reviewed and adjusted where appropriate.
- The supporting evidence for all Guidelines was reviewed and updated.
- Every year, CRICO-insured obstetrical providers participating in the CRICO Obstetrics Patient Safety Program are required to pass a test based on their study of the OB Guidelines. The test, will be updated in advance of the 2023 policy year to reflect any clinically significant changes to the Guidelines.
More CRICO Guidelines or Algorithms
CRICO decision support tools.
Challenge: Take the OB Clinical Guidelines Test
Take this test and see if you already follow these best practices from the Obstetrical Services of the CRICO-insured Institutions.
Obstetrics Guidelines Listing
Easily navigate this web-based version of the OB guidelines 1-35 and the sample form appendices A-H. The OB Guidelines PDF is also available on this page if you want to read or print it in booklet form. (2022 version available)
OB Guideline 15: Assessment and Monitoring in Labor and Delivery
During prenatal care, the clinician and patient will discuss common events and procedures in labor, including methods of assessing fetal well-being.
Patient Safety Guidance for Perioperative Fire Safety
The AMC PSO convened the Perioperative Fire Safety Task Force to consider the question of why fires continue to occur in operating rooms, and what to do about it.