Risk management in obstetrics

Scholarship and research is focused on diabetes in pregnancy with a view to improving quality and safety for mothers and neonates. She is currently working on a prospective exploratory study of women with diabetes in pregnancy that will be complete in Dec Recent research efforts are looking at the increasing incidence of adverse complications related to repeated cesarean delivery. Kathleen is actively involved in educating health care providers, residents and students about collaborative practice.

Risk management in obstetrics

Risk management in obstetrics

Risk management is improving quality of health care services and creating a safer system of care. We determined the main maternal and fetal risks in five Hospitals Tehran-Iran to offer some practical strategies to decline obstetric adverse events and provide better pregnancy outcome.

A descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out in 5 Iranian hospitals Then the delegates from each hospital were asked to report the most common obstetrical complications of their hospitals. The main results were 24 complications.

Then for sorting these risks we asked them to do scoring of the 24 complication with 1 - 10 grading in 4 aspects of probability of occurrence, possibility of prevention, priority of interventions and short term response to interventions. Post partum haemorrhage, labor management problems, and neonatal hypothermia got the highest scores in these regards, and then these 24 items were categorized in 2 groups of risk assessment and hospital management.

Finally based on Risk Management Rules in Clinical Governance, the complications analysis was done with use of failure mode, effects analysis and practical strategies to decline obstetrical adverse events were suggested.

We understood all reported complications had common infrastructural problems: We focused on basic infrastructural management in these 2 main subjects and in these two: Since managerial and staff dependent problems were our main problems, these two should be considered as our main priorities in risk management program.Risk management can be reactive (e.g.

in response to a serious incident or a complaint), pro-active (e.g.

Risk Management in Obstetrics - Research Paper

establishment of a risk register or an assessment of national guidelines/reports) or preventative (e.g. ensuring adequate training and staffing levels). Healthcare professionals should understand the principles of risk management. Obstetric thromboprophylaxis risk assessment and management Fewer than three risk factors.

o 36 of 40 52 Appendix III: Risk assessment for venous thromboembolism (VTE) • If total score ≥ 4 antenatally, consider thromboprophylaxis from . Risk management is, by definition, replete with risk, reevaluation, and risk aversion, and changing practice, even if it is thought to provide benefit in the realm of healthcare delivery.

Risk Management in Obstetrics. Fahad Syed Risk Management in Obstetrics Introduction Obstetrics is defined as the branch of medicine which deals with the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the period during which they recover from childbirth (Agency for healthcare research and quality, )/5(1).

all of its physicians practicing obstetrics. Review of the manual and minor edits have been made by an MMIC Risk Management Department Partners in Patient Safety promoting safety – minimizing risk.

MMIC • MINIMIZING OBSTETRICAL RISK PAGE Obstetrics and Gynaecology Guidelines. This page contains Obstetrics and Gynaecology Guidelines.

New and Updated Guidelines: September Clinical guidelines under review remain the current endorsed clinical guideline until the review is complete.

Melanie Christofferson, DO | Obstetrics & Gynecology | Bay Area OB/GYN