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National Partnership for Maternal Safety: Consensus Bundle on Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Births—Supporting Intended Vaginal Births

Published:February 22, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2018.01.008

      Abstract

      Cesarean births and associated morbidity and mortality have reached near epidemic proportions. The National Partnership for Maternal Safety under the guidance of the Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care responded by developing a patient safety bundle to reduce the number of primary cesarean births. Safety bundles outline critical practices to implement in every maternity unit. This National Partnership for Maternity Safety bundle, as with other bundles, is organized into four domains: Readiness, Recognition and Prevention, Response, and Reporting and Systems Learning. Bundle components may be adapted to individual facilities, but standardization within an institution is advised. Evidence-based resources and recommendations are provided to assist implementation.
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      Biography

      David C. Lagrew, MD, Executive Medical Director, Women's and Children's at Providence St. Joseph Health System, Irvine, CA.

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      Lisa Kane Low, PhD, CNM, Associate Dean for Practice and Professional Graduate Studies, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

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      Rita Brennan, DNP, RNC-NIC, Outcomes Manager, Women & Children's Services, Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL and Adjunct Professor, Kaplan University, Chicago, IL.

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      Maureen P. Corry, MPH, Senior Advisor, Childbirth Connection Programs, National Partnership for Women & Families, Washington, DC.

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      Joyce K. Edmonds, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Boston College, Boston, MA.

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      Brian G. Gilpin, MD, National Clinical Director of Operations, OB Hospitalists, Mednax National Medical Group, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

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      Jennifer Frost, MD, Medical Director, Health of the Public and Science, American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, KS.

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      Whitney Pinger, CNM, MSN, FACNM, Director of Midwifery and Associate Clinical Professor, George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates, Washington, DC.

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      Dale P. Reisner, MD, Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist and Medical Director, Quality and Safety for Swedish Health Services, Seattle, WA.

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      Sara Jaffer, MPH, Project Manager, Baim Institute for Clinical Research, Boston, MA.

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