Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of pregnancy-related death in California.
Task Force Writing Group
This Task Force will create a Toolkit intended as a resource for raising awareness of this issue as well as the signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease in pregnant and postpartum women. The primary audience for this Toolkit are generalists who provide maternity care to women (OB/GYNs, Labor & Delivery and Postpartum Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, Family Medicine Physicians), with special emphasis on what to look for in prenatal and postpartum clinic encounters in addition to intrapartum care. The Toolkit will also serve as a resource for emergency and critical care physicians as well as pediatric cardiology specialists.
Task Force Reviewer Group
The Reviewer Group members will be engaged in substantive review of the outline to get input on topics for inclusion, as well as review the near-final draft of the Toolkit. These individuals will be acknowledged for their contribution but will not regularly attend writing group meetings (in person /conference calls) nor take on major writing assignments.