OB Hemorrhage Toolkit

The CMQCC OB Hemorrhage Expert Task Force, co-chaired by David Lagrew, MD and Audrey Lyndon, PhD, RN, has developed an Obstetric (OB) Hemorrhage Toolkit, "Improving Health Care Response to Obstetric Hemorrhage" released in July 2010 as a resource for health care providers to improve readiness, recognition, response and reporting of hemorrhage. Obstetric hemorrhage is a leading cause of pregnancy-related morbidity and mortality but has major opportunities for improved outcomes.

The toolkit has four sections:

  1. Compendium of Best Practices
  2. Care Guidelines: Checklist, Flowchart, Table Chart
  3. Hospital Level Implementation Guide
  4. Slide Set for Professional Education

You can download the complete toolkit (.pdf, 26.2MB) or individual sections (including individual Best Practices). To download a file to your computer, click on the link below. You will be directed to page that lists the title of the section or article(s); select  "Download" next to the title of interest. You will see a pop-up window: "You have chosen to open..."; you can open the .pdf document using the default (typically Adobe Acrobat Reader) or save the file to your computer. The Obstetric Hemorrhage Toolkit is available as a single downloadable .pdf (26.2MB).

                 Complete Toolkit

                 Best Practice Articles and Tools

                 Hospital Level Implementation Guide

                 Care Guidelines: Checklist, Flowchart, Table Chart

                 Slide Set for Clinician Education 

 

Toolkit Webinars were held and are available to review through the links listed below.  The webinars outlined the components of the Toolkit and how to use them to more readily recognize and respond to obstetric hemorrhage.

Obstetric Hemorrhage Toolkit Webinar, held July 8, 2010 - hosted by Elliott Main, MD.  Click here to replay the webinar.
Obstetric Hemorrhage Toolkit Webinar, held July 15, 2010 - hosted by David Lagrew, MD. Click here to replay the webinar.


 

OB Hemorrhage Collaborative

(click here to go to Collaborative page)