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 



OB Hemorrhage Collaborative

(click here to go to Collaborative page)