Building Comprehensive Strategies for Obstetric Safety: Simulation Drills and Communication

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(Anesth Analg. 2016;123(5):1181–1190)Severe maternal morbidity has steadily increased in the United States. A robust, nonpunitive culture of safety is thus needed to encourage reporting and investigation of adverse events and systems. In addition, a comprehensive strategy to maximize obstetric safety is imperative. Thus, in this study, a multidisciplinary group of authors reviewed simulation and team communication as obstetric patient safety tools to help develop a comprehensive approach to minimizing preventable harm in obstetric patients.

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