Combating Obstetric Hemorrhage
Version of Record online: 11 JUN 2013
© 2013 AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
Special Issue: 2013 Convention Proceedings
Volume 42, Issue s1, pages S27–S28, June 2013
How to Cite
Rushing, L. K. and Greene, V. M. (2013), Combating Obstetric Hemorrhage. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 42: S27–S28. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12085
- Issue online: 11 JUN 2013
- Version of Record online: 11 JUN 2013
- obstetric hemorrhage;
- screening tools;
Purpose for the Program
Our goal is to recognize and treat patients with obstetric hemorrhage and decrease the need to transfer patients to a higher level of care.
To quantify blood loss instead of estimate blood loss, identify at-risk patients with prescreening tools, and prevent the repetition of treatment without expected outcome by using a hemorrhage algorithm.
Implementation, Outcomes, and Evaluation
To implement the obstetric emergency response team (OBERT) code and an algorithm that uses the OBERT code cart. Evaluation will include measuring the number of cases that need to go to the operating room or the number of cases that need to be transferred to a higher level of care.
Implications for Nursing Practice
Nurses will use the screening tools to identify at-risk patients. Weighing blood-saturated materials will provide a quantifiable blood loss. Using the OBERT code cart and algorithm will reduce the time required for treatment and stabilization of the hemorrhaging patient.