Combating Obstetric Hemorrhage


Poster Presentation

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.

Proposed Change

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.