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Keywords:

  • collaboration;
  • communication;
  • interprofessional collaboration;
  • patient safety nurse;
  • perinatal patient safety;
  • teamwork

ABSTRACT

Interprofessional collaboration is critical to the provision of safe patient care and provider satisfaction. Collaboration is an active process that can help maximize positive patient outcomes. Three academic institutions implemented collaborative processes as part of their perinatal patient safety initiatives based on anecdotal experiences and safety culture surveys that demonstrated positive outcomes. Reliable tools and additional research are needed to measure the extent and impact of collaboration on patient outcomes in perinatal care.