Not Too Quick, Not Quick Enough: Getting Cesarean Delivery Safety Right
ASHRM On-Demand Webinar
CE Credit: 1
Domain: Clinical Patient Safety
The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to gain tools and strategies that will assist perinatal units in achieving safe evidence-based cesarean delivery rates and ensure that an emergency cesarean can occur in a timely manner.
Two aspects of cesarean delivery are important considerations in the safety of perinatal care. One is the issue of a high national cesarean rate and its public health and inherent safety concerns for individual patients; the other involves the safety and risk management issues surrounding delays in the performance of an emergency cesarean when it is needed. This presentation examines both "sides of the coin" in terms of the need to avoid early (and possibly unnecessary) cesarean delivery and the risks associated with a perinatal unit's inability to perform an emergency cesarean in a timely manner. Strategies for addressing both of these issues will be discussed in detail.
- • Define evidence based strategies to safety perform appropriate numbers of cesarean deliveries on the perinatal unit.
- • Explain the potential causes for delays in performing an emergency cesarean delivery.
- • Discuss strategies that will help appropriate unit responses to the need for emergency cesarean delivery.
Larry Veltman, MD, FACOG, CPHRM
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