The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
- Failure to initiate timely referral to an obstetrician once an adverse event has presented itself, and appropriate management if the event is outside the midwife's scope of practice and expertise.
- Failure to properly monitor and interpret electronic fetal monitoring. The highest awards occurred in this category.
The ACNM has a position statement, Creating a Culture of Safety in Midwifery Care, and a number of publications addressing patient safety, quality improvement, and risk reduction.
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- About the Initiative
- OB Patient Safety Primer
- Themes in Problem Obstetrical Cases
- The Current Climate and Your Clinical Microsystem
- Effecting Change in Your Clinical Microsystem
- Potential Partners and Resources
- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
- The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
- The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
- Attorneys and Claims Managers
- The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
- The Institute of Medicine (IOM)
- The Joint Commission
- The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB)
- Improvement Strategies
- Education & Training
- Sample Documents
- Professional Resources
- Resources at DHMC
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