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Clamping Down on Preeclampsia

Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014

Time: 2:00 PM EDT

Obstetrical adverse events that occur during hospitalization can result in significant harm to both mother and child. They are also costly due to complications and extended hospital stays.  Many obstetrical adverse events are preventable. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Partnership for Patients initiative has challenged hospital engagement networks to take obstetrical safety to the next level, move beyond elective deliveries, and tackle preeclampsia and maternal hemorrhage. Research shows hospitals have a strong chance to alter patient outcomes for these conditions.

This webinar focused on preeclampsia. Hypertensive disorders occur in as many as 22 percent of pregnancies and are responsible for approximately 17 percent of maternal mortality. A systematic approach to preeclampsia using readiness, recognition, and response can have a significant impact on patient safety.

This webinar discussed the following topics:

  • implementation and impact of a preeclampsia toolkit
  • performance measures and data collection
  • patient/provider education
  • posthospital provider engagement and more

Suggested Participants: All EHEN hospitals, quality improvement providers, physicians, nurses, data analysts, obstetrics/labor and delivery staff, and educators

Speaker

Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Maricopa Integrated Health System

Zaqueena Coleman, BSN, RN
Labor and Delivery Nurse
Maricopa Medical Center

Carolina Macaraeg, BSN, RN
Postpartum Nurse
Maricopa Medical Center

Mary Bachhuber, BSN, RN
Quality Analyst
Maricopa Medical Center

Facilitator

Vickie Sears, MS, RN
Improvement Coach
Essential Hospitals Engagement Network

Webinar Attendees

Darlene Shenier Darlene Shenier
Timothy Curtin
Maria Mera
Faith Needleman
Mary Kaye Kimmel-Alexander
Karen Hamilton
Marla Bagge
Barbara Malpass
Bonnie Miller
Mary Wisniewski
Carolyn Alphin
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