• "Baby meets world": Implementation of bedside transition of the newborn 

      Heale, Patricia A. (2016-09-26)
      Session presented on Monday, September 19, 2016: Family-Centered Care (FCC), providing for non-separation of mother and infant at birth, has been supported by research for over 30 years. FCC provides an opportunity for ...
    • Implementation of an obstetrical rapid response team 

      Heale, Patricia A. (2012-01-04)
      Over the last decade there has been a significant increase in the maternal mortality rate from 6.6 deaths per 100,000 live births in 1987 to 13.3 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2006. Following a series of near misses ...
    • Safety Rounds: Improving Multidisciplinary Communication 

      Heale, Patricia A. (2017-09-20)
      The Joint Commission describes communication as a key component of sentinel events. Obstetric Safety Rounds provides a forum for the exchange of information between medical providers and nurses thereby improving communication. ...
    • A Toolbox for Perinatal Quality Improvement 

      Heale, Patricia A. (2013-12-19)
      Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013: The Perinatal Community is a group of member hospitals working together to improve perinatal quality within their institutions under the auspices of the Institute for Health ...
    • When parallel worlds collide: A story of high reliability in an academic medical center 

      Heale, Patricia A. (2017-10-09)
      The concepts of high reliability are highlighted in this poignant clinical exemplar involving a young woman and her fetus. The importance of collaboration and communication become clear within this story of life, death and birth.

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