Patient Safety & Quality Improvement

Optimizing Protocols in Obstetrics
Optimizing Protocols in Obstetrics

Series 1: Oxytocin for Induction
Series 2: Management of Obstetric Hemorrhage
Series 3: Managing Shoulder Dystocia
      Appendix: Practice Bulletin #40, Shoulder Dystocia 
Special Edition: Lessons Learned & Implementation Tools: Non-Medically Indicated Deliveries <39 Weeks Gestation




ACOG Resources
National Patient Safety Website
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee Opinions 
reVITALize Obstetric Data Definitions
Safety Certification in Outpatient Practice Excellence for Women’s Health Program (SCOPE)
VRQC Program Overview & Worksheets

Checklists, Bundles & More
ACOG Patient Safety Checklists Now Available
Augmentation IHI
Elective Induction IHI
Fetal Monitoring Bundles (Green Journal)
Perinatal "Bundles" Deliver Safety
Surgical Checklist IHI
Well Newborn IHI

Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM)
EFM eToolkit
Training, Assessment, and Certification  
Intrapartum FHR Monitoring Practice Bulletin

MOREOB Program
MOREOB Website
Program Overview
MOREOB in the News

Cesarean Delivery Rates Revisiting a 3-Decades-Old Dogma, JAMA (December 2015)
Patient Safety Primers Patient Safety Network, AHRQ (November 2015)
Health Information Technology Patient Safety Action and Surveillance Plan U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Office Based Surgery
Patient Safety Program Bill
Patient Safety in Ambulatory: White Paper
Physician Practice Patient Safety Assessment (PPPSA)
Revised OBS Adverse Event Reporting Form

Suggested Reading
Quality and Safety in Women's Health Care Manual
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance, Atul Gawande
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, Atul Gawande
The BEST Practice, Charles Kenney
What Do I Say, James Woods, MD, FACOG
Why Hospitals Should Fly, John Nance

Useful Patient Safety Websites
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA)
Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)
Hospital Corporation of America
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
Joint Commission
March of Dimes (MOD)
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
National Patient Safety Foundation
New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)
Health Information Technology Extension Program
Joint Commission Annual Report Shows Gains in Patient Care Quality

Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Committee

Richard Berkowitz, MD, FACOG, Co-Chair
Peter Bernstein, MD, MPH, FACOG, Co-Chair

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188 | Mailing Address: PO Box 70620, Washington, DC 20024-9998