With close to 200 attendees and over 60 obstetric units represented from across North Carolina, teams kicked off the AIM OB hemorrhage initiative in Raleigh on September 13th.
The day was packed with an impressive lineup of guest speakers. Dr. James deVente, Medical Director of Labor & Delivery at Vidant Medical Center, discussed how pivotal the role of executive champions is when supporting quality improvement work while Dr. Haywood Brown, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University and President of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, engaged the audience with his outline of the current state of maternal care in NC with a focus on disparity. Teams heard from Melinda Manning, JD, MSW, Director of UNC Hospitals Beacon Program, on how to effectively screen for intimate partner violence during prenatal visits and how to provide necessary interventions.
Additionally, we were honored to have two maternal PQC leaders, Dr. Elliot Main from California and Dr. Ann Borders from Illinois, join us to share the success they have achieved with OB hemorrhage and highlight the importance of perinatal quality collaborative work. The day wrapped up with powerful patient stories brought to us by hemorrhage survivors as well as lessons learned from clinical leaders across the state discussing the work they have done to decrease hemorrhage.
Teams headed home to begin mobilizing their PQIT’s and continue the work of decreasing maternal morbidity and mortality related to hemorrhage.