More than half way there...

One goal of our obstetric hemorrhage initiative is to decrease, by 33%, the total units of packed red blood cells transfused to patients who experience a hemorrhage - and North Carolina perinatal quality improvement teams are getting close to achieving it! The key to this success is a dedicated effort to implement a staged-based protocol, ensure risk assessments are completed on admission, throughout delivery and during the postpartum period, as well as ensuring vital structure measures are in place, such as a hemorrhage cart. 

The graph below represents the progress teams across the state have achieved as they continue to thwart maternal morbidity and mortality in North Carolina.

OBH Progress