Improving Risk Assessment to Better Manage OBH

Assessing a patient’s risk for experiencing an obstetric hemorrhage after delivery can be a key component of identifying and managing a hemorrhage event quickly and effectively.  There are several factors that can increase a patient’s risk for experiencing hemorrhage.  The table below outlines what factors may define a low, medium and high risk for obstetric hemorrhage.


risk table


As teams have progressed through the AIM OBH initiative, there has been a 40% increase in the number of patients with a documented risk assessment on admission.  The goal for the initiative is to reach 98% of all patients assessed for OBH risk on admission and with a few more months ahead of us and some diligent teamwork, the goal of 98% is in sight.


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