Registration is now open for the PQCNC ASNS Learning Session 2   

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - McKimmon Center, Raleigh NC - register here


learning session

Registration is now open for the PQCNC AIM Maternal Hemorrhage Initiative Kickoff - occurring concurrently with the the final CMOP Learning Session / Celebration  

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - McKimmon Center, Raleigh NC - register here


learning session

Next Call:

Thursday, June 1, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

712.432.3447  Passcode 470003


May 11 Call:

Charter - Draft

PQCNC AIM OBH Draft Charter


OBH Metrics




The National Partnership for Maternal Safety Hemorrhage Bundle - This patient safety bundle created by The National Partnership for Maternal Safety, outlines what every unit can do to be ready, recognize and prevent, respond to and report on when working toward improving outcomes related to Obstetric hemorrhage.  We encourage you to adapt the bundle to complement the work within your hospital setting. 


ACOG Practice Bulletin PP Hemorrhage - This ACOG practice bulletin reviews the etiology, evaluation, and management of postpartum hemorrhage.  The information is designed to aid practitioners in making decisions about appropriate obstetric and gynecologic care as it relates to hemorrhage.


CMQCC Obstetric Hemmorhage ToolKit - The California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) released this document in 2015 aligning with the National Partnership for Maternal Safety Hemorrhage Bundle.  Following the structure of readiness, recognition, response and reporting, CMQCC digs deeper at each level and provides an extensive toolkit packed with a myriad of resources for hospitals to utilize.

CMQCC Obstetric Hemorrhage Hospital Level Implementation Guide - This article provides a framework and step-by-step guidance on how to utilize quality improvement methods to assist healthcare leaders with implementing best practices and tools for obstetric hemorrhage. 

Preparing for Clinical Emergencies in Obstetrics and Gynecology - This ACOG committee opinion paper outlines several vital tools inpatient units should have in place when responding to obstetric emergencies such as hemorrhage.

Massive Transfusion Protocols: The Role of Aggressive Resuscitation Versus Product Ratio in Mortality Reduction - This study looked at the impact of developing a massive transfusion protocol (MTP) and its association with better outcomes and improved mortality rates in the trauma patient population. The most important finding was the development of a protocol to improve communication with the blood bank and decrease the time needed to have components available for transfusion. 

AWHONN postpartum hemorrhage project - This website outlines the postpartum hemorrhage project spearheaded by AWHONN and offers several resources such as articles, videos, and a poster on recognition, readiness and response related to hemorrhage.

Severe Maternal Morbidity: Screening and Review - Identifying severe morbidity is important for preventing injuries that lead to mortality and for highlighting opportunities to avoid repeat injuries. A two-step screen and review process described in this document is intended to efficiently detect severe maternal morbidity in women and to ensure that each case undergoes a review to determine whether there were opportunities for improvement in care.  

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Safe motherhood initiative - In 2013, ACOG district II kicked off their Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI).  They set out to develop and implement standard approaches for handling obstetric emergencies associated with maternal mortality and morbidly; obstetric hemorrhage was one of them. Visit this website to access multiple resources related to improving maternal outcomes of those who may experience postpartum hemorrhage.  

Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research. Team Stepps: National Implementation - Focused on improving patient safety within organizations, Team Stepps offers a plethora of information designed to build teamwork, improve communication and integrate successful principles that optimize safe clinical care.  Specifically, as it relates to obstetric hemorrhage, the concepts of briefing and debriefing should be reviewed and integrated into practice.