Preventing Maternal Harm

The Joint Commission released information in Quick Safety 51 on October 29, 2019, about the increasing concerns with maternal hemorrhage. Their data indicates that approximately 700 women die annually from pregnancy related complications, with the most frequent cause obstetric hemorrhage.

In addition, there are significant racial and ethnic differences, with black women having a pregnancy-related mortality about 3 times higher than white women. To address this issue proactively, The Joint Commission has introduced two new standards under the provision of care to reduce the likelihood of harm that are effective July 1, 2020. For more information, click on links below:

https://www.jointcommission.org/standards/prepublication-standards/new-standards-for-perinatal-safety/

QS 51 Maternal Hemorrhage-10.25.19-final

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