Improving #POSTBIRTH Discharge Education About Potential Complications
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Key Facts:

#1 - Over 50% of maternal deaths occur in the postpartum period compared to 16.8% on the day of delivery

#2 - 18% of these maternal deaths occurred 1-6 days postpartum and 21% occurred 7-41 days postpartum

#3 - It is impossible to predict with any certainty which women will have a postpartum complication

#4 - All women need education on which signs and symptoms are emergencies and which require urgent care

#5 - RN's who provide discharge education are in a key role to educate women about the signs & symptoms of potential postpartum complications

     
       

FREE Slide Set

Fill out the form at the bottom of this page if you would like to receive a copy of PQI's soon to be released Improving #POSTBIRTH Discharge Education About Potential Maternal Complications slide set (FREE). The slide set is designed for RNs who provide postpartum discharge education.

 

FREE Teleconference:

"Improving #POSTBIRTH Discharge Education About Potential Maternal Complications" Teleconference on October 3, 2017 at 12 noon EDT.

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PQI's #POSTBIRTH Discharge Education Action Community

PQI is considering forming a Postpartum Discharge Education Action Community. Fill out the form at the bottom of this page if you are interested in learning more about the PQI Postpartum Discharge Education Community and might be interested in joining this type of PQI Action Community.

 

Links to Additional Information

Links to the NPR and ProPublica news articles

 

For Professionals:

Bingham, D. and Cornell, A. (2016). Expert panel to track nurses’ effect on maternal morbidity and mortality.  Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing:  JOGNN/NAACOG. Referred

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System.

 

Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care (2016). Maternal safety bundle on postpartum care basics for maternal safety: from birth to the comprehensive postpartum visit.

 

Creanga, A.A., Syverson, C., Seed, K., & Callaghan, W.M. (2017). Pregnancy-related mortality in the United States, 2011-2013. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 130(2), pp. 366-373.

 

Kleppel, L., Suplee, P. D, Stuebe, A. D., and Bingham, D.  (2016).  National initiatives to improve systems for postpartum care. Maternal and Child Health Journal. Refereed.

 

Suplee, P.D., Kleppel, L., and Bingham, D. (2017). Nurses' knowledge and teaching of possible postpartum complications.The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing.

 

Suplee, P. D., Kleppel, L., Santa-Donato, A., and Bingham, D.  (2016). Improving postpartum education about maternal morbidity and mortality warning signs. Nursing for Women’s Health. Refereed.

 

Suplee, P. D., Kleppel, L., and Bingham, D.  (2016).  Discharge education on maternal morbidity and mortality provided by nurses to women during the postpartum period.  Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing. Refereed.

 

Seacrist, M. & Noell, D. (2016). Development of a tool to measure nurse clinical judgement during a maternal mortality case review. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing. Refereed.

 

For Consumers:

Kleppel, L. (2016). Learn these POST-BIRTH warning signs. Healthy Mom&Baby

 

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