POST-BIRTH Warning Signs Featured on IHI Blog
Friday, August 2, 2019
In a post published yesterday on the IHI blog, Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, Executive Director of the Institute for Perinatal Quality Improvement, and LaShea Wattie, MEd, MSN, AGCNS-BC, APRN, RNC, System Clinical Nurse Specialist at WellStar and member of the PQI Editorial Board, told IHI about standardized postpartum discharge education that includes AWHONN’s POST-BIRTH warning signs.
“A lot of the information women are provided with is about how to take care of the baby,” Dr. Bingham noted. “Many of the materials don’t have very much info at all geared towards the mother.”
“All women who gave birth, not just those who are at high-risk, need to know the POST-BIRTH warning signs. We do not know which women will have a complication,” Wattie said.
Bingham is IHI Faculty and a member of the IHI Advisory Network.
Read more about POST-BIRTH on the PQI website.