Retired Initiative: Obstetrical Safety
In 2015-2016 NYSPFP aligned with the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) District II’s Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI) to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with maternal hemorrhage and severe hypertension in pregnancy. This work built on the achievements of the collaboration between NYSPFP and the New York State Department of Health’s (NYSDOH) Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC) in 2011-2014 to reduce early elective deliveries and reduce morbidity and mortality associated with maternal hypertension and pre-eclampsia.
- To reduce morbidity and mortality associated with maternal hemorrhage and severe hypertension in pregnancy.
- To reduce the number of scheduled deliveries performed without medical indication in women between 36 0/7 and 38 6/7 weeks gestation.
NYSPFP had engaged over 700 individuals from hospitals and healthcare organizations in education aimed at enhancing obstetrical safety resulting in:
Sustained reductions in early elective delivery (EED):
- Between 2011-2014, hospitals participating in NYSPFP and NYSPQC were able to reduce EED by 89.58% resulting in an estimated reduction of 1,822 EEDs across the State.
Future of Obstetrical Safety:
The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) and the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) are currently engaging with NYSDOH and ACOG district II to develop programming and provide ongoing support to birthing hospital across the state in areas of obstetrical safety with the greatest opportunities for improvement.
If more information or if assistance is required with obstetrical safety please contact Loretta Willis (email@example.com) or Lorraine Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org).