Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the most common problem in pregnancy, and is the leading cause of severe maternal morbidity and preventable mortality. However, estimates show that 54% to 93% of these hemorrhage-related deaths are preventable (Bingham & Jones, 2012). This prevention is only possible through constant readiness, clear guidelines, and effective emergency response, as 20% of hemorrhages occur in women with no risk factors at all (The Joint Commission, 2019).
Our APSS outline actionable steps healthcare organizations should take to successfully implement and sustain behavior change for high reliability, shared understanding, thorough communication, and meaningful person-centered care across the organization.
Actionable steps include:
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