Regular training is imperative for potentially catastrophic emergencies that can arise in childbirth. The Perinatal Training Program's Maternity Crisis Management (MCM) track provides exciting new content covering high-risk, low incidence OB emergencies, enabling clinicians to be prepared. Topics in this training track include Shoulder Dystocia, Antepartum Hemorrhage, Postpartum Hemorrhage, Cord Presentation/Prolapse, Uterine Rupture/Inversion, Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy, Maternal Collapse, and Maternal Sepsis.
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Connecticut Nurses’ Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (7.5 CNE contact hours)
Why is Maternity Crisis Management Training so important?
High risk, low incidence OB emergencies require skill and decisive action to avoid catastrophic consequences
- Shoulder Dystocia, occurring in more than 1% of deliveries, is often unanticipated and considered a primary cause of perinatal mortality and morbidity, and maternal morbidity. ACOG Practice Bulletin: Shoulder Dystocia, No. 40, Nov. 2002
- Postpartum hemorrhage occurs in 10 – 15% of women after delivering and is a leading cause of maternal death. Bateman et al, 2010 It is responsible for 10-12% of maternal deaths in the US. Evenson et al. 2017
- Preeclampsia and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy affect up to 10% of all pregnancies worldwide and is a leading contributor to prematurity. In the United States, these disorders have increased by 25% over the past 2 decades, accounting for a 17% maternal mortality rate. It is estimated that there would be a 50-70% reduction in maternal morbidity and mortality with improved recognition, diagnosis and treatment of these disorders, especially preeclampsia(CMQCC, 2014).
- Maternal Sepsis accounts for up to 28% of maternal deaths and 15% of ICU admissions. It is estimated that 63% are preventable (CMQCC, 2020).
Avoidable Poor Outcomes Increase Litigation & Cost
- For obstetric-related paid claims, the average payment involving a neurologically impaired infant was $982,051 and $364,794 for “other infant injury-major”. (ACOG, 2012)
The Answer is Training!
High risk, low incidence OB emergencies require regular training.