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Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jul;126(1):155-62. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000869.

National Partnership for Maternal Safety: Consensus Bundle on Obstetric Hemorrhage.

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California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, Stanford, California; the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District II, New York, New York; the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the American College of Nurse-Midwives, Silver Spring, and the American Association of Blood Banks, Bethesda, Maryland; the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC; and the American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, Kansas.

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Hemorrhage is the most frequent cause of severe maternal morbidity and preventable maternal mortality and therefore is an ideal topic for the initial national maternity patient safety bundle. These safety bundles outline critical clinical practices that should be implemented in every maternity unit. They are developed by multidisciplinary work groups of the National Partnership for Maternal Safety under the guidance of the Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care. The safety bundle is organized into four domains: Readiness, Recognition and Prevention, Response, and Reporting and System Learning. Although the bundle components may be adapted to meet the resources available in individual facilities, standardization within an institution is strongly encouraged. References contain sample resources and "Potential Best Practices" to assist with implementation.

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