Preventing OB Injuries and Claims in Rural Hospitals and Beyond

Date: Wednesday, October 02, 2019


  • Betty VanWoert, RN, BSN, CPHRM, Constellation Senior Risk and Patient Safety Consultant
  • Martha Hoffman, RN, C-EFM, Kossuth Regional Health Center OB Clinical Coordinator and Infection Preventionist

The lives of mothers, babies and families in our communities can be profoundly and permanently impacted by the care we deliver. Recent headlines sound the alarm that national safety trends in obstetrics are going in the wrong direction. Still more headlines raise concerns over access to OB services as rural hospitals make hard choices to discontinue inpatient obstetric care. In this webinar, we’ll review the findings of our OB malpractice claim analysis, highlight the trends in allegations and contributing factors and present one rural hospital’s journey to improve.

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