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Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Special Statement: Surgical safety checklists for cesarean delivery.

Combs CA, Einerson BD, Toner LE. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Special Statement: Surgical safety checklists for cesarean delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. Epub 2021 July 30. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2021.07.011.

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September 22, 2021
Combs CA, Einerson BD, Toner LE. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2021;Epub Jul 30.

Maternal and newborn safety is challenged during cesarean delivery due to the complexities of the practice. This guideline recommends specific checklist elements to direct coordination and communication between the two teams engaged in cesarean deliveries. The guideline provides a sample checklist and steps for its implementation.

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Combs CA, Einerson BD, Toner LE. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Special Statement: Surgical safety checklists for cesarean delivery. Am J Obstet Gynecol. Epub 2021 July 30. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2021.07.011.