Ensuring maternal safety is a patient safety priority. This library reflects a curated selection of PSNet content focused on improving maternal safety. Included resources explore strategies with the potential to improve maternal care delivery and outcomes, such as high reliability, care standardization, teamwork, unit-based safety initiatives, and trigger tools.
Clinical Human Factors Group. October 19, 2021. 9:00AM - 12:00 PM (eastern).
Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. October 11, 15 and 20, 2021.
Farnborough, UK: Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch; June 3, 2021.
Farnborough, UK: Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch; April 22, 2021.
A 64-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital for aortic valve replacement and aortic aneurysm repair. Following surgery, she became hypotensive and was given intravenous fluid boluses and vasopressor support with norepinephrine. On postoperative day 2, a fluid bolus was ordered; however, the fluid bag was attached to the IV line that had the vasopressor at a Y-site and the bolus was initiated.