Midwifery 2020 has set out to develop an informed vision of the contribution midwives will make to achieving quality, cost-effective maternity services for women, babies and families across the United Kingdom.
Understanding the patient safety issues for some vulnerable groups of women known to be at higher risk of maternal death or morbidity
This literature scoping review was commissioned by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) as part of a project to determine any specific patient safety issues for vulnerable women known to be at higher risk of maternal death or morbidity.
This proposal paper examines the limitations of existing track and trigger systems for deteriorating maternity patients and sets out guidance for creating a system wide obstetric early warning system.
This study examines the implementation of safety huddles and analyses key social, cultural and organisational aspects that are important in creating effective safety huddles. The paper presents a model of a tiered-huddle system that has been implemented at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA, and provides a useful analysis of the ways in which safety huddles can impact patient safety.