Whenever childbirth results in maternal or neonatal injury, communication errors have probably played a role in the poor outcome. An analysis of NORCAL labor and delivery claims revealed several common communication breakdown scenarios resulting in maternal and fetal injuries.
CASE ONE Avoiding Misunderstandings during Status Updates
CASE TWO Resolving Clinical Conflicts during Labor
CASE THREE “Thinking out Loud” during Maternal Hemorrhage
CASE FOUR & FIVE Improving Hand-off Communications between OBs during Labor