During a very popular private reception at this year’s AWHONN Convention, Emily Hamilton, MDCM, as experienced obstetrician and perinatal thought-leader, outlined research on the impact of checklists in healthcare, the challenges of using them in a labor & delivery environment, and her technology solution for making them easier to use and more consistent. Here’s a summary of her presentation.
- Research on the impact of checklist use in surgery, mechanical ventilation, pain control, central line insertion, and oxytocin for induction.
- Documentation on the legal ramifications of oxytocin mis-use.
- The six criteria included in a checklist highlighted in “Recognition and response in electronic fetal heart rate patterns: impact on newborn outcomes and primary cesarean delivery rate in women undergoing induction of labor”
- Demonstration of the solution to more consistent, convenient use of perinatal checklists: PeriCALM® CheckList™.
*Clark SL, Meyers JA, Frye DK, et al. Recognition and response to electronic fetal heart rate patterns: impact on newborn outcomes and primary cesarean delivery rate in women undergoing induction of labor. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015;212:494.e1-6.