Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 8-14, 2020. Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual recognition event intended to promote awareness and inspire action to improve the safety of the health care system. Some studies suggest that as many as 400,000 deaths occur in the United States each year as a result of errors or preventable harm.

Patient safety is a top priority in healthcare; but unlike most other services lines where there is a single patient to worry about, the maternal-fetal dyad makes labor and delivery (L&D) particularly challenging to manage. The challenges don’t just double – they square. Fortunately, many of the issues facing L&D clinicians today are avoidable with the right approach.

Here are three of the most recent being addressed:

1. Unexpected complications with otherwise expected healthy newborns
2. Risk factors associated with non-distinct newborn naming convention
3. Preventing maternal morbidity

Read the full article here: 3 Keys to Improving Patient Safety in Labor and Delivery

Virtually every health system in the United States will agree that patient safety is – and should be – a top priority. Click here to see how PeriGen technology is being used to help promote patient safety across the United States.