ACOG Practice Bulletin 183 Postpartum Hemorrhage
This week the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists released an updated Practice Bulletin as it relates to postpartum hemorrhage. The new bulletin makes it very clear that every obstetrical unit should have an “organized, systematic obstetrical hemorrhage response that coordinates care among all critical personnel.” Hospitals should have a system to implement four key elements: 1)readiness, 2)recognition and prevention, 3) a multidisciplinary response, and 4) reporting and system learning. The bulletin also emphasizes education, drill, and a review of protocols to ensure compliance.
Clinical Innovations is excited about the new bulletin, and the improved outcomes it will mean for mothers around the world. We continue to work with ACOG and other societies to improve outcomes for mothers and their babies everywhere.
The bulletin also lists ebb Complete Tamponade System as an effective tamponade device which is recommended if uterotonics and bimanual massage fail to control the bleeding.
To access Practice Bulletin 183, click below.