Susan E Brown Will

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Medical malpractice premiums and costs of obstetric claims, settlements, and jury awards are at an all-time high. This article describes one professional liability company's initiative to promote safer perinatal care and decrease costs of claims, including the development of the perinatal patient safety nurse role. The primary responsibility of the(More)
The Johns Hopkins Oxytocin Protocol (JHOP) Survey was distributed to clinical labor and delivery staff to compare obstetrical providers' attitudes toward clinical protocols and the JHOP. Agreement by registered nurses (RNs), physicians in training (PIT), and attending physicians (APs) and certified nurse midwives (CNMs) was assessed with each of 4(More)
Interprofessional collaboration is critical to the provision of safe patient care and provider satisfaction. Collaboration is an active process that can help maximize positive patient outcomes. Three academic institutions implemented collaborative processes as part of their perinatal patient safety initiatives based on anecdotal experiences and safety(More)
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