Obstetrics nurse safety position improves outcomes by 40%

05/18/2009 | American Medical News (subscription required)

Adverse obstetrics outcomes were reduced 40% through a nurse-led patient-safety program at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. The first step was to create the position of an obstetrics safety nurse who improved adherence to protocols, evaluated outcomes, and identified adverse-event cases and system deficiencies.

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