Educators often find themselves in the awkward position of having a wealth of information to share with expectant families. The bulk of what you teach will be about pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, you may have the opportunity to incorporate some key messages about keeping those new babies safe.
Guest post by Science & Sensibility contributer Christine H. Morton, PhD(Full disclosure: the organization I work for, CMQCC, has been working with representatives from the Preeclampsia Foundation over the past year on the CMQCC task force developing a Preeclampsia Toolkit, and I am a big
A guest post by Deborah Issokson, Psy.D.Childbearing is a vulnerable process.Regardless of our profession within the childbirth world, we are working to facilitate an experience that has a positive emotional outcome accompanied by a healthy psychological adjustment to motherhood. It is incumbent upo
On the morning of July 5, 2006, a 16-year-old patient came to St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, to deliver her baby. During the process of her care, an infusion intended exclusively for the epidural route was connected to the patient’s peripheral IV line and infused by pump. Within minutes
An analysis of “Liability Claims and Costs Before and After Implementation of a Medical Error Disclosure Program,” by Kachalia et. al, Annals of Internal Medicine, 2010; 153:213-221. [Patient summary and abstract available here.] Two weeks ago, I was invited to speak to a group of family medicine