Patient Safety Bundle:  Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy

Educational Objectives:

Broad Global Objectives:

  1. The maternal mortality rate in the United States is high when compared to other developed countries.
  2. A standardized, evidenced-based approach to the management of the most common preventable etiologies for maternal mortality and morbidity can improve outcome.

Behavioral Objectives:

  • Review the most common preventable etiologies of maternal mortality
  • Discuss the function of the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM)
  • Discuss the function of the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Healthcare
  • Review the Patient Safety Bundle on Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy
  • Explain how standardizing the management of patients with severe hypertension in pregnancy can decrease maternal morbidity and mortality