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Obstetrical Emergency Drills and Simulations Guideline

Obstetrical malpractice claim severity continues to rise. In obstetrical claims, there are frequent allegations that the team was unprepared to care for the obstetrical emergency that was presented. These claims often lead to high settlement costs or significant jury awards due to the long-term injury to the mother or infant. Drills and simulations may enhance patient safety by repeating an action or procedure, thereby improving its execution without exposing clinicians or patients to harm. Additionally, drills and simulations help to improve overall team communication in a setting that allows for learning. Multiple studies have identified that simulation training has demonstrated improvements in communication among team members,…

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