Be Brief & Debrief

Sharp Grossmont Hospital (La Mesa, California)

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Project Topic

Debriefing after critical events in Labor & Delivery and Obstetrics/Gynecology

CSI Participants

Myeva Brett, RN, BSN, RNC‐OB
Sharlene Degirolamo, RN, BSN, RNC‐OB
Melanie Irwin, RN, BSN
Leslie Loring, RN, BSN
Susanne Procopio, RN, BSN
Mia Taa‐White, RN, BSN
Jennifer Turney, RN, MSN, CNS, CPN

Project Goals/Objectives

  1. To develop a standardized debriefing process for critical events that increases quality of teamwork and improves patient outcomes
  2. To reduce the incidence of postpartum hemorrhage resulting in a massive transfusion (>4 units of blood) by a rate of 1.5 by December 2016
  3. To establish a baseline for critical event team dynamics, and identify opportunities for improvement

Project Outcomes

  1. Reduced the rate of postpartum hemorrhage events resulting in a massive transfusion to zero from July 2016 through December 2016
  2. Established a baseline for team performance during critical events
  3. These outcomes resulted in an estimated annual fiscal impact of $101,212

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