Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative

Obstetric hemorrhage remains one of the most significant contributors to preventable maternal morbidity and mortality. Several investigators have demonstrated that maternal deaths from obstetric hemorrhage are often associated with modifiable provider and systems level factors including gaps in communication, delays in care and ineffective treatment strategies. While many adverse events are neither predictable nor preventable, the application of standardized, evidence-based and team-based care across the hospital setting can effectively reduce maternal injury and death. Due to numerous factors, Mississippi has a disproportionately high pregnancy-related mortality rate with 33.5 pregnancy-related deaths per 100,000 live births1 compared to 15.9 for the United States as a whole2. Improving maternal outcomes in Mississippi and the US will require focused, system-wide efforts that maximize the use of evidence-based strategies.


MSPQC is working with the Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health (AIM) to coordinate a statewide project focusing on improving care and outcomes related to obstetric hemorrhage. Please refer to the AIM website for resources, data submission and updates on the national project at Safehealthcareforeverywoman.org.


NEW- Monthly Team Call Slides;

May 21, 2018   Resources & Getting Started

June 4th, 2018: WEBINAR Dr. Fouad Atallah: Structural Preparedness in Obstetric Hemorrhage


June 18th, 2018: Team Call; Risk Assessment



For hospital teams to participate in the Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative please complete this baseline survey. Participation is free and voluntary. 

Survey Link AIM Baseline Survey: MS





MSPQC Obstetric Hemorrhage Initiative Toolkit: MSPQC Obstetric Hemorrhage Toolkit


AIM eModules: Brief videos that review the key components of the Obstetric Hemorrhage patient safety bundle.


Amniotic Fluid Embolism

Taking quantified blood loss from vision to reality: You can make it happen!


Each participating hospital will be asked to submit simple process measures each quarter that require general estimations and little to no record review.


AIM Data Collection Guide for Hospitals: AIM Data Collection Hospitals