Joint Commission Quick Safety Issue #51 Addresses Proactive Prevention of Maternal Death from Maternal Hemorrhage

Published: 10/30/2019

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • Medical Office,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Ambulatory Care

The Joint Commission (TJC) has published Quick Safety 51 which addresses proactive prevention of maternal death from maternal hemorrhage. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) defines maternal hemorrhage as,

“Cumulative blood loss of greater than or equal to 1,000 mL, or blood loss accompanied by signs or symptoms of hypovolemia, within 24 hours after the birth process.

According to TJC, “approximately 3-5% of obstetric patients will experience a postpartum hemorr

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