Blood Clots

Keeping Pregnant Mothers Safe from Blood Clots: Managing the Health Care Risk in Obese Patients

Preventing blood clots in pregnant mothers poses significant health care challenges. The risk of blood clots in pregnant mothers is almost ten times more likely than a non-pregnant woman. These patient safety risks increase for pregnant mothers who are obese. In the United States, more than two-thirds of adults are obese. Read More

Blood Clots

Incorporating OB VTE Safety Recommendations during Electronic Transitions

By Lisa Enslow, MSN, RN-BC (Nurse Educator, Women’s Health and Ambulatory Care Services, Hartford Hospital) and Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC (Clinical Nurse Consultant, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety)

[Editor’s note: PPAHS is web-enabling the OB VTE Safety Recommendations. If you are interested in the web-enabled version, please download the OB VTE Safety Recommendations to add your name to the contact list by going here: http://www.ppahs.org/ob-vte-safety-recommendations-pdf/]

The use of electronic medical records (EMR) is no longer an option, but a necessity in today’s healthcare environment. Many institutions are in the process of transitioning from paper to electronic documentation or upgrading to systems that manage records from one institution to another. Read More

Blood Clots

Take the Challenge Out of Managing the Complex Obstetric Patient

This article originally appeared on OBGYN.Net. It has been reproduced with permission.

June 10, 2014
By Lisa Enslow, MSN, RN-BC, and Lynn Razzano, RN, MSN, ONCC

Pre-planning is key to achieving the most optimal clinical outcomes for patients with multiple challenging risk factors or individual characteristics. Read More