American Heart Month is also for maternity patients

February 7, 2018

WSHA’s Safe Deliveries Roadmap team recently launched a project called “Maternity Watch,” which uses a tool to improve early identification for obstetric complications. After a patient has screened positive, there are guidelines on four algorithms of focus: sepsis, hypertension, hemorrhage and cardiopulmonary.

To support healthy hearts in the maternal population and increase awareness of cardiovascular disease and its contribution to maternal mortality, WSHA would like to promote a toolkit produced by the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative called Improving Health Care Response to Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy and Postpartum Toolkit.

This resource focuses on risk factors and presenting symptoms related to clinical assessment and management strategies for cardiovascular disease in the pregnant and postpartum population. This toolkit is available on the CMQCC website at no cost. A brief survey is required prior to download. (Amber Weiseth)



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