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Risk, Patient Safety and Legal Issues in Obstetrics

Ann Gaffey, RN, MSN, CPHRM, DFASHRM
President
Healthcare Risk and Safety Strategies, LLC

The purpose/goal(s) of this activity is to enable healthcare providers to have a better understanding of the risk to patient safety and legal issues in obstetrics.

Objectives:

  • Describe three strategies to reduce risk while caring for the obstetric patient
  • Discuss two patient safety practices that improve the safe delivery of care to obstetric patients
  • Describe three legal and liability claims issues prevalent in delivery of obstetric care

1.0 Contact Hour