Safety Action Series

The Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care is pleased to sponsor and convene the Safety Action Series. The Series is comprised of free teleconferences on various topics relevant to promoting a culture of safety in women’s health care. The series is designed to be interactive and collaborative, with ample time allotted during each session for audience participation.


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Successfully Implementing Quality Improvement Projects:
Presentation of Resource Toolkit

Wednesday, June 1st at 11:00am Eastern






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Utilizing Administrative Data to Drive Quality Improvement in Maternal Health
Thursday, June 9th at 12:00pm Eastern







Archived Safety Action Series Events

The following previously-held Safety Action Series Events are presented below and include the original slides and audio recordings from the event where available.


Fostering Labor Support and Culture Change to Promote Vaginal Births

Information & Resources

Date: Thursday, May 12th at 2 pm Eastern
Presenters: Abraham Lichtmacher, MD, FACOG and Lowry Simpson, CNM




Maternal Mental Health: Enhancing Screening and Better Practices

Information & Resources

Date: Thursday, May 5th at 11 AM Eastern
Presenters: Tiffany A. Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, FACOG and
Christena Raines, RN, MSN, APRN-BC




Assessing Risk for Antenatal Venous Thromboembolism

Information & Resources

Date: Wednesday, April 20 at 11:30 AM ET
Presenters: Michael Paidas, MD, FACOG and Liyana Winchell, RN, BSN




Using a Team-Based Care Approach to Preventing Surgical Site Infections in Gynecologic Surgery

Information & Resources

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET
Presenters: David Soper, MD, FACOG and Paloma Toledo, MD, MPH




Supporting Intended Vaginal Births through Patient Education and Shared Decision Making

Information & Resources

Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm ET
Presenters: Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, MD, MPH, FACOG and
Lisa Kane Low, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN




Presentation of Maternal Mental Health
Patient Safety Bundle

Information & Resources

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: John Keats, MD, CPE, FACOG and Susan Kendig, JD, WHNP-BC, FAANP




Presentation of the Prevention of
Surgical Site Infections Following
Major Gynecologic Surgery
Patient Safety Bundle

Information & Resources

Date: February 8th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. ET
Presenters: Barbara Levy, MD, FACOG, FACS and Joseph Pellegrini, PhD, CRNA




Coordinating Inpatient and Community Resources for Patient, Family and Staff After a Severe Maternal Event

Information & Resources

Date: January 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. ET
Presenters: Aimee Danielson, PhD and Camille Hoffman, MD, MSCS, FACOG




Empowering Patients, Improving Outcomes: Maternal Mental Health

Information & Resources

Date: December 14, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenters: Lisa Kay, MSW, Lynne McIntyre, MSW and Katherine Stone




Presentation of Maternal Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Patient Safety Bundle

Information & Resources

Date: December 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern
Presenters: Alexander Friedman, MD, MPH, FACOG and
Douglas Montgomery, MD, FACOG




Presentation of Patient, Family, and Staff
Support After a Severe Maternal Event
Patient Safety Bundle

Information & Resources

Date: November 23, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenters: Cynthia Chazotte, MD, FACOG, Christine Morton, PhD,
Miranda Klassen




National Improvement Challenge
Obstetric Hemorrhage Winning QI Programs

Information & Resources

Date: October 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm Eastern
Presenters: Rebecca Feldman, MD, Sindhu K. Srinivas, MD, MSCE, FACOG,
Erin Clark, MD, FACOG, Rachael Bailey, DO, Laurie P. Erickson, MD, FACOG,
Susan Garpiel, RN, MSN, C-EFM, Gerald Girardi, MD, FACOG




Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Births Bundle

Information & Resources

Date: October 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm Eastern
Presenters: David Lagrew, MD, FACOG and
Lisa Kane Low, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN




Conducting Drills for Hypertension in Pregnancy

Information & Resources

Date: September 17, 2015 at 11:00 am Eastern
Presenters: Kristin Atkins, MD, FACOG,
Jenifer Fahey, CNM, MSN, MPH




Using the Revised Severe Maternal Morbidity Review Forms

Information & Resources

Date: August 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm ET
Presenters: Fouad Atallah, MD, FACOG, Sarah Kilpatrick, MD,
PhD, FACOG, and Sandra McCalla, MD, FACOG




Blood Pressure Basics

Information & Resources

Date: July 17, 2015 at 12:30 PM ET
Presenters: John Barton, MD and Nancy Peterson, MSN,
RNC-OB, PNNP, IBCLC




Hypertension Patient Safety Bundle

Information & Resources

Date: June 26, 2015 at 1 PM ET
Presenters: Peter Bernstein, MD, MPH and Jennifer Frost, MD




Empowering Patients, Improving Outcomes

Information & Resources

Date: May 20, 2015 at 12 PM ET
Presenters: Ileana Balcu, Todd Heiden, and Eleni Tsigas




Accelerating Adoption of a Patient Safety Culture

Information & Resources

Date: April 22nd 11:00 a.m. Eastern
Presenters: Karen Harris, MD, MPH, FACOG; John Keats,
MD, CPE, FACOG, FACPE; Lashea Wattie, RNC, C-EFM,
BSN, M.Ed




Data Collection and Measurement Issues

Information & Resources

Date: March 16, 2015 at 11AM ET
Presenters: Elliot Main, MD, FACOG and William Sappenfield,
MD, MPH




Connected Regional Projects

Information & Resources

Date: February 18, 2015 at 11AM ET
Presenters: Debra Bingham, DrPH, RN, FAAN, Cynthia Chazotte,
MD, Keisher Highsmith, DrPH, Donna Montalto, MPP




Changes to the Joint Commission Sentinel Events Chapter – Focus on Severe Maternal Morbidity

Information & Resources

Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at noon ET
Presenters: Lisa Buczkowski, RN, MS; Gerry Castro,
PhD, MPH; Ron Wyatt, MD, MHA, DMS (HON); John
Wachtel, MD, FACOG




End of Year Review:
Obstetric Hemorrhage

Information & Resources

Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at noon ET
Presenters: Richard Berkowitz, MD, FACOG
Lisa Kane Low, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN
Barbara Scavone, MD




Conducting Obstetric Hemorrhage Drills

Information & Resources

Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Noon ET
Presenters: Tamika Auguste, MD, FACOG and Mary
Calabrese, MSN, RN




Patient, Staff, and Family Support Following a Severe Maternal Event

Information & Resources

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. ET
Presenters: Cynthia Chazotte, MD, FACOG and
Christine Morton, PhD




Obstetric Hemorrhage Patient Safety Bundle

Information & Resources

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenters: Dena Goffman, MD FACOG and
Elliott Main, MD, FACOG




Quantifying Blood Loss

Information & Resources

Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:00 a.m. Eastern
Presenters: Renee Byfield, MS, RN, FNP, C-EFM and
David Lagrew, MD, FACOG




Maternal Early Warning Criteria

Information & Resources

Date: July 17, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern
Presenters: Robyn D'Oria, MA, RNC, APN and Jill Mhyre, MD




Defining Severe Maternal
Morbidity (SMM)

Information & Resources

Date: June 19, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern
Presenters: Bill Callaghan, MD, MPH, FACOG and Sarah Kilpatrick,
MD, PhD, FACOG




Overview of the National Partnership
for Maternal Safety

Information & Resources

Date: May 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern
Presenters: Debra Bingham, RN, DrPH and Mary D’Alton, MD, FACOG