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The risk of trauma during pregnancy is not well established in the United States but is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The overall goal of this study is to to initiate a formal ongoing process by which DHR can utilize objective measures to monitor and evaluate the quality of OB trauma services. We will use a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) approach to evaluate the effect of implementing an OB Trauma Activation Procedure, which places an OB team (obstetrician and labor RN) at the bedside within 15 minutes on maternal and fetal outcomes. 1,285 subjects were initially filtered to remove those not fulfilling criteria and we are now in the process of chart reviewing 171 patients. Based on prior studies we expect to find the highest prevalence of traumas due to domestic abuse and motor vehicle accidents. We also expect to find a significant decrease in time to patient evaluation by the OB team.

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medical student

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Obstetrics and Gynecology



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