Obstetric Anesthesia: Leading the Way in Patient Safety

David Birnbach, Brian T. Bateman

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Abstract

The subspecialty of obstetric anesthesiology has embraced patient safety research, which has led to a reduction in obstetric anesthesia-related morbidity and mortality. Although there are innumerable individual improvements, this article highlights the following innovations: safer and more effective labor analgesia, safer treatments for hypotension associated with neuraxial blockade, advances in spinal and epidural techniques for operative deliveries, lower incidence of postdural puncture headache through improved technology, safer parental agents for labor analgesia, improved safety of general anesthesia in obstetrics, improved education and the use of simulation including team training, and reductions in operating room–related infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-337
Number of pages9
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019

Fingerprint

Obstetrical Anesthesia
Patient Safety
Analgesia
Obstetrics
Post-Dural Puncture Headache
Anesthesiology
Hypotension
General Anesthesia
Technology
Morbidity
Safety
Education
Mortality
Incidence
Infection
Research

Keywords

  • Epidural analgesia
  • Neuraxial blockade
  • Obstetric anesthesia
  • Patient safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Cite this

Obstetric Anesthesia : Leading the Way in Patient Safety. / Birnbach, David; Bateman, Brian T.

In: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America, Vol. 46, No. 2, 01.06.2019, p. 329-337.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

@article{83939247823745369af9c04ff237bed3,
title = "Obstetric Anesthesia: Leading the Way in Patient Safety",
abstract = "The subspecialty of obstetric anesthesiology has embraced patient safety research, which has led to a reduction in obstetric anesthesia-related morbidity and mortality. Although there are innumerable individual improvements, this article highlights the following innovations: safer and more effective labor analgesia, safer treatments for hypotension associated with neuraxial blockade, advances in spinal and epidural techniques for operative deliveries, lower incidence of postdural puncture headache through improved technology, safer parental agents for labor analgesia, improved safety of general anesthesia in obstetrics, improved education and the use of simulation including team training, and reductions in operating room–related infections.",
keywords = "Epidural analgesia, Neuraxial blockade, Obstetric anesthesia, Patient safety",
author = "David Birnbach and Bateman, {Brian T.}",
year = "2019",
month = "6",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.ogc.2019.01.015",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "46",
pages = "329--337",
journal = "Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America",
issn = "0889-8545",
publisher = "W.B. Saunders Ltd",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Obstetric Anesthesia

T2 - Leading the Way in Patient Safety

AU - Birnbach, David

AU - Bateman, Brian T.

PY - 2019/6/1

Y1 - 2019/6/1

N2 - The subspecialty of obstetric anesthesiology has embraced patient safety research, which has led to a reduction in obstetric anesthesia-related morbidity and mortality. Although there are innumerable individual improvements, this article highlights the following innovations: safer and more effective labor analgesia, safer treatments for hypotension associated with neuraxial blockade, advances in spinal and epidural techniques for operative deliveries, lower incidence of postdural puncture headache through improved technology, safer parental agents for labor analgesia, improved safety of general anesthesia in obstetrics, improved education and the use of simulation including team training, and reductions in operating room–related infections.

AB - The subspecialty of obstetric anesthesiology has embraced patient safety research, which has led to a reduction in obstetric anesthesia-related morbidity and mortality. Although there are innumerable individual improvements, this article highlights the following innovations: safer and more effective labor analgesia, safer treatments for hypotension associated with neuraxial blockade, advances in spinal and epidural techniques for operative deliveries, lower incidence of postdural puncture headache through improved technology, safer parental agents for labor analgesia, improved safety of general anesthesia in obstetrics, improved education and the use of simulation including team training, and reductions in operating room–related infections.

KW - Epidural analgesia

KW - Neuraxial blockade

KW - Obstetric anesthesia

KW - Patient safety

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85064952655&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85064952655&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.ogc.2019.01.015

DO - 10.1016/j.ogc.2019.01.015

M3 - Review article

C2 - 31056134

AN - SCOPUS:85064952655

VL - 46

SP - 329

EP - 337

JO - Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America

JF - Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America

SN - 0889-8545

IS - 2

ER -