OB hospitalists – the maternal safety champions of labor and delivery

OB hospitalists play a vital role in managing obstetric emergencies, evaluating patients in the obstetric emergency department (OBED), covering labor and delivery, seeing unassigned obstetrical patients and backing up community providers. Especially in recent years, we’ve seen OB hospitalists’ scope of practice expand even further to include a greater focus on safety.

With growing pressures on hospitals to address maternal mortality and implement standard labor and delivery protocols, OB hospitalists are evolving to become the maternal safety champions of the entire labor and delivery unit....

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