Every day, OBHG clinicians deliver life-saving care. Their around-the-clock presence ensures that all obstetrical patients receive immediate, unbiased care. Here’s just one example of an OBHG clinician delivering life-saving care. (Read the summary below and watch the video for an account of the full story):
OBHG clinician Dr. Armida Moreno was on shift when a nurse on the floor called her. A patient that required a C-section a few hours earlier and was still bleeding, and the nurse was concerned about her vital signs and blood loss. The patient’s private physician was en route, about 20 minutes out.
After a quick review of the patient’s symptoms, Dr. Moreno called for blood to be delivered and implemented an obstetric hemorrhage protocol.
“This case made such an impact (on me) because it really brought to light why it’s so important to have an in-house OB/GYN. In our case, as OB/GYN hospitalists, we’re specially trained specifically for obstetric emergencies,” said Dr. Moreno.
“I was a community physician for years before this and you might, in your private practice, have a couple of hemorrhages in a year. But when you’re a hospitalist, covering a large group of physicians servicing that facility, it’s routine on any given shift to be called to the bedside on hemorrhages or any obstetric emergency, whether it’s your patients and when you’re covering or not. In this case, you had a (private) doctor that was appropriately responding, appropriately giving orders, and was going to be arriving at an acceptable time for someone coming off-site. Yet it wasn’t fast enough.
The patient was losing consciousness way before the doctor was going to make it into the hospital. Because she needed blood immediately, to have someone in-house with that level of training as an obstetric physician who could see what’s needed and then coordinate it and apply interventions quickly is very, very valuable, and it was lifesaving. If she had had a delay in receiving those services, there’s no question the outcome would not have been as good.”
WATCH her story and learn how our OB hospitalists deliver life-saving obstetric care.