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. Nikki Liburd was on shift at the hospital when a woman arrived in labor. The patient’s water broke so Dr. Liburd started induction of labor. The patient shared that she had a substance abuse problem, which was one of the reasons that she hadn’t sought care earlier. The woman’s labor progressed during the night and the patient was getting closer to being ready to deliver towards the end of Dr. Liburd’s shift.
Dr. Liburd signed out her patients to a community obstetrician at the end of her shift, as she works at a part-time OBHG hospitalist program. Meanwhile, the nurses were having communication issues reaching the community OB/GYN who was taking over the shift.
Dr. Liburd remained at the hospital after her shift because she had a scheduled OB simulation training drill. Suddenly, a nurse from the labor room alerted Dr. Liburd, concerned because the patient was pushing but the baby’s heart rate had decreased for more than two minutes. It was an emergency and the community OB/GYN was not there. Dr. Liburd and another OB hospitalist ran into the room.
WATCH her story and learn how our OB hospitalists deliver life-saving obstetric care.
“The value of having an OB hospitalist at your hospital is, number one, to be a safety net for women who either don’t have established care with a provider or have limited care, and they present to the hospital for care,” said Dr. Liburd.
“In addition, through our inpatient role, we are readily available in-house or in the hospital to handle any OB or GYN emergency that presents. We also provide support to our community providers by allowing them to better focus on the outpatient care of their patients, while we take care of the inpatient care for their patients, therefore increasing efficiency for our community providers.
One more important role (of OBHG clinicians) is that we collaborate with hospital leadership, our community providers, nursing, and other medical staff by doing various educational offerings, including simulation drills, nursing education, and also creating departmental policies.”