Tuesday, October 3, 2017

4 Ds of increased obstetric mortality

Q; What are the 4 Delays (also called 4 Ds) of increased obstetric mortality?

  • Delay in decision
  • Delay in transferring
  • Delay in arranging (medical help)
  • Delay in initiation (emergency treatment including IV Oxytocin, uterine massage and others)*

* Click here to see Obstetric Hemorrhage Checklist from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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