Check the Blood Pressure!: An Educational Tool for Anesthesiology Trainees Converting Epidural Labor Analgesia to Cesarean Delivery Anesthesia.
Recognition and treatment of maternal hypotension during epidural anesthesia administration for intrapartum cesarean delivery preserves maternal-fetal perfusion. A case that required quality assurance review uncovered lapses in maternal hemodynamic monitoring during the transition to intrapartum cesarean delivery anesthesia. To address this, a practice outline was designed for trainee's education describing intrapartum epidural dosing for cesarean delivery and adequate blood pressure monitoring. The time-lapse between epidural dosing and subsequent blood pressure was evaluated before and after the introduction of our educational tool. The time-lapse between blood pressure measures decreased to <10 minutes (10.78-13.92 vs 8.8-9.76 minutes).
Zheng, X; Siddiqui, Z; Anderson, N; Chen, C-M; Chatterji, M; Smiley, R; Landau, R; Meng, M-L
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