Interprofessional in purpose, format, and implementation, the MOREOB Program emphasizes that patient safety is everyone’s responsibility, all of the time.
With this approach, the MOREOB Program recognizes that a hospital’s obstetrical unit shares many of the characteristics that define High Reliability Organizations (HROs). HROs are complex, intensely interactive and technical environments in which a variety of professional disciplines with diverse roles and responsibilities work together.
With over a decade of experience, we have demonstrated that the following HRO principles can be successfully adopted within the culture of obstetrical units:
Adhering to these phases helps us successfully apply the HRO principles in practice.
We can apply a similar approach to communication and teamwork that we bring to OB to adjacent maternal/infant care departments and even other hospital units such as emergency, ICU, cardiology, and other risk management areas.