Better communication may be key to lower healthcare facilities' cesarean-section rates, according to an article on the Becker's Hospital Review website.
According to an op-ed for The New York Times. Many hospitals have tried to lower their C-section rates with only modest results.
Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, Wash has installed a whiteboard in every labor and delivery room The care team writes down:
• Every team member's name
• Patient's birthing preferences
• Status of the patient, baby and labor process
• A time that the whole care team and patient will reconvene
Preliminary results show that using the board has decreased C-section rates.See the latest posts on our homepage