Postpartum hemorrhage can provoke complications, including fatal outcomes for birth givers. In NYC, hospital workers seem to need a better supply of necessary resources and protocols for this condition. Moreover, people who use the hospital service for giving birth may also benefit from the awareness of all the risks because they can try to influence the decision and draw attention to the problem. Therefore, the current paper presents the project discussing maternal postpartum hemorrhage in NYC and suggests the necessary steps to achieve the goals.
A successful project is likely to include Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timed (SMART) aims. In other words, the project plan should contain concrete actions to achieve the goals, and the outcomes of these actions should be measurable. The steps in the plan should be possible to implement in given conditions. Thus, the first step should be the development of the plan with SMART goals. Then, the specialization of each team member can be taken into account to assign specific tasks to them. After that, the team would perform the plan discussing major milestones and adjusting the plan according to new circumstances.
The current project suggests an extensive discussion of maternal postpartum hemorrhage in NYC hospitals. It was shown that medical centers in the US need special protocols for postpartum hemorrhage cases (Merriam et al., 2018). At the moment, not all hospitals have the necessary supplement and not all patients know about the risk of postpartum hemorrhage. The first step may be listing and reviewing all the hospitals in NY. After that, a program of postpartum hemorrhage courses may be developed and offered to hospitals. The project representative would reach hospital managers and arrange the project implementation.
The facility will process the proposal and announce the decision shortly. The project will likely be approved because it does not involve any potentially harmful intervention. Furthermore, only the hospitals in NYC will be considered because this area is the easiest to reach for the research team. The project is aimed at hospital staff and patients, but it will not specifically address people who are not connected to hospitals and those who prefer home birth.
The intervention will probably lead to a higher awareness of the problem of postpartum hemorrhage in NY. The doctors and patients will realize the risks and will undertake the actions to prevent the unfavorable outcome. Moreover, the patients will show concern about the issue, and it will also signalize to doctors that this problem should not be ignored. Therefore, hospitals will be more likely to take action.
There are some preparations to consider before starting the program implementation. It will probably be reasonable to assign each hospital to a project participant so that the contacts between the team and hospitals are constant. Another logical step will be to conduct literature research on possible troubles and to develop a specific sequence of actions to overcome the difficulties. Moreover, the team should think about how they will collect feedback on their work.
To conclude, an educated approach to the discussion of postpartum hemorrhage within hospitals in need in NYC. The current project described the plan of intervention in hospitals, which introduces the problem to both doctors and patients. The project team followed the SMART principles of planning and outlined the major tasks along with considering possible prevention and overcoming of possible difficulties. Overall, this project has the potential to improve the level of healthcare.
Merriam, A. A., Wright, J. D., Siddiq, Z., D’Alton, M. E., Friedman, A. M., Ananth, C. V, & Bateman, B. T. (2018). Risk for postpartum hemorrhage, transfusion, and hemorrhage-related morbidity at low, moderate, and high volume hospitals. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 31(8), 1025–1034.