J Anesth Perioper Med. 2017;4(3):144-147. https://doi.org/10.24015/ebcmed.japm.2017.0025

Multidisciplinary Team Approach is The Key to The Successful Assessment and Management of Complex Obstetric Patients

Jie Luo, and Jie Zhou

From the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

Correspondence to Dr. Jie Zhou at jzhou5@bwh.harvard.edu.

EBCMED ID: ebcmed.japm.2017.0025 DOI: 10.24015/ebcmed.japm.2017.0025


A multidisciplinary teamwork training program using simulation can provide a risk- free environment to practice skills of communication, role clarification, and mutual support, which is becoming more widely accepted. The pre-delivery assessment and plan for management should be discussed and consensus should be reached among the multidisciplinary team, all the contents of which should be documented in the notes clearly for review in order to facilitate the multidisciplinary cross-talk. Anesthesiologists can play a leading role in the actions in the pre-delivery period.

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