FBC Implements New Process
The Family Birth Center at Boone County Hospital is participating in a new, national labor and delivery care model they have been working on for the past year and have it fully implemented.
The model known as “TeamBirth” prioritizes check-ins with all members of a patient’s care team as well as family members to ensure seamless communication about birth preferences and patient status. Promoting teamwork and communication not only supports shared decision-making, but also provides an opportunity to promote patient dignity in care.
TeamBirth integrates two core principles into clinical practice:
Simplicity: Clarifying options and decision making processes to make the right choice the easiest choice
Teamwork: Elevating all members of the team, including the birthing person and their support person, with the goal of promoting psychological safety.
The initiative was developed by Ariadne Labs, a joint health center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston. Early quality data has suggested a positive impact on patient safety and satisfaction including a reduction in cesarean sections.
Pictured, left to right: Kaci Mahannah, Christine Vanderleest, Dr. Hay