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With Patient Safety Week 2015 upon us, what more fitting time to note the upcoming deadline for the MOREOB Patient Safety Award.

Open to current MOREOB Program participants, the coveted Patient Safety Award recognizes healthcare teams who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to improving patient safety within their obstetrical unit. Hospitals are encouraged to consider participation in the awards process both as recognition of their quality improvement and patient safety efforts and to assess their progress relative to the achievement of their goals and objectives.

The 2015 MOREOB Patient Safety Award deadline is December 15th 2015.

Salus Global recently announced the release of the 14th Edition of Obstetrical Clinical Content prepared exclusively for their flagship OB safety and performance program MOREOB.

The annual review process was overseen by the Obstetric Content Review committee of the Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SOGC). Among the updates are considerations from the worldwide literature, reader feedback and requests for clarification and new information. This edition features the addition of information on Breastfeeding and Skin-to-Skin consistent with the Baby Friendly Initiative. Additionally a new resource ‘what’s new in this edition’ - will hyperlink users to major updates. 

Canadian patient safety week is on!  From October 26-30st, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute notes ‘Ask.  Listen.  Talk.’

Canadian Patient Safety Week is a national annual campaign that started in 2005 to inspire extraordinary improvement in patient safety and quality. As the momentum for promoting best practices in patient safety has grown, so has the participation in Canadian Patient Safety Week. Canadian Patient Safety week is relevant to anyone who engages with our healthcare system: providers, patients, and citizens. Working together, thousands help spread the message to Ask. Listen. Talk. http://www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca/English/news/cpsw/Pages/default.aspx

Professional training and self‐assessment in obstetric clinical practice appear to be effective in reducing the rate of cesarean sections, thereby improving the health of mothers and their infants as well as bettering the services they receive.

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