Using Evidence-Based Practice to Improve Interprofessional Communication During Emergent Birth Center Transfers
The purpose of this project was to implement an emergent birth center transfer communication tool and mock drill exercises to improve communication and collaboration among birth center Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs), local emergency medical services (EMS), and receiving hospital staff during emergent perinatal birth center transfers. The objectives of this project were to:
- Improve interprofessional communication and collaboration.
- Consistently transport emergent transfer patients to MCM, a level II facility where CNMs have admitting privileges.
- Consistently use emergent birth center transfer form for each patient admission and transport.
- Increase paramedic knowledge of perinatal emergencies and midwifery scope of practice.