Project details

What we are trying to achieve

  • Reduce the number of women having a MOH/LTH
  • Reduce the number of women requiring ICU level 3 care due to PPH
  • To reduce the morbidity associated with PPH in ROI in 3 years:
  • Reduce the number of women requiring ≥ 5 units of red blood cells
  • Achieve a reduction in Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP) Coagulation transfusion
  • Ensure PPH/MOH are discussed at risk management meetings
  • Encourage staff and patient debriefing following a PPH/MOH
  • Reduce the women receiving hysterectomy due to PPH


The process

  • Collate an overview of all the clinical practices related to PPH in all 19 units with a view to examining what is working in some units and to provide an opportunity for shared learning.
  • Collect data on all PPH/MOH cases
  • Move all units to a standard process of measurement of blood loss after delivery
  • Develop a staged approach checklist/standardised proforma for the management of PPH
  • Update national guidelines to include definition update and checklist

National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre

Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 5th Floor, Cork University Maternity Hospital, Wilton, Cork