Obstetric Hemorrhage

The objective of this project is to decrease the rate of severe maternal  morbidity attributable to obstetric hemorrhage in Virginia. The working group will utilize the AIM safety bundle to improve hospital practice by addressing needs, providing expertise to adapt the bundle, and ensuring optimal practice. Data to be collected includes the incidence of postpartum hemorrhage, usage of transfusion, and incidence of severe maternal morbidity.

Co-Chairs

Chris Chisholm, M.D. | OB/GYN at UVA     

Dr. Christian Chisholm is an Associate Professor of Ob/Gyn and Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Medical Director of Obstetrics at the UVA Health System. He is immediate past chair of the Virginia section of ACOG and currently serves as ACOG District IV Scientific Program Chair. He serves as co-lead for AIM (The Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health) for Virginia and is presently actively working on implementation of the AIM Obstetric Hemorrhage Patient Safety Bundle.

Laura Carlstrom, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, RN3 | Labor and Delivery Clinical Care Leader

Laura Carlstrom has 19 years of experience as a Labor and Delivery nurse. She is currently the Clinical Care Leader for Labor and Delivery at St. Mary’s Hospital. Laura is NCC certified in Inpatient Obstetrics and Electronic Fetal Monitoring and received her BSN from VCU.