Using Military Simulation to Improve Rural Obstetric Safety

Jeanne-Marie Guise, M.D., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland AHRQ Grant No. HS015800-01


This project brings together simulation technology and team performance training to improve obstetric care and promote safety for women and children, particularly in rural communities. Project leaders developed and tested a standardized curriculum for simulated obstetric emergency response drills and safety. The project toolkit includes:

  • The standardized curriculum that consists of simulations and team debriefings.
  • Team training modules.
  • Two clinical didactics specific to obstetric emergencies.
  • A labor and delivery safety attitudes survey.
  • A complete electronic obstetric charting tool.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurses, quality and safety professionals, medical simulation experts.

Health Care Setting

Obstetric units.

Toolkit Web Site

Press Releases

AHRQ Awards More Than $8 Million To Further Implementation of Evidence-Based Patient Safety Findings
June 8, 2005

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Current as of October 2004
Internet Citation: Using Military Simulation to Improve Rural Obstetric Safety. October 2004. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.