Obstetrical emergencies require the rapid formation of a team with clear communication, strong leadership, and appropriate decision-making to ensure a positive patient outcome. Obstetric teams can improve their emergency response capability and efficiency through team and simulation training. Postpartum hemorrhage is an ideal model for team and simulation training, as postpartum hemorrhage requires a multidisciplinary team with the capability to produce a protocol-driven, rapid response. This article provides an overview of team and simulation training and focuses on applications within obstetrics, particularly preparation for postpartum hemorrhage.
*Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
†Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
Correspondence: Erin A. S. Clark, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Suite 2B200, 30 North 1900 East, Salt Lake City, UT. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org