Patient Safety and Teamwork in Perinatal Care: Resources for CliniciansMiller, Lisa A. CNM, JDJournal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing: January/March 2005 - Volume 19 - Issue 1 - p 46–51 Feature Articles Abstract Author Information Abstract Recent data reveal communication issues and organizational culture to be key factors in adverse perinatal outcomes. Hierarchical communication is common in healthcare and can be a significant impediment to safe care. Principles of teamwork employed by other industries, such as aviation and the military, can be appropriately applied to healthcare. This article provides a brief introduction to Crew Resource Management as well as a listing of print, multimedia, and Web resources for clinicians interested in promoting cultural change and effective teamwork. Author Information Perinatal Risk Management and Education Services, Chicago, Ill. Corresponding author: Lisa A. Miller, CNM, JD, Perinatal Risk Management and Education Services, 2014 W Cullom, Chicago, IL 60618 (e-mail: LISACNM@comcast.com). Submitted for publication: November 2, 2004; Accepted for publication: November 23, 2004 © 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.