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Severe Maternal Morbidity and Maternal Mortality: What Can be Learned From Reviewing Near Miss and Adverse Events?

Simpson, Kathleen Rice, PhD, RNC, CNS-BC, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: July/August 2018 - Volume 43 - Issue 4 - p 240
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000446
ONGOING COLUMNS: Perinatal Patient Safety

Severe maternal morbidity and maternal mortality cases require thorough review by an interdisciplinary quality committee. Lessons learned can be used to enhance care and develop strategies for prevention of these types of adverse events.

Kathleen Rice Simpson is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist in St. Louis, MO, and the Editor-in-Chief of MCN. Dr. Simpson can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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