Obstetric Hemorrhage

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. 


Chris Chisholm, M.D.

Chris Chisholm, M.D.

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.


Hemorrhage Cart Par and Checklist
Risk Assessment Actions
Risk Assessment Questionnaire
Emergency Team Debriefing Form

Obstetric Hemorrhage Patient Safety Bundle

AIM Obstetric Hemorrhage Patient Safety Bundle Baseline Survey
AIM Onboarding Checklist for Hospitals | Next Steps 
Obstetric-Hemorrhage-Bundle | Data Collection Handout | Structure Measures | Process Measures
Hemorrhage Cart Recommended Instruments Checklist | Hemorrhage Risk Assessment Checklist
OB Hemorrhage Event Debrief Tool | Hemorrhage Cart Par and Checklist
Prevention and Management of Obstetric Hemorrhage  | Event Debriefing – The Womens Place 

Contact us to learn more about the AIM Obstetric Hemorrhage Bundle.

Obstetric Hemorrhage Webinar

Obstetric Hemorrhage Slide Deck | Youtube Link
2017 Webinar Slide Deck from AIM, a Survivor of Postpartum Hemorrhage 
Quantifying Hemorrhage, AWHONN Video (Basics)
AIM Bundle 
Resource List