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Updated ACOG guidelines on hospital disaster preparedness for obstetricians

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eMediNexus    22 November 2017

In an updated Committee Opinion published November 21 2017 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ACOG has said that planning and collaboration are essential when disaster happens. ACOG recommends hospitals develop specific strategies for managing issues that are likely to arise during an emergency like stabilizing and transporting obstetric patients managing surge capacity limited resources power outages sheltering in place and incorporating regional facilities that do not provide maternity services.

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