Sentinel Event Alert 44: Preventing Maternal Death

This Sentinel Event Alert has been retired as of September 2016. Current guidance is provided in the following resources:

  • Severe maternal morbidity: screening and review. Obstetric Care Consensus No. 5. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstetrics & Gynecology. 128(3):670-671.
  • Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Healthcare website

Note: Retired Alerts are not available for any purpose, including for educational, research or legal purposes. Questions should be directed to The Joint Commission’s Legal Department at 630-792-5671.