Given the vast complexities and sensitive nature of high risk obstetrics, it should be no surprise that malpractice litigation in this specialty ranks highest in average indemnity paid according to a recent industry information. It is common for healthcare providers to implement proactive patient safety initiatives as a way to prevent the adverse events that can often lead to significant financial losses. Unfortunately, often times the positive impact of these initiatives are short lived.

Partnering with industry leaders Dr. Henry Lerner and Dr. David Miller, The Sullivan Group built a comprehensive and sustainable patient safety solution for Obstetrics. The RSQ® Solutions - Obstetrics Program provides healthcare organizations with a system solution to improve clinical performance, increase patient safety, and reduce malpractice litigation. The program targets positive change in clinical practice to reduce obstetrical adverse events, including the top three allegations cited in malpractice litigation:

Unlike other vendor programs, RSQ® Solutions - Obstetrics Program offers a comprehensive approach to loss prevention that is based on a proven cycle of continuous quality improvement:

  • RSQ® Education - High Risk Obstetrics Series
  • RSQ® Simulation Training
  • RSQ® Assessment - Obstetrics

Each component of our RSQ® Cycle brings physicians and nurses together and focuses on the most critical, high-risk issues in obstetrics.

RSQ® Online Education - High Risk Obstetrics Series

TSG’s RSQ® e-Learning library contains case-based offerings that focus on high-risk areas in Obstetrics, and offer risk mitigation strategies to reduce claims. While extensive, the library concentrates on two key clinical areas:

  • Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring & Management of Labor
  • Shoulder Dystocia

Completed by thousands of learners, these courses are consistently rated for excellence:

  • Overall Satisfaction: 97%
  • Accomplished Goal: 93%
  • Will Recommend to Colleagues: 95%
  • Well-organized Content: 98%
  • Supported by Evidence: 99%
  • Relevant to Clinical Practice: 99%

View the full RSQ® Solutions - Obstetrics Education course list.

RSQ® Simulation Training

RSQ® Simulation Training introduces and reinforces the vital elements of clinical competence and team communication that are essential to enable your physicians and nurses to perform with a high level of success during an obstetrical emergency.

Simulation scenarios include:

  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Maternal Collapse
  • Preeclampsia/Eclampsia Seizure

Prior to hosting their event, clients will receive the following elements of the training program.

  • Access to the online Simulation Primer Course
  • Access to the online Simulation Scripts
  • Access to the online ChecklistOB™ Protocols

RSQ® AssessmentObstetrics

Perhaps the most powerful aspect of the RSQ® Solutions - Obstetrics Program is our analytic tool designed to measure the clinical risk profile of a particular Labor and Delivery unit. The RSQ® Assessment - Obstetrics has the capacity to drill down to the indi­vidual practitioner, allowing clinical leadership to easily identify variability in practice amongst their providers.

Read more about how HCA used the RSQ® Assessment Obstetrics to measure compliance with standards of care and to inform process improvement.


What our clients are saying

“This course provided very effective adult learning via clear/understandable objectives, multiple choice exams and visual aids (outstanding/real clinical re-enactments)!”

Roland Francia,Hackensack UMC

As I complete each module, I am struck by both the scope and information that these modules encompass. My practice and triage considerations have been significantly impacted by this educational offering

Carol Howson,Spohn Hospital Beeville