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.

Together with Dr. Henry Lerner, 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.

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 engaging case-based offerings that focus on high-risk areas in Obstetrics, and offer risk mitigation strategies to reduce claims. TSG’s extensive online activities include:

  • Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Placental Pathology
  • Pitfalls & Liability Risks in Labor & Prenatal Care
  • Appendicitis in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Cognitive Errors in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Gestational Hypertension & Preeclampsia
  • Medical Assault & Battery in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Neonatal Asphyxia
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary Embolism in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Sepsis in Obstetrics & Gynecology

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 was a particularly valuable activity and reminded/reinforced very basic but crucial interpersonal skills. I was also intrigued by the evidence correlating patient satis­faction with malpractice activity.”

Dr. Patrick Snowman,Hilton Head Medical Center

I find the Sullivan Group modules to be informative and easy to incorporate into our practice in the ER. They are thought-provoking and of great value to my work.

Bev Palma,Washington HealthCare Systems