- Downloadable PDF of the bundle
- Complete resource listing
- Supplemental resource listing
- Safety Action Series presentation
- Supporting Commentary and Other News
Every Clinical Care Setting
- Identify mental health screening tools to be made available in every clinical setting (outpatient OB clinics and inpatient facilities).
- Establish a response protocol and identify screening tools for use based on local resources.
- Educate clinicians and office staff on use of the identified screening tools and response protocol.
- Identify an individual who is responsible for driving adoption of the identified screening tools and response protocol.
- Clinical Report – Incorporating Recognition and Management of Perinatal and Postpartum Depression Into Pediatric Practice (AAFP)
- Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale via Perinatal Depression Screening: Tools for Obstetrician Gynecologists
- Perinatal Depression Screening: Tools for Obstetrician Gynecologists (ACOG District II) (ACOG Members Only)
- PRIME-MD Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) Video Demonstration (IMPACT)
- PRIME-MD Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) with instructions via STABLE National Coordinating Council Resource Toolkit
- Support and Training to Enhance Primary Care for Postpartum Depression (STEP-PPD)
- Validity and utility of the PRIME-MD Patient Health Questionnaire in assessment of 3000 obstetric-gynecologic patients: The PRIME-MD Patient Health Questionnaire Obstetrics-Gynecology Study
- Obtain individual and family mental health history (including past and current medications) at intake, with review and update as needed.
- Conduct validated mental health screening during appropriately timed patient encounters, to include both during pregnancy and in the postpartum period.
- Provide appropriately timed perinatal depression and anxiety awareness education to women and family members or other support persons.
- Initiate a stage-based response protocol for a positive mental health screen.
- Activate an emergency referral protocol for women with suicidal/homicidal ideation or psychosis.
- Provide appropriate and timely support for women, as well as family members and staff, as needed.
- Obtain follow-up from mental health providers on women referred for treatment. This should include the necessary release of information forms.
- Local Resources (Postpartum Progress)
- Local Treatment Resources (Postpartum Support International)
- Patient, Family, and Staff Support after a Severe Maternal Event Patient Safety Bundle (Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care)
- Proposed Screening Algorithm
- Warmline (Postpartum Support International)
Every Clinical Care Setting
- Establish a non-judgmental culture of safety through multidisciplinary mental health rounds.
- Perform a multidisciplinary review of adverse mental health outcomes.
- Establish local standards for recognition and response in order to measure compliance, understand individual performance, and track outcomes.
- Develop a Culture of Safety (Institute for Healthcare Improvement)
- Essential Elements of Effective Integrated Primary Care and Behavioral Health Teams (SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions)
- HEDIS Depression Measures Specified for Electronic Clinical Data.
- Multidisciplinary Rounds (Institute for Healthcare Improvement)
- U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Depression in Adults: Screening (USPSTF)
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