Transitions of maternity care occur between providers and between settings based upon the woman’s needs and preferences. Effective care transitions enhance client safety, quality of care, and health outcomes. A shared communication framework, common goals and content focus are essential to effective care transitions. This module provides a review of the key principles of team-based care in the context of care transitions between providers and/or among maternity care settings and describes best practices for transitions of care.


  • Identify key principles of team based health care
  • Apply best practices in care transitions
  • Integrate concepts of situational awareness, monitoring and leadership to clinical scenarios

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