Labor and Delivery

AHA Team Training Research and Evidence Base

This is a list of resources for labor and delivery. Return to the main list to explore other topic areas.


Block M., Ehrenworth J. F., et al. (2013). Measuring handoff quality in labor and delivery: Development, validation, and application of the Coordination of Handoff Effectiveness Questionnaire (CHEQ). Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 39(5), 213-20.

Borckardt, J.J., Annan-Coultas, D., Catchpole, K., Wise, H., Mauldin, M., Ragucci, K., Scheurer, D., & Kascak, K. (2020). Preliminary evaluation of the impact of TeamSTEPPSĀ® training on hospital quality indicators. J Interprof Educ Pract 18. 

Clark, S. (2008). Improved outcomes, fewer cesarean deliveries, and reduced litigation: results of a new paradigm in patient safety. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 199(2), 105:e1-7.

Daniels, K. & Auguste, T. (2013). Moving forward in patient safety: Multidisciplinary team training. Seminars in Perinatology 37(3), 146-50.

Daniels, K., Lipman, S., Harney, K., Arafeh, J., & Druzin, M. (2008). Use of simulation based team training for obstetric crises in resident education. Simulation in Healthcare 3(3), 154-60.

Gardner, R., Walzer, T. B., Simon, R., Raemer, D. B. (2008). Obstetric simulation as a risk control strategy: course design and evaluation. Simulation in Healthcare 3(2), 119-27.

Grunebaum A., Chervenak F., Skupski D. (2011). Effect of a comprehensive obstetric patient safety program on compensation payments and sentinel events. American Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology 204(2), 97-105.

Haller, G., Garnerin P., Morales M. A., et al. (2008). Effect of crew resource management training in a multidisciplinary obstetrical setting. International Journal of Quality Health Care 20(4), 254-63.

Mann, S., et al. (2006). Assessing quality obstetrical care: development of standardized measures. Joint Commission Journal on Quality Patient 32, 497-505.

Mann, S., & Pratt, S. D. (2008). Team approach to care in labor and delivery. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology 51(4), 666-79.

Maxfield, D. G., Lyndon, A., Kennedy, H. P., O'Keeffe, D. F. & Zlatnik, M. G. (2013). Confronting safety gaps across labor and delivery teams. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 209(5), 402-408.e3.

Morgan, P., Pittini, R., Regehr, G., Marrs, C., & Haley, M. (2007). Evaluating teamwork in a simulated obstetric environment. Anesthesiology 106(5), 907-15.

Nielsen, P. E., Goldman M. B., Mann S., et al. (2007). Effects of teamwork training on adverse outcomes and process of care in labor and delivery: a randomized controlled trial. Obstetrics and Gynecology 109(1), 48-55.

Pettker, C. M., Thung, S. F., Norwitz, E.R., et al. (2009). Impact of a comprehensive patient safety strategy on obstetric adverse events. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 200(5), 492.e1-8.

Pratt, S., Mann, S., Salisbury, M., et al. (2007). John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. Impact of CRM-based training on obstetric outcomes and clinicians; patient safety attitudes. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 33(12), 720-5.

Riley, W., David S., Miller, K., et al. (2011). Didactic and simulation nontechnical skills team training to improve perinatal patient outcomes in a community hospital. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 37(8), 357-64.

Simpson, K. R., James, D. C., & Knox, G. E. (2006). Nurse-physician communication during labor and birth: implications for patient safety. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neonatal Nursing 35(4), 547-56.

Thomas, E. J., Sexton, J. B., & Helmreich, R. L. (2004). Translating teamwork behaviours from aviation to healthcare: Development of behavioural markers for neonatal resuscitation. Quality & Safety in Health Care 13(Suppl 1), i57-64.

Veltman, L. L. (2007). Disruptive behavior in obstetrics: a hidden threat to patient safety. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 196(6), 587 e1-4.