Category: Anesthesiology

Anesthesiologists

Care of the Obstetric Patient: Mitigating Risk

Maternal morbidity and mortality have been increasing over the last several decades, and anesthesiologists need to be engaged in working with their obstetric colleagues in mitigating risk. In addition, there are wide disparities in complications when stratified by race and ethnicity. Most of us trained in obstetric anesthesia care during our residency and may not be aware of these trends or our ability to intervene. In this issue of Anesthesiology Clinics, the editors have assembled a series of articles that highlight the anesthesiologist’s role in addressing peripartum complications and high-risk individuals.

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