Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health (AIM) is a national maternal safety and quality improvement initiative. As part of the PQC-VT, Vermont joined AIM in 2020 with the goal of implementing safety bundles in all our birthing hospitals in an effort to improve care, prevent complications during pregnancy, and in turn reduce the occurrence of severe maternal morbidity in pregnant Vermonters.
Vermont joined the Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health (AIM), a national maternal safety and quality improvement initiative, in 2020. AIM’s goal is to implement maternal safety bundles in hospitals to improve care, prevent complications during labor and delivery, and reduce severe maternal morbidity.
Since joining, Vermont has implemented two safety bundles with 100% of the birthing hospitals in the state. Our first bundle (launched 20202) was focused on reducing Obstetric Hemorrhage and the second bundle (launched fall 2022) is focused on reducing Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy.
Vermont chose to start with these two bundles due to state severe maternal morbidity data available at the time we joined. Postpartum Hemorrhage and Hypertension were the top two leading causes of morbidity in the state.