Placenta accreta spectrum care infrastructure: an evidence-based review of needed resources supporting placenta accreta spectrum care

Pan-American Society for Placenta Accreta Spectrum

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Abstract

The incidence of placenta accreta spectrum, the deeply adherent placenta with associated increased risk of maternal morbidity and mortality, has seen a significant rise in recent years. Therefore, there has been a rise in clinical and research focus on this complex diagnosis. There is international consensus that a multidisciplinary coordinated approach optimizes outcomes. The composition of the team will vary from center to center; however, central themes of complex surgical experts, specialists in prenatal diagnosis, critical care specialists, neonatology specialists, obstetrics anesthesiology specialists, blood bank specialists, and dedicated mental health experts are universal throughout. Regionalization of care is a growing trend for complex medical needs, but the location of care alone is just a starting point. The goal of this article is to provide an evidence-based framework for the crucial infrastructure needed to address the unique antepartum, delivery, and postpartum needs of the patient with placenta accreta spectrum. Rather than a clinical checklist, we describe the personnel, clinical unit characteristics, and breadth of contributing clinical roles that make up a team. Screening protocols, diagnostic imaging, surgical and potential need for critical care, and trauma-informed interaction are the basis for comprehensive care. The vision from the author group is that this publication provides a semblance of infrastructure standardization as a means to ensure proper preparation and readiness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101229
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology MFM
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2024

Keywords

  • morbidly adherent placenta
  • multidisciplinary team
  • obstetrical anesthesia
  • obstetrical critical care
  • placenta accreta
  • placenta increta
  • placenta percreta

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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