What is an Obstetric Emergency Department?
An Obstetric Emergency Department (OBED) provides timely and efficient emergency care to pregnant patients presenting with unscheduled medical needs.
While the OBED functions as an extension of a hospital’s main emergency department, it is staffed with experienced OB/GYNs and CNMs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These clinicians, called OB hospitalists, are specialists in obstetrics medicine and practice inside the hospital.
Located in a dedicated space separate from the labor and delivery unit, the OBED treats women presenting to the hospital with pregnancy and...
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