Stanford OB Disaster Planning Toolkit

A Stanford Health Care multidisciplinary committee, consisting of obstetricians, obstetrical anesthesiologist, labor and delivery and postpartum nurses, created and tested in a simulated setting, a compilation of tools that can be employed in the event of a hospital disaster. These tools are now available to the general obstetric community via the Stanford OB Disaster Planning Toolkit website is to provide a source for the entire obstetrical community in need of disaster tools.

At the present time the toolkit addresses evacuation of L&D and antepartum units and includes shelter in place plans for actively laboring patients. Future plans are to complete a similar toolkit for evacuation of postpartum patients and surge protocols.