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Simpson KR, Lyndon A, Spetz J
Adherence to the AWHONN staffing guidelines as perceived by labor nurses.
Labor and delivery nurses were surveyed to determine if their units adhere to Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) staffing guidelines. Labor nurses in selected hospitals in California, Michigan and New Jersey were invited via email to participate in the study. Their nurse leaders facilitated the invitations. A total of 615 labor nurses from 67 hospitals participated. Most nurses did report that staffing guidelines were adhered to. The hospitals with smaller annual birth volumes (500-999 range) were significantly more like to be perceived as compliant than hospitals with 2,500 or more annual births.
Citation: Simpson KR, Lyndon A, Spetz J . Adherence to the AWHONN staffing guidelines as perceived by labor nurses. Nurs Womens Health 2019 Jun;23(3):217-23. doi: 10.1016/j.nwh.2019.03.003..
Keywords: Care Management, Guidelines, Labor and Delivery, Maternal Care, Patient Safety, Pregnancy, Provider, Provider: Nurse, Women