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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
Clowse MEB, Eudy AM, Revels J
Provider perceptions on the management of lupus during pregnancy: barriers to improved care.
This paper discusses a focus group that was created of women with lupus who either were pregnant or were planning to get pregnant. Outcomes in women with lupus is bad for more than half of pregnancies for the mother or the fetus. The focus group’s objective was to discuss issues about pregnancy planning and management. Problems include ill-timed pregnancies, and medication non-adherence. Communication gaps between the rheumatologist and the obstetrician/gynecologist can result in confusion for the patient with optimal treatment plans.
Citation: Clowse MEB, Eudy AM, Revels J . Provider perceptions on the management of lupus during pregnancy: barriers to improved care. Lupus 2019 Jan;28(1):86-93. doi: 10.1177/0961203318815594..
Keywords: Care Management, Chronic Conditions, Maternal Care, Pregnancy, Provider, Women