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Cesarean birth reduction: EBP in action

Cesarean births (or cesarean deliveries) are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, as well as longer hospital stays and higher costs. Women experiencing their first pregnancy have a…

Perinatal bereavement

Whether a baby dies from miscarriage, stillbirth, or after birth, families experience grief. How medical professionals respond during this vulnerable time will affect families for the rest of…

Postpartum hemorrhage

Freya Jenkins*, a 22-year-old woman, delivers 32 week gestation triplets via cesarean birth. In the operating room, she experienced quantitative blood loss of 1,050 mL. Ms. Jenkins had…

Seasonal flu: 2023-24

In June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adopted the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ influenza vaccination recommendations for the 2023–2024 flu season This content is…

Wernicke’s encephalopathy

Amber White*, a 35-year-old woman who’s 21 weeks pregnant, arrives in the ED with an altered level of consciousness, blurred vision, weakness, and ataxia. The nurse notes slurred…

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