postpartum

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…
critically ill obstetric patients

Critically ill obstetric patients

ALTHOUGH evidence-based nursing guidelines exist to direct the care of acute and chronic conditions in obstetric (OB) patients while they’re in OB settings, few if any such guidelines…

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…

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