Assessment of Nurse – Midwives Practices concerning perinatal care throughout stages of labor
Kerbala Journal of Medicine,
2009, Volume 2, Issue 5, Pages 576-588
AbstractObjective: To assess the Nurse – Midwives practices concerning the management during stages of labor. To find out the association between the Nurse – Midwives practices and certain variables. Methodology: A questionnaire was prepared for the purpose of this study which was consisted of (2) parts, including: sociodemograghic characteristic concerning Nurse – Midwives, second part consists of (60) items show practices of Nurse – Midwives throughout 1st, 2nd, and 3rd stage of labor. The sample of the study consisted of (75) Nurse – Midwives who they working at delivery room in Baghdad hospitals. A suitable statistically means were used to analyze the findings of the study. Results: The results revealed that there was statistical significant between nurse – midwives practices concerning first stage of labor and working shifts & birth / average, and significant between nurse – midwives practices concerning second stage of labor and educational level, birth / average, and significant between nurse – midwives practices concerning third stage of labor and age of nurse – midwives. Recommendation: The investigators recommend that installing inservice educational program for Nurse – Midwives to upgrade the techniques necessary to assess, evaluate and improve the quality of care rendered to laboring women, and conduct training course for the Nurse – Midwives periodicly in order to change their malpractices to good practices. Keyword: Assessment of Nurse- Midwives practices perinatal care.
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