A survey of current practices in the care of high risk obstetric patients

dc.contributor.authorDorman, Karen F.
dc.contributor.committeeChairThrockmorton, Terry
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-26T02:19:08Z
dc.date.available2021-01-26T02:19:08Z
dc.date.issued1990-05
dc.description.abstractThis descriptive, nonexperimental study was conducted to determine in what units are critically-ill obstetric patients cared for, who is providing that care, how nurses are prepared and if a difference exists between labor and delivery units with and without a formal OBICU. A questionnaire was mailed to 338 labor and delivery nurse managers in hospitals with over 3,000 deliveries/year or an affiliation with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Chi square was used to determine differences between groups and a t-test to compare frequencies. The results indicated that high risk patients were managed in the labor and delivery units regardless of having an OBICU or not, however the therapy was more intense in the units with a formal OBICU. Hospitals affiliated with medical schools were more likely to have an OBICU and the length of stay in the units was less in units with an OBICU. There were few units which prepared the nurses to work with these patients and invasive modes of therapy.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/12648
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectNursingen_US
dc.subjectDelivery and labor patients
dc.subjectDelivery nurse manager
dc.titleA survey of current practices in the care of high risk obstetric patientsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Nursingen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMasteren_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US

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