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QUALITY CARE ASSESSMENT AND ASSURANCE

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  • Tanya Lane Bodo MN, ARNP

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    • Tanya Bodo is an Adult-Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and holds a Masters Degree in Nursing with a Maternal—Infant Health specialization. She is a tenured Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Nursing but is currently on an educational leave of absence while pursuing nurse-midwifery studies at the University.


Assistant Professor, University of Florida, College of Nursing, Box J-197 JHMHC, Gainesville, FL 32610.

ABSTRACT

From its beginnings in 1955, the American College of Nurse-Midwives has supported the concept of Quality Care Assessment and Assurance (QCAA) and charged its members with responsibility to involve themselves in such activities within their practice. Six tools are reviewed that represent a sound basis for the development of QCAA programs within nurse-midwifery practice, the ultimate goal being the provision of optimal health care to women and the childbearing family.

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