Dayle Peck received her BSN degree from the University of Florida (1969) and studied nurse-midwifery at Columbia University (MSN, 1979). She has been in practice at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Women's Hospital Center since 1982. The CNM service at Jackson is currently responsible for the obstetric triage area.
Preterm Labor in the Triage Setting
Version of Record online: 30 DEC 2010
1999 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 44, Issue 5, pages 449–457, September-October 1999
How to Cite
Peck, D. and Griffis, N. (1999), Preterm Labor in the Triage Setting. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 44: 449–457. doi: 10.1016/S0091-2182(99)00091-9
- Issue online: 30 DEC 2010
- Version of Record online: 30 DEC 2010
Preterm birth is one of the most devastating problems facing obstetrics today. Despite all of the available sophisticated research and therapeutic technology, the preterm birth rate has remained the same for the last 40 years. One birth in 10 occurs prematurely. Preterm labor manifests itself in a variety of ways. It is essential to promptly differentiate true preterm labor from preterm contractions or other conditions that present with similar symptoms. True preterm labor requires prompt clinical intervention in the obstetric triage setting.