R. Rima Jolivet completed her master's degree and nurse-midwifery training at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut in 1999. She has led Spanish language Centering Pregnancy groups in Connecticut and has been a contributor to the Home-Based Life-Saving Skills Program in development through the ACNM. She is currently employed as a certified nurse-midwife by the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC.
EARLY-ONSET NEONATAL GROUP B STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTION: 2002 GUIDELINES FOR PREVENTION
Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2010
2002 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 47, Issue 6, pages 435–446, November-December 2002
How to Cite
Jolivet, R. R. (2002), EARLY-ONSET NEONATAL GROUP B STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTION: 2002 GUIDELINES FOR PREVENTION. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 47: 435–446. doi: 10.1016/S1526-9523(02)00348-3
- Issue online: 31 DEC 2010
- Version of Record online: 31 DEC 2010
In 1996, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and relevant professional organizations jointly released guidelines for prevention of early-onset neonatal group B streptococcal infections. The guidelines recommended that all obstetric providers and institutions providing intrapartum services follow one of two strategies. This year, on the basis of multistate surveillance data collected since prevention strategies were initiated, the CDC has released revised prevention recommendations. This article reviews the new guidelines and discusses clinical implications for practice in a variety of settings.