A total of 1.2 contact hours may be earned as CNE credit for reading “The Importance of Interdepartmental Collaboration and in Safe Triage for Pregnant Women in the Emergency Department” and for completing an online posttest and evaluation.
The Importance of Interdepartmental Collaboration and Safe Triage for Pregnant Women in the Emergency Department
Article first published online: 4 SEP 2013
© 2013 AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
Volume 42, Issue 5, pages 595–605, September/October 2013
How to Cite
Chagolla, B. A., Keats, J. P. and Fulton, J. M. (2013), The Importance of Interdepartmental Collaboration and Safe Triage for Pregnant Women in the Emergency Department. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 42: 595–605. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12238
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- Issue published online: 10 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 4 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: JUN 2013
- obstetric triage;
- interdepartmental collaboration;
- emergency department;
- patient safety;
- interprofessional care
Pregnant women who present to the emergency department can present challenges that range from the diagnoses of unsuspected pregnancies to the determination of where evaluations should occur. In this review we identify literature associated with the triage of pregnant women in the emergency department and propose a model for triage and evaluation of pregnant women in the emergency department. Strategies are described to facilitate interdepartmental communication to optimize safe maternal/fetal care.