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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149637
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Role of an APN in a High Risk Obstetric Practice
Abstract:
The Role of an APN in a High Risk Obstetric Practice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Wyatt, Stephanie N., WHNP, APN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Title:Perinatal Nurse Practitioner
[Scientific session research presentation] The purpose of the presentation is to discuss how an APN in a high-risk obstetrical clinic can enhance "collaboration" in the management and care of pregnant women. This APN role was developed through the ANGELS Program, which is an innovative program, which began in 2002 whose mission, is to ensure that all pregnant women in Arkansas have access to the best perinatal care so that all mothers and babies will have every chance at the best outcome. The role of one APN in the ANGELS program will be the focus of this presentation. Although ANGELS employs several APNs to implement the various aspects of the complex program, this APN role is support person to the maternal-fetal medicine specialists (MFM). This role is accomplished in many ways, including direct patient care, case management, patient advocate, and resource for in- and out-patient registered nurses in the medical system. Other opportunities this nurse has enjoyed in this role are preceptor for APN students, scholarly writing, supervisor/mentor for other program APNs, and coordinator for statewide annual perinatal conferences. The focus of this discussion will emphasize how this APN functions in the high-risk obstetrical setting. Pregnant patients with complex medical, social, and other problems cannot be managed solely by the busy MFM. The APN acts as the direct caregiver in these cases, deferring to the specialist only in times of unclear diagnosis and plan and is the one constant provider the patient sees in the clinic, speaks to after clinic hours for problems or questions, and will see in the hospital for any admissions, not as an in-patient provider, but as a patient advocate and confidant. In summary, this position has pushed advanced practice nursing beyond traditional roles and has advanced this nurse's professionalism and knowledge significantly.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Role of an APN in a High Risk Obstetric Practiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149637-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Role of an APN in a High Risk Obstetric Practice</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wyatt, Stephanie N., WHNP, APN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Perinatal Nurse Practitioner</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">WyattStephanieN@uams.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] The purpose of the presentation is to discuss how an APN in a high-risk obstetrical clinic can enhance &quot;collaboration&quot; in the management and care of pregnant women. This APN role was developed through the ANGELS Program, which is an innovative program, which began in 2002 whose mission, is to ensure that all pregnant women in Arkansas have access to the best perinatal care so that all mothers and babies will have every chance at the best outcome. The role of one APN in the ANGELS program will be the focus of this presentation. Although ANGELS employs several APNs to implement the various aspects of the complex program, this APN role is support person to the maternal-fetal medicine specialists (MFM). This role is accomplished in many ways, including direct patient care, case management, patient advocate, and resource for in- and out-patient registered nurses in the medical system. Other opportunities this nurse has enjoyed in this role are preceptor for APN students, scholarly writing, supervisor/mentor for other program APNs, and coordinator for statewide annual perinatal conferences. The focus of this discussion will emphasize how this APN functions in the high-risk obstetrical setting. Pregnant patients with complex medical, social, and other problems cannot be managed solely by the busy MFM. The APN acts as the direct caregiver in these cases, deferring to the specialist only in times of unclear diagnosis and plan and is the one constant provider the patient sees in the clinic, speaks to after clinic hours for problems or questions, and will see in the hospital for any admissions, not as an in-patient provider, but as a patient advocate and confidant. In summary, this position has pushed advanced practice nursing beyond traditional roles and has advanced this nurse's professionalism and knowledge significantly.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:06:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:06:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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