Matching third year medical students with Certified Nurse-Midwives in the obstetrical inpatient setting to promote Interdisciplinary health care teams

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308361
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Matching third year medical students with Certified Nurse-Midwives in the obstetrical inpatient setting to promote Interdisciplinary health care teams
Author(s):
Nacht, Amy Sara
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Amy Sara Nacht, BA, RN, MSN, CNM, amy.nacht@ucdenver.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Background:

The national rate of cesarean delivery in the United States has reached 33 %. According to the WHO (2009) the optimum rate is unknown, however very low and very high rates can increase negative outcomes. Despite findings that an increased cesarean delivery rate does not improve outcomes, upward trends have not changed. A rising cesarean delivery rate has multiple levels of societal impact including the utilization of human and financial resources and increased maternal and neonatal morbidity. Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) are Master’s prepared Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) that are specialists in women’s health care across the lifespan. The training of a CNM and a philosophy of care that supports the normal physiologic process of birth lend themselves to supporting the CNM as a natural leader in addressing this national concern. Unfortunately, the training of most physicians in the United States lacks training in normal physiologic birth and exposure to CNM care. With this in mind, a program was developed to match third year medical students with a CNM in the intrapartum setting.

 Project Activities

Prior to their first day of obstetrical patient care, medical students were assigned a clinical site, only one of which included CNM clinical preceptors, and received lectures from a CNM on normal birth and on electronic fetal monitoring. A survey titled, “Attitudes towards health care teams scale”, was administered to four groups of ob/gyn clerkship medical students from 10/2012 to 4/2013 before the lectures were given and at the conclusion of the clerkship experience. The six students placed at University Colorado Hospital (UCH) in each clerkship group spent four days with the CNM service in the obstetric triage unit, and one night on labor and delivery. As well, students wrote written evaluations of the lectures and of their time working with the CNM preceptors.

Keywords:
Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams; Medical Student Education; Interprofessional Education
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMatching third year medical students with Certified Nurse-Midwives in the obstetrical inpatient setting to promote Interdisciplinary health care teamsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNacht, Amy Saraen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsAmy Sara Nacht, BA, RN, MSN, CNM, amy.nacht@ucdenver.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308361-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>Background: <p>The national rate of cesarean delivery in the United States has reached 33 %. According to the WHO (2009) the optimum rate is unknown, however very low and very high rates can increase negative outcomes. Despite findings that an increased cesarean delivery rate does not improve outcomes, upward trends have not changed. A rising cesarean delivery rate has multiple levels of societal impact including the utilization of human and financial resources and increased maternal and neonatal morbidity. Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) are Master’s prepared Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) that are specialists in women’s health care across the lifespan. The training of a CNM and a philosophy of care that supports the normal physiologic process of birth lend themselves to supporting the CNM as a natural leader in addressing this national concern. Unfortunately, the training of most physicians in the United States lacks training in normal physiologic birth and exposure to CNM care. With this in mind, a program was developed to match third year medical students with a CNM in the intrapartum setting. <p> Project Activities <p>Prior to their first day of obstetrical patient care, medical students were assigned a clinical site, only one of which included CNM clinical preceptors, and received lectures from a CNM on normal birth and on electronic fetal monitoring. A survey titled, “Attitudes towards health care teams scale”, was administered to four groups of ob/gyn clerkship medical students from 10/2012 to 4/2013 before the lectures were given and at the conclusion of the clerkship experience. The six students placed at University Colorado Hospital (UCH) in each clerkship group spent four days with the CNM service in the obstetric triage unit, and one night on labor and delivery. As well, students wrote written evaluations of the lectures and of their time working with the CNM preceptors.en_GB
dc.subjectInterdisciplinary Health Care Teamsen_GB
dc.subjectMedical Student Educationen_GB
dc.subjectInterprofessional Educationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:30:19Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:30:19Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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