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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602505
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Infection Rates in Traditional Vaginal Birth vs. Water Birth
Author(s):
Sinkevich, Sasha; Snyder, Natalee J.; Palmer, Stephanie A.; Singleton, Nicollette; Snyder, Natalee J.; Palmer, Stephanie A.; Singleton, Nicollette
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Sasha Sinkevich, ssinkevich@mail.csuchico.edu; Natalee J. Snyder, SN; Stephanie A. Palmer; Nicollette Singleton
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: The incidence of infection due to perineal tears during water births is unknown. Approximately 75% of all women who give birth vaginally will suffer from various levels of birth lacerations (Lundquist, Olsson, Nissen, & Norman, 2000). One in ten women who received a perineal laceration during a vaginal delivery later developed an infection (Johnson, Thakar, & Sultan, 2012).The purpose of this research is to determine the effects of water birth on maternal perineal infection in comparison to traditional birthing methods in California. The goal of this study is to determine the difference in perineal infection rates between these two birthing styles. This study defines perineal infection as the presence of swelling and redness at the wound, use of antibiotics, and fever. Fever will be measured using an electronic oral thermometer that will be calibrated per facility protocol and is classified as a temperature reading greater than 38 degrees Celsius.The study will implement a causal-comparative design including low risk mothers who fit within the study’s inclusion and exclusion criteria.  In this study, sampling will occur through random clustering of charts from 2013 of pregnant women who received a perineal tear at one of 20 California birthing centers that offer traditional and water births. One group will consist of women who used the traditional birth method. The other group will be comprised of women who chose the water birth method. Data will be collected retrospectively from patient files within the sampling groups. All information is confidential and no names were used throughout the study. To ensure confidentiality, all information gathered will be kept in securely locked electronic files on the laptops. Each participant will be given a reference number by which to be identified; her name will not be used to identify her. The patient’s information and whether the patient displays the above mentioned defining characteristics of infection will all be recorded on the data collection form. Data will be analyzed using the Chi Square test of independence with a p-value of 0.05% was used to ensure external validity. Implications of this proposed study are patient safety, fiscal responsibility, patient satisfaction, and improvement in practice.
Keywords:
Infection; Birthing; Birthing Method
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15RS1.86
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleInfection Rates in Traditional Vaginal Birth vs. Water Birthen
dc.contributor.authorSinkevich, Sashaen
dc.contributor.authorSnyder, Natalee J.en
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Stephanie A.en
dc.contributor.authorSingleton, Nicolletteen
dc.contributor.authorSnyder, Natalee J.en
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Stephanie A.en
dc.contributor.authorSingleton, Nicolletteen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsSasha Sinkevich, ssinkevich@mail.csuchico.edu; Natalee J. Snyder, SN; Stephanie A. Palmer; Nicollette Singletonen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602505en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: The incidence of infection due to perineal tears during water births is unknown. Approximately 75% of all women who give birth vaginally will suffer from various levels of birth lacerations (Lundquist, Olsson, Nissen, & Norman, 2000). One in ten women who received a perineal laceration during a vaginal delivery later developed an infection (Johnson, Thakar, & Sultan, 2012).The purpose of this research is to determine the effects of water birth on maternal perineal infection in comparison to traditional birthing methods in California. The goal of this study is to determine the difference in perineal infection rates between these two birthing styles. This study defines perineal infection as the presence of swelling and redness at the wound, use of antibiotics, and fever. Fever will be measured using an electronic oral thermometer that will be calibrated per facility protocol and is classified as a temperature reading greater than 38 degrees Celsius.The study will implement a causal-comparative design including low risk mothers who fit within the study’s inclusion and exclusion criteria.  In this study, sampling will occur through random clustering of charts from 2013 of pregnant women who received a perineal tear at one of 20 California birthing centers that offer traditional and water births. One group will consist of women who used the traditional birth method. The other group will be comprised of women who chose the water birth method. Data will be collected retrospectively from patient files within the sampling groups. All information is confidential and no names were used throughout the study. To ensure confidentiality, all information gathered will be kept in securely locked electronic files on the laptops. Each participant will be given a reference number by which to be identified; her name will not be used to identify her. The patient’s information and whether the patient displays the above mentioned defining characteristics of infection will all be recorded on the data collection form. Data will be analyzed using the Chi Square test of independence with a p-value of 0.05% was used to ensure external validity. Implications of this proposed study are patient safety, fiscal responsibility, patient satisfaction, and improvement in practice.en
dc.subjectInfectionen
dc.subjectBirthingen
dc.subjectBirthing Methoden
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:30:28Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:30:28Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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