The study aimed to assess the level of knowledge nurses have about maternal morbidity and mortality in the postpartum period and how they educate women before discharge about identifying potential warning signs of postpartum complications.
ZDoggMD definitely likes talking about nurses and, personally, I think most of the times he does it on a positive note. He’s actually a big advocate for nurses in the US.
I think you really should see his analysis of the study as it is extremely interesting. In the video, he points out to the importance of nurses in bringing down the numbers of maternal morbidity and mortality and discusses how it should be done.
I think that we, as nurses, should think about this and start discussing what we can do to improve the quality of care American mothers are getting in hospitals all over the US.
I’m Portuguese. As an example, Portugal was able to reduce maternal and child mortality consistently in the last decades. When it comes to maternal mortality, it came down from 115 deaths/100.000 births in 1960 to 7 deaths/100.000 births in 2015. And in 2000 it was only 2.5!
Along with universal healthcare and the development of medical science and technology, the role of nurses as educators had a tangible impact on those numbers.
And you? What do you think about it? Tell me in the comments below!