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OB Guidelines Appendix D: About Your Care During Labor and Birth

Having a baby is a natural event. Most mothers and babies go through labor and birth without serious problems. Even so, certain situations may arise near the end of your pregnancy, or in labor, that can affect the care you or your baby need.

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Appendix C: Maternal Early Warning System Algorithm

The Maternal Early Warning System appendix complete with printable diagram.

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OB Guidelines Appendix A: Sample Documentation of Delivery with Shoulder Dystocia

This sample form contains the notes needed to document a delivery by shoulder dystocia.

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OB Guidelines Appendix B: Sample Documentation of Operative Vaginal Delivery

This is a sample form for capturing the documentation from an operative vaginal delivery.

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OB Guideline 26: Cesarean Delivery on Maternal Request

If a physician agrees to perform a primary cesarean delivery upon patient request, then you should get detailed written informed consent from the patient.

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OB Guideline 35: Institutional Responsibilities

When obstetrical services are provided in a CRICO-insured institution, the following support services, staff training and arrangements are the responsibility of the institution.

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OB Guideline 34: Reporting of Adverse Outcomes

Routine screening for adverse outcomes shall be conducted at each institution for the purpose of capturing untoward outcomes, determining trends, developing corrective action, and providing timely information.

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OB Guideline 29: Placental Pathology Evaluation

Individual judgment is warranted concerning the appropriateness of submitting the placenta, with as much umbilical cord as is feasible, for pathologic evaluation. Consider submitting the tissue if one is in doubt.

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OB Guideline 33: Newborn Male Circumcision

Pediatricians, obstetrical providers, and nurses should all be involved in the development/approval of guidelines. Each institution will track short-term complications of the procedure, including the type of complication, the method of circumcision, and the performing clinician.

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OB Guideline 31: Postpartum Care

Each institution shall have a process or program to instruct each patient regarding normal postpartum events. 

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