When you have the ability to distinguish the patients who are truly in labor from those who are not, every patient who presents in triage with signs and symptoms of suspected preterm labor can benefit — not only those who test negative.
Standardization benefits hospitals because:1
Hospitals that standardize their preterm birth-management can, within a relatively brief timeline, achieve:
In a recent consensus document, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists concluded that:
“Protocols and checklists have been proven to improve patient safety through standardization and communication. Standardization of practice to improve quality outcomes is an important tool in achieving the shared vision of patients and their health care providers.”2
The aim of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) document is to supply clinical providers with easy-to-use practice algorithms and other materials to better implement clinical screening and interventions to prevent PTB, and especially to prevent the burden of PTB.
Go to https://www.smfm.org/publications/231-smfm-preterm-birth-toolkit to access the SMFM Preterm Birth Toolkit.
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