Emergency Obstetric Training Needed in Rural Hospitals without Obstetric Units

Publication Date: November 19th, 2020
Publication Type(s): Policy Brief
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Author(s): Gilbertson, M; Tuttle, MS; DeArruda Wharton K; Kozhimannil KB

As part of a larger survey to understand local capacity for emergency obstetric services, we asked nurse manager and emergency department administrators from rural hospitals without elective labor and delivery care (referred to throughout the remainder of this brief as “respondents”) to describe the types of trainings and/or resources that would be needed to help better prepare their hospital to handle obstetric emergencies. In this policy brief, we discuss the types of training identified by respondents and how those trainings may or may not meet the needs of those managing emergency obstetric situations in rural communities.

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