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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000411187.24212.40
Safety Monitor

Preventing Maternal and Neonatal Harm During Vacuum-Assisted Vaginal Delivery

Lacker, Cynthia MS, RN

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Abstract

Nursing assessment and interventions can make all the difference.

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System is a confidential, statewide Internet reporting system to which all Pennsylvania hospitals, outpatient-surgery facilities, and birthing centers, as well as some abortion facilities, must file information on medical errors.

Safety Monitor is a column from Pennsylvania's Patient Safety Authority, the authority that informs nurses on issues that can affect patient safety and presents strategies they can easily integrate into practice. For more information on the authority, visit www.patientsafetyauthority.org. For the original article discussed in this column or for other articles on patient safety, click on “Patient Safety Advisories” and then “Advisory Library” in the left-hand navigation menu.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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