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Occupational Hazards for Pregnant Nurses

Alex, Marion Rita RN, MN, CNM

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AJN, American Journal of Nursing 111(1):p 28-37, January 2011. | DOI: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000393056.01687.40


Depending on her working environment, specific immunities, and stage of pregnancy, a pregnant nurse may find it difficult to avoid teratogenic and fetotoxic exposures, as well as working conditions that could jeopardize her pregnancy. A clinical review of the occupational hazards faced by pregnant nurses can be useful to the concerned nurse or health care system, as can suggestions on ways to reduce risk and a list of pertinent occupational safety resources.


nurses, occupational hazards, occupational health, occupational safety, pregnant nurses, reproductive health, women's health, worker safety

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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