It's becoming more common for physicians to request that L&D nurses perform amniotomies when they do vaginal exams on women in labor. Is this a good idea?
Karen Trapani is a Clinical Nurse Educator, Labor and Delivery, Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH.
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