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Should L&D Staff Nurses Perform Amniotomies?: Writing for the PRO Position

Trapani, Karen BSN, RNC

Section Editor(s): Simpson, Kathleen Rice PhD, RNC, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: March-April 2004 - Volume 29 - Issue 2 - p 78
ongoing columns: SECOND OPINION

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.

Second Opinion columns are coordinated by Kathleen Rice Simpson and Heidi VonKoss Krowchuk. Dr. Simpson can be reached via e-mail at: Dr. Krowchuk can be reached via e-mail at:

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.