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Patient Falls in the Perinatal Setting

Simpson, Kathleen Rice PhD, RNC, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: November-December 2010 - Volume 35 - Issue 6 - p 364
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0b013e3181f07418
Ongoing Column: Perinatal Patient Safety

Nurses often think of falls only as associated with geriatric populations, but Dr. Simpson explains how new Joint Commission standards on preventing falls apply in the perinatal setting.

Kathleen Rice Simpson is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, and an Editorial Board Member of MCN. Dr. Simpson can be reached via e-mail at

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