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The Maternal Fetal Triage Index: A Standardized Approach to OB Triage

Killion, Molly M. MS, RN, CNS

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: November/December 2016 - Volume 41 - Issue 6 - p 372
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000280
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The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses has developed and validated the Maternal Fetal Triage Index. This standardized approach to assessing and assigning acuity of pregnant women who present to the hospital for care may be an effective and safe way to allocate care and resources. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists also is recommending use of this type of tool.

Molly Killion is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, Birth Center, University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco, CA. She can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflict of interest.

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