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Avoiding Adverse Events after Postpartum Hospital Discharge

Simpson, Kathleen Rice PhD, RNC, CNS-BC, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: March/April 2017 - Volume 42 - Issue 2 - p 124
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000319
ONGOING COLUMNS: Perinatal Patient Safety

The hospital discharge process for new mothers and babies after childbirth is not always as comprehensive and individualized as it should be. Recommendations from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for avoiding adverse events after hospital discharge are discussed and applied to postpartum and newborn care.

Kathleen Rice Simpson is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist in St. Louis, MO, and the Editor-in-Chief of MCN. Dr. Simpson can be reached via e-mail at krsimpson@prodigy.net

The author declares no conflict of interest.

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