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dc.contributor.authorNolan, Sheila
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Jane
dc.contributor.authorPickles, Jacky
dc.contributor.authorHaith-Cooper, Melanie
dc.contributor.authorMacVane Phipps, Fiona E.
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-03T16:26:32Z
dc.date.available2014-12-03T16:26:32Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationNolan S, Morgan J, Pickles J, Haith-Cooper M and MacVane Phipps FE (2007) Delivery suite assessment unit: auditing innovation in maternity triage. British Journal of Midwifery. 15(8): 506-510.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/6690
dc.descriptionyesen_US
dc.description.abstractA Delivery Suite Assessment Unit (DSAU) has been established at a large Northern teaching hospital. This was as a recommendation of ASQUAM (achieving sustainable quality in maternity) to reduce antenatal admissions to delivery suite and provide a more appropriate environment for women attending for antenatal or labour assessment. The DSAU has also provided an effective teaching environment where skills such as effective telephone triage, diagnosis of labour and care of women with pre-labour spontaneous rupture of membranes (SROM) have been developed by junior staff. The first twelve months' audit results indicate that the establishment of the DSAU has been successful in reducing antenatal admissions to delivery suite by increasing the transfers of clients home, rather than to the antenatal wards. This may reflect the confidence of the highly skilled midwives working in this environment and the confidence women feel about their ability to obtain prompt and accurate advice over the telephone.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2007.15.8.24393en_US
dc.subjectDelivery Suite Assessment Unit; DSAU; Antenatal admissions; Maternity triage; Antenatal care; Midwiferyen_US
dc.titleDelivery suite assessment unit: auditing innovation in maternity triageen_US
dc.status.refereedyesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-19T13:56:25Z


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