POSTPARTUM AND NEONATAL NURSING CARE DURING THE 2009 H1N1 INFLUENZA PANDEMIC
Published Date:2013 Aug-Sep
Source:Nurs Womens Health. 17(4):284-293.
Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (U.S.)
Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
Practice Guidelines As Topic
Practice Patterns, Nurses'
Pubmed Central ID:PMC5061496
Funding:CC999999/Intramural CDC HHS/United States
Description:We describe select influenza infection control policies and practices related to postpartum and newborn care during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. In an online survey of obstetric and neonatal nurses, significantly more nurses indicated a written hospital policy supporting each of the practices during versus before the pandemic. The two practices least often implemented were temporary separation of healthy newborns from ill mothers (37.7 percent) and testing newborns for influenza virus infection if signs of influenza were observed (31.4 percent). Presence of written hospital policies increased implementation of practices. Findings may be useful to guide planning for future pandemics or other public health emergencies.
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