Maternal Morbidity and Mortality
The U.S. has unacceptable rates of maternal morbidity and mortality, especially when compared to other developed nations. Women in America continue to experience sickness and death throughout the perinatal period – during pregnancy, birth, and in the postpartum period.
This activity provides resources and educational stories from National Public Radio (NPR), USA Today, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), the March of Dimes, and the Illinois Department of Public Health. Please work through the activities and respond to the prompts after each section directly on this document. Place your responses on this document in a different color ink or font.Submit this assignment to clinical Absences Assignment Dropbox.
Student Name: _________________________________________
1. NPR maternal mortality series (2017): https://www.npr.org/series/543928389/lost-mothers
o WatchTo Keep Women from Dying in Childbirth, Look to California (14:07)
o WatchFocus on Infants During Childbirth Leaves U.S. Moms in Danger (12:11)
o WatchBlack mothers keep dying after giving birth: Shalon Irving’s story explains why (12:11)
o WatchFor every woman who dies in childbirth in the U.S., 70 more come close (10:42)
o ReadRedesigning Maternal Care: OB-GYNs Are Urged to See New Mothers Sooner and More Often (4/23/2018)
o ReadNearly Dying in Childbirth: Why Preventable Complications Are Growing in the U.S. (12/22/2017)
o WatchMany Nurses Lack Knowledge of Health Risks to Mothers After Childbirth (6:54)
o ReadIf You Hemorrhage, Don’t Clean Up: Advice From Mothers Who Almost Died (8/3/2017)
o ReadU.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world (5/12/2017)
Prompt #1: Choose two of the video stories and two of the article stories that captured your attention the most. Provide a brief summaryfor each of the four pieces. Include your reaction, and if anything surprisedyou. Each commentary should be a separate paragraph, 4-5 sentences for each.
2. USA Today videos and stories (2018)
Deadly Deliveries: (9 minutes)
Prompt #2: Briefly summarize Antoinette Pratsinakis, Ali Lowry and YoLanda Mention’s stories. What were their complications? What did the health care team do right? What did they do wrong?
How Hospitals Are Failing New Moms, in Graphics:
Prompt #3: Define maternal mortality. Rank the maternal mortality rate from lowest to highestfor the following developed nations: U.S., Canada, Germany, Japan, France, England. Approximately how many women die in childbirth in America every year? How many suffer severe complications?
3. AWHONN: Read the article “Saving Women’s Lives” https://awhonnconnections.org/category/post-pregnancy/postpartum-care/
Prompt #4: What does the acronym POSTBIRTH stand for? How can we use this to better educate our new mothers on postpartum risks?
4. March of Dimes – Read position statement:
Prompt #5: According to the CDC, what are “pregnancy-related deaths”? What are the top causes of maternal deaths? What is the role of the March of Dimes in efforts to reduce maternal mortality?
5. Read about House Resolution (HR) 1318:
Prompt #6: What is the name of HR 1318? In your own words, summarize HR 1318. What and when was the outcome of HR 1318? Do you think this will help to reduce the problem of maternal M&M? Why?
7. Read article: Illinois Releases First Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Report
Prompt #7: What were the highlights of what the committee found? Summarize the 6 key recommendations from the report.
8. Final reflection
o What reaction did you have to these resources? What was the most impactful story, article, or new information you learned? Why?
o What solutions have been suggested to address the growing problem of preventable complications? What is our responsibility, as health care professionals?
o What do you think are the barriers that nurses face which prevent the delivery of quality care and education?
Edit question’s attachments..
Why Work with Us
Top Quality and Well-Researched Papers
We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.
Professional and Experienced Academic Writers
We have a team of professional writers with experience in academic and business writing. Many are native speakers and able to perform any task for which you need help.
Free Unlimited Revisions
If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. You have 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document. You can do this yourself after logging into your personal account or by contacting our support.
Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee
All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.
Original & Confidential
We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. Our editors carefully review all quotations in the text. We also promise maximum confidentiality in all of our services.
24/7 Customer Support
Our support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.
Try it now!
How it works?
Follow these simple steps to get your paper done
Place your order
Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.
Proceed with the payment
Choose the payment system that suits you most.
Receive the final file
Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.
No need to work on your paper at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of writing services.
No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.
Admission Essays & Business Writing Help
An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You can be rest assurred that through our service we will write the best admission essay for you.
Our academic writers and editors make the necessary changes to your paper so that it is polished. We also format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists in the formats APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian.
If you think your paper could be improved, you can request a review. In this case, your paper will be checked by the writer or assigned to an editor. You can use this option as many times as you see fit. This is free because we want you to be completely satisfied with the service offered.