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A physician specializing din the care of women during pregnancy, labor, birth, and the postpartum period


The control that a person has over their healthcare and the healthcare of their family members is called


The physician who recommended instilling 2% silver nitrate into the eyes of newborns to prevent blindness caused by Gonorrhea

Karl Crede

The first physician who discovered a relationship between the incidence of puerperal fever and and student doctors who came from cadaver labs

Ignaz Semmelweis

The chemist who confirmed that puerperal fever was caused by a bacteria from improper handwashing

Louis Pasteur

The surgeon who introduced antiseptic surgery

Joseph Lister

The current amount of time alloted by insurance for a patient who has an uncomplicated vaginal birth

48 hours

A written instrument of communication among staff members that focuses on individualized patient care

Nursing care plan

A series of steps describing the systematic problem-solving approach to identify, prevent, or treat actual or potential health problems

Nursing process

The acronym used as the framework for the nursing process


Collaborative guidelines that define multidiscplinary care in terms of outcomes with a timeline

Clinical pathways

Purposeful, goal-directed thinking based on scientific evidence rather than assumption or memorization

Critical thinking

The report that identifies objectives designed to use the vast knowledge and techonology of health care that was developed in the twentieth century to improve the health and quality of life of Americans in the tewnty-first century

Healthy People 2020

Maximum amount of time that a patient who has an uncomplicated cesarean section birth may stay in the hospital by the standards of cost-containment

96 hours/4 days

A provider that is allowed to provide comprehensive prenatal and postnatal care as well as to attend uncomplicated births

Certified Nurse Midvies

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