Maternal and Newborn Care During Disasters: Thinking Outside the Hospital Paradigm

Jeanne Pfeiffer, Melissa D Avery, Mary M Benbenek, Robbie Prepas, Lisa Summers, Cecilia M. Wachdorf, Carol O'Boyle

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Emergencies that challenge the infrastructure of the current health care system require a shift in the standard of usual practice. Pregnant women and their newborns are intimately linked special populations that require continued care despite the community circumstances. Pre-event planning with community partners can generate a safer alternative for providing care during a public health emergency. Lessons learned from international and United States public health emergencies have resulted in a better understanding of the essentials of care and the development of resources to guide planning for these populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-467
Number of pages19
JournalNursing Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2008

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Funding Information:
Personal and Family Emergency Preparedness Module. This course was created by the University of Minnesota's, Minnesota Emergency Readiness Education & Training (MERET) grant, the Academic Health Center's Office of Emergency Response (OER), and the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), with support from the Minnesota Department of Health. Available at: .


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