Poster Presentation

Tuesday, November 6, 2007
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Tuesday, November 6, 2007
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
This presentation is part of : MCH Invited Posters
Keeping Mothers and Newborns Together: Combined Post Anesthetic Recovery
Sarah L. Hudson, BSN, RN, Perinatal, Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, BC, Canada and Lily S. Lee, RN, BN, MSN, MPH, British Columbia Reproductive Care Program, Provincial Health Services Authority, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Learning Objective #1: explore the process by which the project team adopted evidence based practice in post anesthetic cesarean recovery
Learning Objective #2: examine the evaluation of outcomes from patients and providers post implementation of combined cesarean section recovery

The caesarean section recovery project is a quality improvement pilot project designed to achieve best practice in maternal newborn care at a tertiary level care facility in British Columbia. The intent of this pilot is to initiate a permanent practice change of keeping mothers and newborns together in the post anaesthetic recovery period following a caesarean section. The pilot is being conducted January through June of 2007. Patients selected for participation will occur on a first-come-first-serve basis providing they meet inclusion criteria. Data will be collected from patients and staff by patient surveys and chart reviews for measurable outcomes in: opportunity for and initiation of breastfeeding and skin to skin contact and patient and staff satisfaction. Secondary outcomes include quality of staff communication, continuity of care, and hospital length of stay. Lessons learned from this project will be shared.