Author: Fullerton, J.

Demographic Profiles of Certified Nurse–Midwives, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, and Nurse Practitioners: Reflections on Implications for Uniform Education and Regulation

There is wide variability in regulatory authority, basic education requirements, and titling for nurses in advanced practice roles, that is, certified nurse–midwives (CNMs), certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), and nurse practitioners (NPs). There is current advocacy for a common identity for advanced practice nurses (APNs), including uniform entry into practice requirements (the doctor of nursing […]

Outcomes, safety, and resource utilization in a collaborative care birth center program compared with traditional physician-based perinatal care

Objective: We compared outcomes, safety, and resource utilization in a collaborative management birth center model of perinatal care versus traditional physician-based care. Methods: We studied 2957 low-risk, low-income women: 1808 receiving collaborative care and 1149 receiving traditional care. Results: Major antepartum (adjusted risk difference [RD] = −0.5%; 95% confidence interval [CI] = −2.5, 1.5), intrapartum […]