Maternal loss-what does your ED do?

  1. What does your ED do for maternal loss? We see many women who are miscarrying and all we have is discharge instructions and send them on their way, no referral for anyone they can talk to, etc. I am looking into having a packet of support numbers or anything better we can do to support these women and their families with their loss. Any ideas? ANy special certifications or classes our staff can go to?
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    RN in Critical Access hospital


  3. by   Esme12
    If your facility has L&D ask the L&D educator/staff what resources do they have for miscarriage/fetal demise. Grieving hotlines. Find local support groups at local facilities that have L&D and ask them for references. Ask you psych eval people for referral suggestions. Set up a package that is standard and easy to give out.