OB charting

  1. Does anyone know where I can go find guidelines for Obstetrical charting. I am now the preceptor for my OB dept and need help finding specifications on charting on an OB patient.
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  3. by   kc2004
    would that info be policies and procedures books?
  4. by   babynurse123
    Quote from kc2004
    would that info be policies and procedures books?
    I need to know where the guidelines come from for the policy and procedure book.
  5. by   palesarah
    Quote from babynurse123
    I need to know where the guidelines come from for the policy and procedure book.
    Shouldn't all nursing guidelines be based on AWHONN guidelines, since that is the standard to which all OB/GYN nurses are held?
  6. by   babyktchr
    Your policy book should have your charting nomenclature in it. It should reflect guidelines per AWHONN.

    Has anyone changed their nomenclature to the NICHD guidelines. I have been to many conferences where this seems to be the way to go. It is a much simpler way and makes a lot of sense. Just wanted to know if anyone is using it currently and how it is going??
  7. by   frekinbrechin
    Quote from babynurse123
    Does anyone know where I can go find guidelines for Obstetrical charting. I am now the preceptor for my OB dept and need help finding specifications on charting on an OB patient.
    You should be able to find many if not most of your guidelines for charting either through AWHONN or ACOG.

    Just check to see which one you would like to use, and your institution should have guidelines for charting also.

    Hope this helps.
    Leslie

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