UMMC Guideline for Ambulation and Upright Positioning
This document provides a guideline for providers and nurses to assist women in active labor with ambulation and upright positioning, to promote spontaneous labor progress, shorten first stage of labor, enhance maternal comfort and coping, and reduce cesarean births. Developed by the team at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.UMMC Birth Sling Checklist
This checklist, developed by the team at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, walks through the process of accurately setting up and utilizing a birth sling to ensure safety and quality care.Management of Labor Progress-UNM
This guideline is to facilitate the standardized active management of all stages of labor to balance the reduction of c-section rates while minimizing the complications of prolonged labors. Developed by UNM.Best Practice Guidelines: Transfer from Planned Home Birth to Hospital
This PDF download features guidelines that were developed by a multidisciplinary group of home and hospital based providers and stakeholders who were delegates at the national Home Birth Consensus Summits in 2011 and 2013. These guidelines are informed by the best available evidence on risk reduction and quality improvement.Changing Hospital “Visiting” Policies and Practices: Supporting Family Presence and Participation
Link to PDF download. This document provides guidance and a policy template for supporting unlimited access to family members, including children, during a hospital stay, developed by the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care.Latent Phase of Labor Policy
This policy is used in a busy hospital setting to support physiologic approaches to care of women who come to the hospital during latent phase labor. Provided by Calgary Health Region.Fetal Health Surveillance Policy
This policy is used in a busy hospital setting to support physiologic approaches to care of women who come to the hospital during latent phase labor. Provided by Alberta Health Services.