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Nurses caring for women undergoing obstetric regional analgesia are challenged to support the uniqueness of each labor and birth experience while maintaining a safe environment for the woman and her fetus.
This guideline provides evidence-based clinical practice recommendations for nursing assessment and monitoring of women undergoing neuraxial, or regional analgesia and anesthesia during labor that will help nurses provide the best possible patient care. Guidelines for assessment of the woman’s readiness for labor analgesia are presented with referenced rationales.
Publication of this guideline was supported through an educational grant from Stryker.