Dr. Owens has been a nurse for 31 years, practicing in the emergency department and intensive care unit, until she found her home in Maternal Child Health. She has been a nurse midwife for 20+ years and assisted over 2000 births. She practiced full-scope Midwifery and Women's health in a hospital-owned midwifery practice and now works in Public Health caring for people throughout the life span. This presentation is the culmination of her work in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
Dr. Owens is a veteran Certified Nurse Midwife with 25 years of experience in midwifery and maternal and women’s health, in both hospital and office settings. She completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2021, focusing on evidence-based practice improvement. She currently works in Public Health. Dr. Owens graduated from Emory University with a Master of Science in Nursing Midwifery and Women's Health and from Georgia College and State University with a Doctorate Degree in Nursing.
Intrapartum clinical practice guidelines for midwives can improve the quality of care and patient outcomes. Such improvements, however, often relate to the level of rigor in guideline development, to assure quality and utilize the most recent and best evidence. This presentation will explore the process of appraising guidelines and guideline development.
1. State the importance of clinical guidelines
2. Understand the process of appraising guidelines
3. Know how to develop a guideline
CEUs Offered: 1 CE
Course Expiration: November 16, 2024