Implementation of a clinical practice guideline for antenatal magnesium sulphate for neuroprotection in Australia and New Zealand

Emily Bain, Tanya Bubner, Pat Ashwood, Caroline A. Crowther, Philippa Middleton

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Abstract

Health professionals at 25 Australian and New Zealand tertiary maternity hospitals were surveyed about local implementation of a clinical practice guideline for antenatal magnesium sulphate for fetal neuroprotection. Seventy-six percent of respondents reported that their hospital is currently following a guideline; 36% confirmed that their hospital is auditing uptake. Estimates of uptake ranged from 53 to 90%. Ongoing education and support are needed to ensure that the guidelines are optimally implemented, and uptake and important health outcomes are monitored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-89
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • antenatal care
  • clinical practice
  • guidelines
  • magnesium sulphate
  • preterm
  • survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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