Health

Volume 5, Issue 3 (March 2013)

ISSN Print: 1949-4998   ISSN Online: 1949-5005

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Physical assessment ability of nurses and midwives on maternal care in Mongolia

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ABSTRACT

This study examined the physical assessment ability of Mongolian nurses and midwives engaged in maternal care and the factors that could influence this ability. We found that nurses and midwives from prefectural hospitals had higher scores than those from national and district (soum) hospitals. The latter group could not perform more than half of the 28 tested procedures on their own, even though most had over 10 years’ experience. Therefore, to decrease the Mongolian maternal mortality ratio, we argue that in-service training for nurses and midwives in both the capital city and peripheral areas is needed.

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Akao, S. , Tanabe, K. , Dorjsuren, B. and Higuchi, M. (2013) Physical assessment ability of nurses and midwives on maternal care in Mongolia. Health, 5, 475-480. doi: 10.4236/health.2013.53065.

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