• Maternal, Child & Infant Health: Staffing for Every Contingency

    As a maternal healthcare provider, you already know that staffing your facilities for mothers, infants and young children’s services requires a well-thought out plan of action. As CDC statistics tell us that the maternal mortality rate in 2018 was 17.4 per 100,000 live births in the U.S.¹, the need for a maternal health staffing strategy that covers all bases is integral for mothers, infants and developing children.

    Maternal Health Care Services: A 360º View

    To be successful, today’s maternal health care programs must deliver an A-to-Z approach that maximizes resources, reduces delays in providing services, delivers in all locales, including metropolitan or rural locations, and makes sure that all services are equitable no matter race or socioeconomic status. 

    As measuring quality is job one, providers of maternal, child and infant healthcare services must make sure that their workforce has structure, contingency plans and the right support from knowledgeable and trustworthy partners. 

    AMN Healthcare: Your Contingency Partner for Maternal Health

    AMN Healthcare is more than just a staffing firm for maternal health specialties, we provide a range of services to help make any facility’s efforts successful. 

    Our nurse staffing capabilities include the following pre- and postnatal nursing specialties:

    • Ante-Partum: Nurses who care for women prior to labor, and monitoring the baby and the mother, coaching mothers prior to delivery and administering medications.
    • Labor & Delivery: Nurses that can assess patients in all stages of delivery, including preterm, active water, pregnancy complications, antepartum considerations, and more. 
    • NICU: Nurses who coordinate care with attending physicians and provide feeding, diaper changes, prescribed medical treatments, and comfort and support to premature and ill newborns and their parents, family and friends.
    • Pediatrics: Nurses who assess medical conditions, perform physical examinations, measure vital statistics, take blood and urine samples, and order diagnostic tests.
    • Pediatric ER: Pediatric Emergency Room nurses assess children’s injuries or conditions upon their arrival in the ER. These nurses assist with providing care for their patients and discharging them once they are stable.
    • PICU: Nurses who coordinate care for infants and children up to the age of 17 with a wide range of ailments
    • POST-PARTUM: Nurses who assess and monitor the mother’s progress after delivery, check vital signs, check caesarian incisions when necessary, dispend pain and/or antibiotic medications, or remove catheters after delivery.  


    AMN Healthcare’s services can be customized to any staffing needs with a menu of options that include:

    • The largest database of ready-to-work, vetted, credentialed and licensed nurses in all maternal health specialties (travel nurses, per diem or direct hire) in all 50 states
    • On demand strike and crisis nurse staffing
    • Ability to help ramp up services during high needs, such as the summer months
    • Complete onboarding services that allow your HR department to focus on day-to-day business
    • EMR training and support nurse staffing during EMR conversions
    • Billing and payroll support for temporary nurse staffing
    • Telehealth capabilities, including onsite language translation services
    • Healthcare leadership recruitment services, including CNOs and Directors of Nursing


    Maternal Health in the Era of COVID-19

    There has never been a better time to create a contingency plan for your facility’s maternal health services. During COVID-19, access to screenings and checkups has been limited, making it harder for expectant mothers to obtain the ongoing care that is required to not only carry a pregnancy to term, but to also make sure that both prenatal and postnatal care are delivered in the most beneficial ways.

    Per a study published by The International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics², there was a reduction of 45.1% in institutional deliveries (P < 0.001), a percentage point increase of 7.2 in high‐risk pregnancies, and 2.5‐fold rise in admission to the intensive care units of pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    These statistics tell a story that will continue as facilities begin to see the results of a lack of maternal healthcare during the pandemic. In addition, The American Association of Colleges of Nursing predicts an increase in overall demand for nurses of 7% by 2029³, hence the need to plan accordingly has never been more imperative.  

    Let’s Discuss Your Facility’s Maternal Health Staffing Needs

    To help you assess your facility’s needs for maternal health staffing services, simply complete the form on this page and an account representative will contact you to discuss how AMN Healthcare can assist you in meeting your facility’s most timely goals. 


    Sources

    ¹ Maternal Mortality Statistics for 2018, https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/maternal-mortality/index.htm

    ² The effect of the COVID‐19 pandemic on maternal health due to delay in seeking health care, https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ijgo.13457

    ³ The Nursing Shortage, https://www.aacnnursing.org/news-information/fact-sheets/nursing-shortage

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