Obstetrics and neonatology – getting communication right

By definition, at a particular point in the process, ill babies are transferred from the care of the team who delivered them into the world to the care of a neonatology team but communication between these two teams of health professionals has been poorly studied. In this article Nathan C. Sundgren, from the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, asked neonatologists throughout the U.S. about their institution’s practices for communication between obstetrics and neonatology teams. In most cases this relied on nurses but some institutions used a standardised communication process and the ones that did reported higher rates of information sharing and greater satisfaction about the communication between the two services.

You can read the abstract of this article here.


About John Gale

I work as a medical librarian in the Joint Education and Training (JET) library at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. I keep clinicians up to date with the latest research, help them to find the best information about treatment and train them to find - and assess - high-quality information for themselves. I also help doctors and nurses find and write high-quality information for patients.
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