University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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The United States has the highest Maternal Mortality Rate in the developed world, and it has been increasing since 1987. To combat this problem, researchers have developed Early Warning Systems (EWS) to identify when a woman is developing signs of a life-threatening problem during the maternal period. The goal of this research is to identify if these early warning systems are being used in U.S. hospitals, and, if not, what the best way is to implement them. Several interviews were performed with hospitals across the U.S. and the transcripts were run through the analyzing software NVivo. Each transcript will be analyzed for common responses and frequently used words to determine the usage of EWS and the barriers to implementation.
Special thanks to Dr. Angel Collier and Professor April Summers for their guidance and contribution.
B. S. N.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Maternal and Child Health
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Hopkins, Emily, "Overcoming barriers to the implementation of early warning systems to reduce the maternal mortality rate in the United States of America" (2020). Honors Theses.