S. 116: MOMs Act: Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health
- Involvement of stakeholders and organizations (Gillibrand, 2019).
- State assistance in improving maternal health (Gillibrand, 2019).
- Reduction in variation in maternal care standards (Gillibrand, 2019).
- Primarily data-driven and evidence-based practices (Gillibrand, 2019).
- Elimination of preventable maternal mortality and morbidity (Gillibrand, 2019).
- Implementation of best practices for maternal safety (Gillibrand, 2019).
S. 116: MOMs Act: Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Prevention Grant Program
- Medical facilities are allowed to use grants to buy equipment (Gillibrand, 2019).
- Funds may be used for staff training to match new standards (Gillibrand, 2019).
- Facilities with a mortality review committee are prioritized in funds distribution (Gillibrand, 2019).
- Prioritization of facilities serving low-income, at-risk, and rural populations (Gillibrand, 2019).
- Reports on the implementation are needed after two years (Gillibrand, 2019).
- Reports should be publicly available after one year (Gillibrand, 2019).
Impact on Nursing Practice Standards if Passed
- Therapeutic communication for mental health assessment in mothers and pregnant women.
- Heightened presence before, during, and after birth.
- Prompt identification of maternal venous and thromboembolism.
- Enhanced care in the case of obstetric hemorrhage.
- We are ensuring equally respectful treatment of minority groups and the elimination of any discriminating behaviors.
- We are participating in the review of mortality and morbidity rates.
Impact on Nursing Practice Standards if not Passed
- Use of state legislation on pregnancy and maternity.
- Maintenance of current nursing practice standards.
- Use of established practices in a given medical facility.
- Use of usual government funds for equipment and continuing education.
- They are ensuring that employees meet educational requirements to work in obstetric nursing.
- Monitoring and health assessment as prescribed in a given medical facility.
Impact on My Own Nursing Practice if Passed
- Nurses study new legislation closely.
- Nurses compare established practices to those prescribed by the new standards.
- Nurses learn how to use new equipment.
- Participation in staff training on preventing morbidity and mortality.
- We are communicating the importance of care to patients.
- We are educating colleagues and exposing violations.
Impact on My Own Nursing Practice if not Passed
- Nurses use practices compliant with current legislation.
- Nurses uphold the existing federal standards of prenatal and postnatal care.
- Use of existing equipment for birth assistance and monitoring.
- Nurses uphold the standards set at a given medical facility.
- Nurses make an effort to address mortality and morbidity in pregnant women and mothers based on their knowledge and existing standards.
Communication-Based on Nursing Practice
- Communication-based on evidence-based practice.
- Plenums for discussing complicated cases.
- Communication of changes to nursing practice.
- Staff training about the use of the new equipment.
- Heightened surveillance of complicated cases.
- Encouragement of communication between nurses and discussion of best practices enlisted in S. 116: MOMs Act.
Communication-Based on Nursing Standards
- Arrangement of meetings at medical facilities for communicating nursing standards.
- Observation of colleagues in action and discussion of new standards application.
- Continuing education on leading causes of maternal mortality.
- I am revising labor assistance standards to reduce primary cesarean birth.
- Diversity training to address the issue of racism and other types of discrimination.
- I am revising nursing assistance in the case of prenatal, birth, and postnatal complications.
Communication-Based on Nurse-Patient Outcomes
- Alarming mortality rate: 20 deaths per 100,000 births (America’s Health Rankings, 2018).
- Many women receive little to no prenatal and postnatal care (Lassi, Mansoor, Salam, Das & Bhutta, 2014).
- Hospitals and birthing centers gather statistics on nurse-patient outcomes.
- Nurses hold meetings to communicate statistics on outcomes.
- Two-sided, continuous communication with mortality review committees.
- The need to improve nurse-patient outcomes is communicated regularly based on recent research within a facility.
Impact on the Community
- Improved prenatal care for women in the community.
- Women have fewer concerns regarding pregnancy complications due to enhanced prenatal care.
- Pregnant women’s and mothers’ mental health is stable due to the presence of a support system.
- Pregnant women can count on legal support in the case of a negative health outcome.
- Women have a better understanding of their rights and liberties.
- Women are more aware of the changes in legislation and can make well-informed decisions.
America’s Health Rankings. (2018). Maternal mortality in United States in 2018. Web.
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Gillibrand, K. (2019). S. 116: MOMS Act. Web.
Lassi, Z. S., Mansoor, T., Salam, R. A., Das, J. K., & Bhutta, Z. A. (2014). Essential pre-pregnancy and pregnancy interventions for improved maternal, newborn and child health. Reproductive Health, 11 (Suppl 1), S2.