Nurse-to-nurse referral of patients in early pregnancy
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Nurse-to-nurse referral of patients in early pregnancy

Kate Mansbridge Emergency department sister, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Kate Mansbridge explains the development and implementation by staff in two departments of a pathway for women with per vaginam bleeding

This article describes the development, testing, evaluation and implementation of a nurse-to-nurse referral pathway between two trusts. The aim of the pathway is to improve care for women with per vaginam bleeding in early pregnancy in emergency situations, and the article suggests how it can be used in pre-hospital and primary care settings.

Emergency Nurse. 22, 1,27-31. doi: 10.7748/en2014.04.22.1.27.e1285

Correspondence

kate.mansbridge@uhb.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 21 January 2014

Accepted: 20 February 2014