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Labor and Delivery

Position/Job Title

Clinical Nurse Specialist


Primary Objective: Incorporate a Hands-On Labor Support Class for Labor & Delivery nurses to:

• Enhance skills and knowledge of labor support techniques utilized during the first and second stage of labor.

• Reduce Nulliparous, Term, Singleton, Vertex (NTSV) Cesarean Birth Rate.

• Reduce Total cesarean section rate. Secondary Objective To compare birth beliefs of L&D nurses related to birth practice before and after attending the hands-on Labor Support Class.

• Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). Selected to explore the links between beliefs of labor nurses and their birth practice behavior.

• Links an individual’s personal beliefs as predictors of their behavior (intensions/actions), and answers the question: "Why do we do what we do and act the way we act?”

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Presented at the Henry Ford Health System 15th Annual Nursing Research Conference: Nurses Leading the Way through Clinical Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 12:25pm.

The Influence of Nursing Labor Support on the Reduction of Cesarean Sections