NEW! AWHONN Clinical Practice Resources: Cervical Ripening and Labor Induction and Augmentation, 5th Edition

Cervical ripening, induction, and augmentation of labor are common interventions on labor and delivery units, and nurses provide most of the hands-on, direct care for women undergoing these procedures. This practice monograph includes information on mechanical and pharmacologic methods for cervical ripening; labor induction and augmentation with oxytocin, a high alert drug; and nurse staffing levels and skills needed to provide safe and effective care with the use of cervical ripening and induction agents.