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AWHONN’s Second Stage of Labor EBG Practice Recommendations

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  • As a labor and delivery nurse, you can provide exceptional care to laboring women by incorporating current evidence into your practice. During this webinar, we will cover the AWHONN Nursing Care and Management of the Second Stage of Labor Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline (EBG; 3rd ed.). Included are topics of immediate vs. delayed pushing; special considerations for those in labor with obesity, pelvic organ prolapse, and labor dystocia; positioning; pushing techniques; maternal and fetal safety; uterine activity; COVID-19 concerns; evaluation of labor care.

     At the conclusion of the activity, you will be able to:

    • Appraise the evidence about nursing management of second stage labor.
    • Formulate applications for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on Nursing Care and the Management of Second Stage Labor to clinical practice.


    Related Information: Nursing Care and Management of the Second Sate of Labor Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline (3rd ed.); Perinatal Nursing (5th ed.); Fetal Heart Monitoring (5th ed.); AWHONN Continuous Labor Support for Every Woman Position Statement; and AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring Position Statement.



    Kathleen R. Simpson, PhD, RNC, CNS-BC, FAAN

    Self-employed - researcher and consultant to hospitals and healthcare systems, Editor-in-Chief, MCN The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing 


    Recorded Date:

    September 22, 2020


    Contact Hours:

    1.0 nursing contact hours (CNE available through 11/10/2023)


    The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by AWHONN or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity. AWHONN is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider # CEP580.


    Tags: Second Stage Labor, Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, Pushing Techniques