Approach to labor care is deemed “particularly meritorious” by national medical group
Gloversville, NY — Nathan Littauer Hospital was recently informed that its clinical approach to augment labor has been published in an American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) publication. The clinical method Littauer uses with the labor enhancing drug Oxytocin was selected as one of three national standards for other health care organizations to follow. “This is an amazing endorsement of the high-level of care we administer in our Birthing Center.” said Ginger Mulligan, Vice President of Nursing.
Littauer’s Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Patricia Nguyen made the submission explaining, “Our clinical approach to the birthing process is very well thought out- with a foundation centered in safety and comfort.” She added, “As a clinician, I felt was worth sharing.” Dr. Nguyen continued, “Our entire team is focused upon patient safety. And I think it is that collaborative approach at Littauer that yields results.”
ACOG asked hospitals to submit their protocols for using the drug oxytocin- a labor enhancing medicine used in the birthing process. In all, the organization received 23 submissions and selected three for their publication, “Optimizing Protocols in Obstetrics”. The prestigious clinical document explains, “Although many were well written and met the needs of their institution, three protocols were particularly meritorious. We are submitting these documents as examples that any hospital may want to consider for their own use.” They added, “The Committee has chosen and enclosed the oxytocin protocols from Community General Hospital, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Nathan Littauer Hospital.”
ACOG has over 55,000 members and is the nation’s leading group of professionals providing health care for women. It is a private, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization. The Birthing Center’s Manager, Kelly Hartz explained, “This organization strives to maintain the highest standards of clinical practice and continuing education for its members. To see our name printed as a standard of care is thrilling for our staff and especially our obstetrics team.” She concluded, “The organization has a stellar reputation.”
To read the full document and Littauer’s special approach to the labor process readers are encouraged to visit: http://mail.ny.acog.org/website/OxytocinForInduction.pdf.