Toolbox: Spontaneous Onset of Labor

Resources and Tools

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Algorithms

DocumentsBishop Score and Induction of Labor Flow Sheet
A resource to help visualize the process of inducing labor and the Bishop Score.

Audit Tools

DocumentsSpontaneous Onset of Labor Audit Tool
Measure and track your progress using evidence-based process and outcome measures.

Bundles

Clinical Education/Staff Training Resources

Improvement Stories

Model Policies

DocumentsEarly Labor Management in the Low-Risk Obstetrical Patient
This policy is used in a busy hospital setting to support physiologic approaches for the management of low-risk women in early labor. Provided by South Shore Hospital.

LinkOutpatient Cervical Ripening Consent
Sample form developed by South Shore Hospital for client consent for the use of Outpatient Cervical Ripening techniques.

DocumentsGuideline on Outpatient Cervical Ripening
Guidelines on how to provide indications, contraindications and process for use of misoprostol for purposes of cervical ripening in the outpatient setting.

DocumentsFoley Bulb for Labor Induction
A guideline document for the nursing role in the placement and maintenance of a Foley bulb for labor induction, created by the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Patient Education/Shared Decision Making

DocumentsFoley Bulb Patient Education- SPANISH version
This patient education document prepares women for outpatient cervical ripening with a Foley Cervical Ripening Balloon. Created by the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Spanish-language version (English version also available).

DocumentsFoley Bulb Patient Education- ENGLISH version
This patient education document prepares women for outpatient cervical ripening with a Foley Cervical Ripening Balloon. Created by the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. English version (Spanish version also available).

DocumentsEarly Labor Lounge Guide
This pictoral guide of coping mechanisms can be used to support physiologic birth while in latent labor or in an early labor lounge.

Link"Go the Full 40" Campaign (AWHONN)
Developed by the AWHONN, with resources in both English and Spanish, this consumer campaign offers information to women about the importance of the last days and weeks of pregnancy to prepare their bodies and fetuses for labor. The campaign emphasizes the value of going into labor spontaneously when mother and fetus are healthy. Site contains patient education materials in English and Spanish.

DocumentsInformation for Prelabor Rupture of Membranes (PROM) SPANISH
This Spanish-language consent form provides information about induction of labor or expectant management with prelabor rupture of membranes at term. Developed by UCSF.

DocumentsInformation for Prelabor Rupture of Membranes (PROM) ENGLISH
This handout provides information about induction of labor or expectant management with prelabor rupture of membranes at term. Developed by UCSF.

Position Statements/Related Guidelines/Toolkits

LinkMarch of Dimes Less Than 39 Weeks Toolkit
In order to support hospitals in eliminating non-medically indicated deliveries before 39 weeks, March of Dimes, California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC), and the California Department of Health, Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Division collaborated on the development of a quality improvement toolkit.


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