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Free Content Step 7: Educates Staff in Nondrug Methods of Pain Relief and Does Not Promote Use of Analgesic, Anesthetic Drugs

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Step 7 of the Ten Steps of Mother-Friendly Care insures that staff are knowledgeable about nondrug methods of pain relief and that analgesic or anesthetic drugs are not promoted unless required to correct a complication. The rationales for compliance and systematic reviews are presented on massage, hypnosis, hydrotherapy, and the use of opioids, regional analgesia, and anesthesia.

Keywords: analgesia and labor; back pain and therapy and labor; complementary therapies and labor; complementary therapy; epidural analgesia; hydrotherapy and labor; hypnosis and labor; hypnotherapy and labor; massage and labor; maternal satisfaction; movement and labor; nonpharmacological pain management; nurses and pain labor; opioids; posture and labor; water and birth; waterbirth

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: December 1, 2007

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