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Journal Article
Commentary

Maintaining maternal-newborn safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patrick NA, Johnson TS. Nurs Womens Health. 2021;25(3):212-220.

Improving maternal safety is a patient safety priority in the United States. This article reviews the unique impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and newborn populations, such as implications for maternity care, maternal-newborn separation, and universal testing. Based on experiences at a maternal-fetal medicine clinic in a tertiary care center in Wisconsin, the authors describe practice changes to maintain safety, minimize COVID-19 transmission, and optimize patient safety during the pandemic.