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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Amanda Winrow ('10-'11)

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Amanda WinrowAmanda Winrow, is from Rushford, MN where she lives with her husband and five children.

Capstone Project

Delivery to Discharge: Implementing Postpartum Guidelines into a Small Rural Hospital

The purpose of Amanda's Doctor of Nursing practice capstone project is to assist postpartum nurses in delivering education to postpartum patients and their families effectively, efficiently, and in a manner based on the best evidence. With more postpartum women being discharged from the hospital earlier following delivery, the ability of nurses to provide care and disseminate postpartum education has become significantly more challenging (Daughtery & Moore, 1998; Janssen, Keen, Seymour, Harris, Klien, & Reime, 2000). There is moderate evidence in the current literature-base indicating that mothers feel they did not receive adequate instruction regarding issues they felt were important (Berger & Loveland-Cook, 1998).