This study examined the
physical assessment ability of Mongolian nurses and midwives engaged in maternal care and the factors that could
influence this ability. We found that nurses and midwives from
prefectural hospitals had higher scores than those from national and district (soum) hospitals. The latter group could
not perform more than half of the 28 tested procedures on their own, even
though most had over 10 years’ experience. Therefore, to decrease the Mongolian
maternal mortality ratio, we argue that in-service training for nurses and
midwives in both the capital city and peripheral areas is needed.
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Akao, S. , Tanabe, K. , Dorjsuren, B. and Higuchi, M. (2013) Physical assessment ability of nurses and midwives on maternal care in Mongolia. Health
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