Click on the following links to view Joyce Edmond's webinar on Using
Nurse-Level Cesarean Rates for QI, with an introduction from Debra
To access the Zoom video and sound recording, please click here:
PQI Champions Webinar: Using Nurse-Level Cesarean Rates for QI
Following are the main objectives of the webinar:
1) Describe why measuring RN cesarean birth rates matters.
2) Outline the challenges of measuring RN cesarean birth rates.
3) Discuss the pros and cons of measuring RN cesarean birth rates.
Click here to visit the PQI Champions Series library page, where you can access recordings and information from our previous webinars.
K. Edmonds, Ph.D., M.P.H., RN, is an associate professor at the Connell
School of Nursing. Her primary research concentration is in maternal
health. She has approached this topic from a public health perspective
in both the domestic and global contexts, exploring factors that
influence maternal mortality and cesarean delivery rates. Themes of her
research include women’s childbirth beliefs and health seeking
behaviors; the influence of social and cultural factors on birth
outcomes; and the influence of the nursing profession on interventions
and outcomes in childbirth. She is currently investigating how to
measure the influence of labor and delivery nurses on birth outcomes and
the factors that shape their practice patterns. The goals of her
program of research are to support physiologic labor and birth in
childbearing women and to improve the quality and equity of maternity
Edmonds holds the following certifications: Advanced Public Health
Nurse, Board Certified, (APHN, BC), American Nurses Credentialing Center
(ANCC) Certification in Public Health (CPH), and National Board of
Public Health Examiners.
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