by Nekose Wills | OBOS program assistant
The Coalition for Improving Maternity Services (CIMS) has started the Mother-Friendly Nurse Recognition Initiative, which aims to recognize nurses who are dedicated to using an evidence-based model of care to improve health outcomes of birthing women and their babies.
CIMS will confer recognition to nurses who provide maternity care services consistent with the 10 Steps of the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiative (pdf). These nurses keep the best interest of women and babies at the forefront while embracing the MCFI as their guiding philosophical approach to the care of birthing women.
Given the vital role nurses play in patient care and satisfaction, we are glad that CIMS recognizes their importance as well as the purpose of evidence-based care, even when it is not the popular choice.