Angels Guidelines

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by Barbara Smith, R.N., B.S.N

  • Since 2003, Angels has bridged maternal-fetal medicine and neonatology to rural areas through technology. An integral part of this effort is evidence-based obstetrical and neonatal guidelines that define best practices, tailored for Arkansas’ women and babies.
  • The Angels guidelines were developed to improve health care access in Arkansas and to aid health care providers in making decisions about appropriate patient care. The needs of the individual patient, resources available, and limitations unique to the institution or type of practice may warrant variations.
  • Annually reviewed and updated by content experts, the guidelines combine national evidence-based standards with clinical experience plus resources that are available in Arkansas.
  • In the past five years, at least one registrant from 65 of 75 Arkansas counties has accessed the guidelines.
  • Additionally, 46 states and D.C. plus 28 foreign countries are represented by guideline registrants.
  • Over 2,000 health care providers utilize this resource.

The most frequently viewed guidelines over the last six months:

  •  Obstetrical
    • Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
    • Preterm Labor
    • Diabetes in Pregnancy
    • Prelabor Rupture of Membranes
    • Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Neonatal
    • Neonatal Infections (Group B Streptococcus)
    • Glucose Homeostasis
    • Regionalization of Perinatal Care for Arkansas
    • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
    • Breastfeeding

Freely access over 165 time-saving obstetrical and neonatal guidelines 24/7 from your computer or mobile device at