January-February 2009 - Volume 34 - Issue 1
pp: 5-72

Fresh Perspectives on Intrapartum Nursing Care

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(1):5, January-February 2009.

The literature on intrapartum nursing care is sparse in comparison to the literature on the specifics of other perinatal specialties. This special issue of MCN is an effort to change that.


Should All Laboring Women Be Offered Cultures for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus?

Treacy, Joan

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(1):6, January-February 2009.

The newspapers seem to carry stories about MRSA all the time these days. What is the risk of MRSA for laboring women and their infants? Is it such that routine cultures should be done during labor?


OXYTOCIN AS A HIGH-ALERT MEDICATION: IMPLICATIONS FOR PERINATAL PATIENT SAFETY

Simpson, Kathleen Rice; Knox, G. Eric

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(1):8-15, January-February 2009.

The medication given so often by perinatal nurses is examined here, in a whole new light.

Failure to Rescue as a Process Measure to Evaluate Fetal Safety During Labor

Beaulieu, Michele J.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(1):18-23, January-February 2009.

Research about perinatal safety is sorely needed. Dr. Beaulieu provides us with a new way to measure safety during labor.

Caring for the Extremely Obese Woman During Pregnancy and Birth

James, Dotti C.; Maher, Mary Ann

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(1):24-30, January-February 2009.

Women who suffer from extreme obesity require specialized care during pregnancy and during labor. Are you equipped to offer such care?

Clinical Disagreements During Labor and Birth: How Does Real Life Compare to Best Practice?

SIMPSON, KATHLEEN RICE; LYNDON, AUDREY

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(1):31-39, January-February 2009.

We've all been there. One provider thinks a treatment is necessary, and another disagrees. What's the best option for the nurse?

Trends and Controversies in Labor Induction

Moleti, Carole Ann

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(1):40-47, January-February 2009.

Labor inductions have increased exponentially in the past decade. What are the controversies surrounding this phenomenon?

Women's Lived Experience of Their Unexpected Birthing Process

Goldbort, Joanne Gerstner

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(1):57-62, January-February 2009.

Not every birth is a happy one, and not every woman comes away feeling satisfied with her experience. Read what these women had to say, and what you can do to help women like these feel happier with the birthing process.



Breastfeeding Immediately After Birth

Morin, Karen H.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(1):63, January-February 2009.

Intrapartum nurses possess the power to alter usual practices in institutions that discourage immediate breastfeeding, and help women to begin breastfeeding while still in L&D. The science tells us this increases breastfeeding duration overall.


Audit Trails and Electronic Record Discovery

McCartney, Patricia R.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(1):64, January-February 2009.

Documenting the care given in the electronic medical record is vital. Dr. McCartney explains how audit trails work in these systems for intrapartum nurses.


Mamawasi: Culturally Sensitive Birthing for Peruvian Women

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(1):66, January-February 2009.

Intrapartum care needs to be culturally relevant in order to meet women's needs. Dr. Callister describes such an effort in Peru.



1 2 3 4 5