March-April 2010 - Volume 35 - Issue 2
pp: 69-124

Editorial


Second Opinion


Should Open Visitation Be the Norm in Neonatal Intensive Care Units?

Krochuk, Heidi vonKoss; Garris, Brandy R.; Quinlan-Colwell, Ann

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(2):70-71, March-April 2010.

One of the last bastions of the philosophy "Keep Out" is NICU. Why restrict visitors?

Nutrition for the Family


Health Information Technology


HIT: What's the Value for Nursing?

McCartney, Patricia R.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(2):117, March-April 2010.

Nurses are worried that instituting HIT in their clinical settings will take too much time. Dr. McCartney explains why that's not true.

Global Health and Nursing


Poor Women Always Pay Back

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(2):118, March-April 2010.

When poverty stricken women are given a chance for a new life for themselves and their children through monetary loans, the results are incredible.

Perinatal Patient Safety



Overcoming the Challenges: Maternal Movement and Positioning to Facilitate Labor Progress

Zwelling, Elaine

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(2):72-78, March-April 2010.

Dr. Zwelling, a world class expert on positioning in labor, shares her knowledge with MCN'sreaders. Elaine Zwelling, PhD, RN, LCCE, FACCE

Delayed VERSUS Immediate Pushing in Second Stage of Labor

Kelly, Mary; Johnson, Eileen; Lee, Vickie; More

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(2):81-88, March-April 2010.

These staff nurses wanted to know if they could improve laboring women's experiences by instituting delayed pushing. Read what they did, and how they did it.

Controversy and Evidence about Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Pregnancy

Forest, Sharron

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(2):89-95, March-April 2010.

Smoking cessation in pregnancy is so important. Should our pregnant patients be offered nicotine replacement?

An Updated Review of of Evidence to Discourage Douching

Cottrell, Barbara Hansen

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(2):102-107, March-April 2010.

Are you proactive in finding out what women know about douching? This article will convince you to do so.

African American Women & Unplanned Cesarean Birth

Fries, Kathleen S.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(2):110-115, March-April 2010.

What are women thinking when we're rushing around trying to get an unplanned cesarean birth underway? How does it affect them?