November/December 2010 - Volume 35 - Issue 6
pp: 313-364

Editorial


Second Opinion Column


Pediatric Resuscitation: Should Parents Be Present?

Krochuk, Heidi VonKoss; Markley, Abbey L.; Selos, Andrew Z.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 35(6):314-315, November/December 2010.

What's best for the child, the parents and the health care providers in this emergency situation?

Nutrition for the Family


Vitamin D: Taking Advantage of a Good Thing

Morin, Karen

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 35(6):357, November/December 2010.

How much vitamin D should parents and children be taking in? And what about using topical sunscreens? Are they preventing Vitamin D absorption?

Health Information Technology


Global Health and Nursing


Disaster Relief in Asia

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 35(6):359, November/December 2010.

The needs of women and children after disasters are described here, along with some of the Foundations which provide specific help.

TOWARD EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE: PDF Only


Perinatal Patient Safety


Patient Falls in the Perinatal Setting

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 35(6):364, November/December 2010.

Nurses often think of falls only as associated with geriatric populations, but Dr. Simpson explains how new Joint Commission standards on preventing falls apply in the perinatal setting.


Should Breastfeeding Mothers Avoid Allergenic Foods?

List, Betsy A.; Vonderhaar, Karen J.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 35(6):324-329, November/December 2010.

The questions that mothers have about breastfeeding can seem endless. What should they do about allergenic foods? What if they have allergies themselves? What if their babies are at risk for allergies? What is known about how to help these women?

Migrant Farmworker Mothers Talk About the Meaning of Food

Kilanowski, Jill F.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 35(6):330-335, November/December 2010.

As the country works to deal with an epidemic of childhood obesity, we should learn as much as we can about how mothers feed their children, and what foods they rely on. This usually forgotten population is examined by Dr. Kilanowski.

The Lived Experience of Pregnancy Complications in Single Older Women

Mandel, Deborah

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 35(6):336-340, November/December 2010.

We all want our patients to plan their pregnancies, and there are an increasing number of women on the cusp of menopause who decide to conceive before it is too late. What are their specific issues, and how can we best care for them?

Perinatal Grief in Latino Parents

Whitaker, Claudia; Kavanaugh, Karen; Klima, Carrie

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 35(6):341-345, November/December 2010.

Methods of expressing bereavement differ in varying cultures. For those who care for Latina mothers, it is imperative to know how Latinas deal with the difficult issue of perinatal grief.

CE Connection


The Tie That Binds: Relationships In Perinatal Bereavement

Limbo, Rana; Kobler, Kathie

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 35(6):316-321, November/December 2010.

Nurses who work with families experiencing perinatal bereavement need to be expert in developing caring relationships.

Reducing Neonatal Pain during Routine Heel Lance Procedures

Morrow, Carla; Hidinger, Andrea; Wilkinson-Faulk, Debbie

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 35(6):346-354, November/December 2010.

What is the best method of reducing neonatal pain during heel lancing? These nurses launched a randomized control trial of different methods to find out.