January/February 2012 - Volume 37 - Issue 1
pp: 7-72

Editorial


Second Opinion


Should Children Visit Patients in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU)?

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask; Barchue, Sylvia M; Morgan, Aneita

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(1):8-9, January/February 2012.

Is it good for the patients? Good for the families? Good for the child? Read the debate and make up your own mind.

Nutrition for the Family


Embracing the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding

Morin, Karen H.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(1):64, January/February 2012.

Nurses have been at the forefront of efforts to increase breastfeeding rates. Now we have a powerful ally.

Health Information Technology


Global Health and Nursing


Toward Evidence-Based Practice: PDF Only


Perinatal Patient Safety


Just Say No

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(1):71, January/February 2012.

Remember the “Just Say No Campaign”? It referred to illegal drugs. Dr. Simpson has a new idea about a drug that nurses should start saying no to.


Understanding Hydatidiform Mole

DiGiulio, Mary; Wiedaseck, Susan; Monchek, Ruth

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(1):30-34, January/February 2012.

This mysterious diagnoses can be the precursor of serious illness. How much do you know about it?

Interruptions toBreastfeeding Dyads in an DRP Unit

Morrison, Barbara; Ludington-Hoe, Susan

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(1):36-41, January/February 2012.

We all want to increase the rates of breastfeeding. Would it help if we decreased the number of times breastfeeding women were interrupted while they were breastfeeding in the hospital?

Teaching Guatemala Midwives About Postpartum Hemorrhage

Garcia, Kimberly; Morrison, Fellow, Barbara; Savrin, Carol

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(1):42-47, January/February 2012.

These nurses and midwives have dedicated their careers to helping to decrease maternal and infant mortality in a resource poor nation. Read what they teach to traditional midwives.

Eating Disorders and Pregnancy: Supporting the Anorexic or Bulimic Expectant Mother

Zauderer, Cheryl R.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(1):48-55, January/February 2012.

How do you practice your best nursing skills with pregnant women with disordered eating? Dr. Zauderer has a case study and the facts from the literature for you.

Weight-Management Information Needs of Postpartum Women

Ohlendorf, Jennifer M.; Weiss, Marianne E.; Ryan, Polly

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(1):56-63, January/February 2012.

One thing we can count on: pregnant women want to lose the “baby weight.” How can we best help them do it?

CE Connection


Beginning at the Bottom: Evidence-Based Care of Diaper Dermatitis

Heimall, Lauren M.; Storey, Beth; Stellar, Judith J.; More

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(1):10-16, January/February 2012.

Have you witnessed a clinical practice in your institution and said to yourself “Why do we do that?” These nurses did and put together a strong evidence-based practice change. You can use this as a model.

Women's Perceptions of CenteringPregnancy: A Focus Group Study

Herrman, Judith W.; Rogers, Stephanie; Ehrenthal, Deborah B.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 37(1):19-26, January/February 2012.

Women who participated in group prenatal care explain how they felt about it.