July/August 2017 - Volume 42 - Issue 4 - Contributor Index

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Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Maternal Mental Health

Selix, Nancy; Henshaw, Erin; Barrera, Alinne; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(4):226-231, July/August 2017.

Creating an interdisciplinary approach for maternal mental health that includes professionals involved in policy, research, community advocacy, and clinical practice can improve access to care, streamline services, and improve maternal health outcomes. This article offers examples of interdisciplinary approaches that blend technology, education, research, policy, primary care, and mental health services and discusses their benefits and challenges for maternal mental health services.

Neonatal Male Circumcision: Still a Controversy

Beal, Judy A.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(4):233, July/August 2017.

Nurses have a vital role in offering information to parents about newborn male circumcision based on current evidence and recommendations from professional organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics. Our pediatric nursing expert, Dr. Beal, summarizes the issue, including potential risks, benefits and areas of controversy.

Sepsis in Obstetrics: Pathophysiology and Diagnostic Definitions

Parfitt, Sheryl E.; Bogat, Mary L.; Hering, Sandra L.; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(4):194-198, July/August 2017.

Sepsis in obstetrics can be challenging to identify in a timely manner so that appropriate treatment can be initiated within the first crucial hours to promote a positive outcome. The proposed pathophysiology of sepsis, new definitions associated with sepsis and septic shock, and application to maternity care are presented.

Sepsis in Obstetrics: Clinical Features and Early Warning Tools

Parfitt, Sheryl E.; Bogat, Mary L.; Hering, Sandra L.; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(4):199-205, July/August 2017.

Risk factors for obstetric sepsis, causes, signs and symptoms, and maternal early warning tools are discussed. A recent case is presented that highlights the potential for significant maternal morbidity when there is a delay in identification of development of sepsis during pregnancy and postpartum.

Sepsis in Obstetrics: Treatment, Prognosis, and Prevention

Parfitt, Sheryl E.; Bogat, Mary L.; Roth, Cheryl

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(4):206-209, July/August 2017.

Sepsis during pregnancy is one of the five leading causes of maternal mortality world-wide. Early recognition and prompt treatment are necessary to improve patient outcomes. Case studies, treatment strategies, prognosis, suggestions for education for clinicians and patients, and recommendations to prevent maternal sepsis are included.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Maternal Mental Health

Selix, Nancy; Henshaw, Erin; Barrera, Alinne; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(4):226-231, July/August 2017.

Creating an interdisciplinary approach for maternal mental health that includes professionals involved in policy, research, community advocacy, and clinical practice can improve access to care, streamline services, and improve maternal health outcomes. This article offers examples of interdisciplinary approaches that blend technology, education, research, policy, primary care, and mental health services and discusses their benefits and challenges for maternal mental health services.