March/April 2017 - Volume 42 - Issue 2 - Contributor Index

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Childbirth and New Mother Experiences of Arab Migrant Women

Bawadi, Hala; Ahmad, Muayyad M.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(2):101-107, March/April 2017.

Arab Muslin women who have immigrated to the United Kingdom are generally pleased with the evolution of their family traditions. Without the support and advice of their extended family to guide routine decisions, they have realized freedom to conduct their lives as they wish and experienced closer relationships with their spouses. Immigration to the United Kingdom has a number of perceived positive aspects for Arab Muslim women.

Pediatric Medication Errors

Beal, Judy A.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing . 42(2):116, March/April 2017.

Pediatric mediation errors continue to be a risk of harm. The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommendations for giving liquid medications orally. Kitchen spoons are not appropriate to measure doses. Liquid medication should only be administered by an oral syringe that is metric based. Our pediatric nursing expert, Dr. Beal, explains how nurses can play an important role in teaching parents how to safely give medications to their children.