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A Whooping Cough Education Module for WIC Clients in Utah

Luthy, Karlen E.; Anderson, Alicia; Macintosh, Janelle; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 42(5):283-288, September/October 2017.

Whooping cough can be devastating for babies and children. In this quality improvement project, the authors developed and tested an electronic educational module about whooping cough for women enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children in Utah.

A Whooping Cough Education Module for WIC Clients in Utah

Luthy, Karlen E.; Anderson, Alicia; Macintosh, Janelle; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 42(5):283-288, September/October 2017.

Whooping cough can be devastating for babies and children. In this quality improvement project, the authors developed and tested an electronic educational module about whooping cough for women enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children in Utah.

Influences on Infant Feeding: Perceptions of Mother-Father Parent Dyads

Majee, Wilson; Thullen, Matthew J.; Davis, Alexandra N.; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 42(5):289-294, September/October 2017.

This study includes 24 mother-father parent dyads who were interviewed about potential influences on their infant and toddler feeding practices. Parents offered a number of influencing factors including peer behavior reinforcement, suggestions from grandparents, healthcare provider infant feeding support, workplace flexibility, public perception on breastfeeding, and social media. Nurses can use these data to engage parents in healthy infant and toddler feeding.

The New Parent Checklist: A Tool to Promote Parental Reflection

Keys, Elizabeth M.; McNeil, Deborah A.; Wallace, Donna A.; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 42(5):276-282, September/October 2017.

A new parent checklist was developed and tested in a three-phase process. Information provided in the checklist on parenting, relationships, and personal and family needs can be a valuable resource in reducing parental knowledge gaps, particularly those related to psychosocial support.

A Stress Coping App for Hospitalized Pregnant Women at Risk for Preterm Birth

Jallo, Nancy; Thacker, Leroy R. II; Menzies, Victoria; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 42(5):257-262, September/October 2017.

An app for pregnant women hospitalized with complications of preterm labor was prospectively evaluated. The app included study measures, an educational overview of concepts, four guided imagery audio files to be listened to daily, and a stress self-assessment scale to be used before and after each use. All participants reported benefits from using the app and provided suggestions for improvement.

Parent Education is Changing: A Review of Smartphone Apps

Davis, Deborah Winders; Logsdon, M. Cynthia; Vogt, Krista; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 42(5):248-256, September/October 2017.

A critique of 46 parenting apps available in a commonly used online app store is presented using established criteria and health literacy guidelines. Many of the apps do not offer details of the source of their information and there was limited functionality, with none providing a customized experience. Mobile health solutions require rigorous research before nurses can recommend them as valid and reliable avenues for parent education.