Articles by Courtney Stanley Sundin, MSN, RNC-OB

Amniotic Fluid Embolism

Sundin, Courtney Stanley; Mazac, Lauren Bradham

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 42(1):29-35, January/February 2017.

Amniotic fluid embolism is an unpredictable and potentially lethal complication of pregnancy. Maternal and fetal mortality remain high, although improvements in critical care over the years have contributed to better survival rates. An overview of what is known about amniotic fluid embolism is presented along with an exemplar case.

Implementing Skin-to-Skin Care in the Operating Room After Cesarean Birth

Sundin, Courtney Stanley; Mazac, Lauren Bradham

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 40(4):249-255, July/August 2015.

Placing the baby skin to skin with the mother in the OR after cesarean birth may have positive implications for maternal satisfaction with the birth experience and maternal perceptions of pain during the surgical procedure. Infant safety should be supported by a nurse with the mother and baby during the skin to skin process.

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

Sundin, Courtney Stanley

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 39(4):220-224, July/August 2014.

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy is a rare, but serious life threatening emergency that occurs during pregnancy and postpartum. Important clinical features and a case example are provided to highlight what you need to know.