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A comprehensive review of chromosome microarray is presented including how testing is performed and results are analyzed. A case report highlights how the technology is applied in clinical practice and the benefits and limitations of scientific and bioinformatics genetic technology. This information is valuable for maternal child nurses in all practice settings.
An overview of pediatric medication errors in the outpatient setting with a focus on errors in medication administration and the contributing effects of parental health literacy is presented.
Many women who quit smoking after learning they are pregnant revert back to smoking after birth of their baby. The authors describe the Helping Women Stop Smoking in Pregnancy and Beyond education program designed for perinatal nurses to help inform women of negative risks of smoking and offer women effective strategies to avoid the high probability of resuming smoking after birth.
Women of childbearing age who are at risk of becoming pregnant do not always practice health promoting behaviors. As many pregnancies are unintended, all women of childbearing age could benefit from support and encouragement from nurses to be as healthy as they can by taking multivitamins and folic acid, avoiding smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight through a balanced diet and moderate activity.
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Results of this systematic review highlight the significant gaps in knowledge about effective interventions to promote successful breastfeeding.
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2015 MCN Research Paper of the Year
Parenting Perceptions of Low-Income Mothers
Published in MCN, March/April 2015 - Volume 40, Issue 2
Authors: Webb, Jenny MSN, RN; Morris, Melanie Hall MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC, CCE; Thomas, Sandra P. PhD, RN, FAAN; Combs-Orme, Terri PhD
2015 MCN Practice Paper of the Year
Concussion Evaluation and Mangement in Pediatrics
Published in MCN,
March/April 2015 - Volume 40 - Issue 2
Authors: Rivera, Robin G. MSN, RN, FNP-BC; Roberson, Susan P. MSN, RN, ANP-BC; Whelan, Margaret EdD, RN, FNP-BC; Rohan, Annie PhD, RN, NNP/PNP-BC
NEW FREE Content on MCN!
MCN is now offering some exciting and important articles as "Published Ahead of Print" (PAP). Every 2 months MCN's website will contain additional PAP articles, free to you as the reader, which are on the website months before they will appear in printed form.
Future issues of MCN will contain full length articles on the following topics and others:
- Posttraumatic Growth after Birth Trauma
- Chromosome Microarray
- Medication Errors in Outpatient Pediatrics
- Preconception Health Behaviors of Low-Income Women
- Smoking Relapse Prevention after Birth
- Interventions That Enhance Breastfeeding: Systematic Review
- Special Issue on Maternity Care Quality Improvement
- Designing and Moving into a New Labor and Birth Unit
- Expert Experiences with New Maternity Facilities for Large Volume Services
- Process Improvements for Maternity Services: Clinical Enhancements for OB Triage, Labor Induction, and Cesarean Birth
- Fetal Care Team: Care for Pregnant Women Carrying a Fetus with a Serious Diagnosis
- Integrative Therapies for Hospitalized Pregnant Women
- Maternal Hemorrhage Quality Collaborative: Lessons Learned from the CMQCC Project
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