March/April 2004 - Volume 29 - Issue 2
pp: 74-136

EDITORIAL


SECOND OPINION


Should L&D Staff Nurses Perform Amniotomies?: Writing for the PRO Position

Trapani, Karen

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 29(2):78, March/April 2004.

It's becoming more common for physicians to request that L&D nurses perform amniotomies when they do vaginal exams on women in labor. Is this a good idea?

INFANT NUTRITION


THE NEW NETWORKING


LETTERS


LETTERS: The Author Replies


TOWARD EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE


PERINATAL PATIENT SAFETY


Management of Oxytocin for Labor Induction and Augmentation

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 29(2):136, March/April 2004.

What is the number one cause of obstetrical liability claims and payout? This is it. Learn how to protect yourself, your institution, and your patients.


Cueing Into Infant Pain

Byers, Jacqueline Fowler; Thornley, Kristen

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 29(2):84-89, March/April 2004.

The fact is that newborns and infants feel pain, and it is our obligation to assess for it and provide relief. Read this review of what is known about assessment for newborn pain and pain assessment tools.

Paraprofessional Support for Pregnant & Parenting Women

Logsdon, M. Cynthia; Davis, Deborah Winders

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 29(2):92-97, March/April 2004.

Many have suggested that pregnant women could have better outcomes if they were given support and teaching, not necessarily by a professional, but by a lay person trained to do so. What do you think? These authors reviewed that literature for the answer.

Culture & Risk Taking in Adolescents' Behaviors

Christopherson, Toni Michelle; Jordan-Marsh, Maryalice

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 29(2):100-105, March/April 2004.

Adolescents can feel invulnerable and thus take many health risks. Does the culture of the adolescent play a part in his or her risk taking?

HOME- VERSUS HOSPITAL-LAUNDERED SCRUBS: A PILOT STUDY

Jurkovich, Priscilla

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 29(2):106-110, March/April 2004.

It's a debate in many institutions: should nurses and others launder their own scrubs? Should only hospital-laundered scrubs be worn? Read this interesting take on the subject.

Factors Influencing Pregnant Women's Perceptions of Risk

Heaman, Maureen; Gupton, Annette; Gregory, David

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 29(2):111-116, March/April 2004.

We are usually the ones who tell women their risk factors for various pregnancy ailments. What do the women think their risk factor are?

Intimate Violence in Adolescent Relationships Recognizing and Intervening

Seimer, Belinda S.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 29(2):117-121, March/April 2004.

Nurses who work with adolescents have a unique opportunity to form bonds, to assess for risk, and to intervene when dangerous relationships exist.

Supporting Psychosocial Adaptation for the Pregnant Adolescent in Corrections

Hufft, Anita G.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 29(2):122-127, March/April 2004.

Young women in correctional facilities have special health needs during pregnancy. This challenging population is the topic of Dr. Hufft's article.

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