July-August 2007 - Volume 32 - Issue 4
pp: 207-264

EDITORIAL


SECOND OPINION


Should the HPV Vaccine Be Mandatory for Early Adolescent Girls?

Cruise, Erin

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(4):208, July-August 2007.

It has been all over the news, and now it is debated here for MCN's readers. The new HPV vaccine is here. Should it be mandatory?

Should the HPV Vaccine Be Mandatory for Early Adolescent Girls?

Anderson, Tamika L.; Krowchuk, Heidi VonKoss

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(4):209, July-August 2007.

It has been all over the news, and now it is debated here for MCN's readers. The new HPV vaccine is here. Should it be mandatory?

INFANT NUTRITION


THE NEW NETWORKING


Climate Change and Child Health

McCartney, Patricia R.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(4):255, July-August 2007.

Dr. McCartney has searched the Internet for just the right places for you to learn how to incorporate important concepts about global warming to your teaching of parents about child health.

GLOBAL HEALTH AND NURSING


TOWARD EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE


PERINATAL PATIENT SAFETY



The “HUG”: An Innovative Approach to Pediatric Nursing Care

Tedder, Jan; Register, Nancy

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(4):210-214, July-August 2007.

These family nurse practitioners have developed a model of pediatric nursing care that could help nurses to improve the nursing care they deliver to families.

Postpartum Fatigue and Evidence-Based Interventions

Corwin, Elizabeth J.; Arbour, Megan

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(4):215-220, July-August 2007.

We all know that postpartum fatigue exists; many of us have experienced it personally. These nurses explain the evidence-based interventions that we can institute for our patients with postpartum fatigue.

SELF-CARE IN CHILDREN WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES: A Survey of Mothers

Schmidt, Cynthia

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(4):223-229, July-August 2007.

Mothers have major responsibilities in helping diabetic children learn how to care for their diabetes themselves. Dr. Schmidt examined how this process works.

Implementing Newborn Mock Codes

Blakely, Teresa Gail

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(4):230-235, July-August 2007.

What is more important than functioning smoothly as a team when a code is called? Do you practice using newborn mock codes?

Nurses and Barriers to Screening for Intimate Partner Violence

Furniss, Kathleen; McCaffrey, Mary; Parnell, Vereene; More

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(4):238-243, July-August 2007.

These nurses used the Perinatal Listserv to discover why nurses all over the United States were reluctant to assess women for intimate partner violence.

Controversy: NEONATAL EXPOSURE TO PLASTICIZERS IN THE NICU

Pak, Victoria M.; Nailon, Regina E.; McCauley, Linda A.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(4):244-249, July-August 2007.

The research is controversial, but important to understand. Is there something that neonatal nurses can do to reduce exposure to plasticizers?

HOW THE NICU ENVIRONMENT SOUNDS TO A PRETERM INFANT: UPDATE

Thomas, Karen A.; Uran, Annie

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 32(4):250-253, July-August 2007.

Amid all the talk about reducing sound in the NICU, these nurses studied the topic and have clinical suggestions for you.


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