July/August 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 4
pp: 213-272


TIOP III: Important Guidance for Nursing Practice

Freda, Margaret Comerford

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(4):213, July/August 2011.

The March of Dimes has published the latest in its series of professional monographs, this time about quality improvement and safety intiatives

Second Opinion Column

Should Children With Type 1 Diabetes Be Hospitalized at Diagnosis?

Beal, Judy; Grey, Margaret; Doyle, Elizabeth A.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(4):214-215, July/August 2011.

The diagnosis of diabetes is a major life stressor for children and their families. Such a diagnosis requires intensive nursing care and teaching. Where should this teaching and care be provided? The debaters bring their many years of professional experience to provide their informed opinions.

Nutrition for the Family

Health Information Technology


Global Health and Nursing

Perinatal Patient Safety

Avoiding Confusion of Maternal Heart Rate With Fetal Heart Rate During Labor

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(4):272, July/August 2011.

It can happen, and the results can be devastating. Dr. Simpson explains how you can avoid this perinatal patient safety pitfall.

Mentoring Fathers of Children Newly Diagnosed with T1DM

Sullivan-Bolyai, Susan; Bova, Carol; Lee, Mary; More

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(4):224-231, July/August 2011.

We always talk about family-centered care, but in reality we nurses deal with mothers most often. In this interesting twist, nurses recruited fathers to be in an intervention group who were given social support and taught at home about their child's newly diagnosed diabetes.

Review of Interventions to Relieve Postpartum Pain From Perineal Trauma

Robin Petersen, Melanie

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(4):241-245, July/August 2011.

When is the best time to begin non-pharmaceutical interventions for perineal pain? What materials should be used? Should your institution invest in commercial cold packs?

Developing Low-Literacy Health Education Materials For Women

Wilson, Lindsey D.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(4):246-251, July/August 2011.

The patients we care for need appropriate written materials to accompany our teaching. Dr. Wilson explains the latest research in this topic, and shows you how to develop effective health education materials.

Hospital-to-Home Transition of Mothers of Preterm Infants

Griffin, Junyanee Boonmee; Pickler, Rita H.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(4):252-257, July/August 2011.

Leaving the hospital with an NICU graduate can be stressful for the family as mothers struggle to adjust to 24 hour care and taking on the maternal role full time.

The Process of "Persevering Toward Normalcy" After Childbirth

Doering, Jennifer; Durfor, Stephanie L.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(4):258-265, July/August 2011.

How do new mothers adjust to the fatigue and lack of sleep encountered in the first 6 months postpartum? What strategies do they use?

CE Connection

Health Beliefs and Practices of Muslim Women During Ramadan

Kridli, Suha Al-Oballi

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(4):216-221, July/August 2011.

The Muslim religion should be of particular interest for perinatal nurses, since one of its tenets requires special dietary rules which may or may not affect the health of the mother and her fetus. Learn what you need to know about pregnancy and the Muslim religion in this article

Perinatal Implications of Sickle Cell Disease

MacMullen, Nancy J.; Dulski, Laura A.

MCN, American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing. 36(4):232-238, July/August 2011.

Sickle cell disease is a serious illness which can have a negative effect on pregnancy outcome.