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Nasal Airway Clearance for Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is a leading cause of emergency department visits and hospitalization in the first year of life in the United States and has high associated costs. Although the American Academy of Pediatrics has offered clinical practice guidelines for care of infants and children with bronchiolitis, they are not consistently followed in the acute care setting. A review of evidence-based treatment for bronchiolitis is presented.

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Airway Clearance for the Preterm Newborn

The need for evidence-based clinical guidelines on a national level is crucial to develop protocols, integrate them into clinical practice, and allow for detailed documentation for airway clearance in preterm newborns. Without a well-defined, standardized method of airway clearance, clinical practices may vary. In this study, preterm newborn airway clearance varied significantly among caregivers. This discrepancy can result in negative health outcomes for preterm babies.

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Screening for Postpartum Depression by Hospital-Based Perinatal Nurses

Postpartum depression is the most common complication of childbirth, affecting 10% to 15% of new mothers. In this study, hospital-based perinatal nurses screened women prior to discharge from the hospital after birth for postpartum depression and followed up with a telephone call several weeks later. Women were receptive to the screening and follow-up calls. Nurses are in an optimal position to screen for postpartum depression and make sure women get appropriate and timely referral and treament.

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Perceptions of an Obstetric Clinical Rotation by Nursing Students Who Are Men

Nursing students who are men do not always feel welcome in maternity nursing. In this study, nursing students who are men offered perceptions of the experience of their maternity nursing clinical rotation. Results can be helpful in interacting with nursing students who are men on maternity units.

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Outcome Measures in Interventions That Enhance Breastfeeding Initiation, Duration, and Exclusivity: A Systematic Review

This systematic review highlights gaps in the literature on interventions to promote breasting. Without a core set of measures that are consistently used by breastfeeding researchers, it is challenging to identify and design interventions that help new mothers meet their breastfeeding goals.

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