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September-October 2004 - Volume 29 - Issue 5
pp: 278-336

Editorial


SECOND OPINION


Does an Electronic Infant Security System Ensure a More Secure Hospital Environment?: Writing for the PRO Position

Cox, Joanne M.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 29(5):280, September-October 2004.

Many institutions feel compelled to purchase electronic infant security systems. What do you think about this issue?

Infant Nutrition


THE NEW networking


The Electronic Health Record

McCartney, Patricia

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 29(5):328, September-October 2004.

Dr. McCartney explains the National Health Information Infrastructure (NHII), a policy initiative to move the U.S. toward electronic health records.

toward evidence-based PRACTICE


Perinatal Patient Safety



Methods to Test Feeding Tube Placement in Children

Westhus, Nina

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 29(5):282-287, September-October 2004.

What is the best way to determine correct placement of a feeding tube in an infant or a child? This nurse can tell you the answer.

Using Principles of Newborn Behavioral State Organization to Facilitate Breastfeeding

Karl, Donna J.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 29(5):292-298, September-October 2004.

We all want to help women with breastfeeding. This expert nurse explains how we can be better at that job, while teaching women what they need to know about newborn states.

Grandmother Caregivers and Caregiver Burden

Dowdell, Elizabeth Burgess

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 29(5):299-304, September-October 2004.

It’s not unusual anymore for grandmothers to assume the parental role when grandchildren are in need. How do grandmothers deal with the many challenges of the burden of caring for young children?

PERINATAL GRIEF ONLINE

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 29(5):305-311, September-October 2004.

Dr. Capitulo studied an online perinatal bereavement listserv to see how it helped bereaved parents. Her results can teach us to suggest new and innovative methods of coping for our patients.

Current Thoughts on Healthy Term Infant Nutrition: The First Twelve Months

Morin, Karen H.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 29(5):312-317, September-October 2004.

We’re seeing new formulas all the time. What are the recommendations for using them? Which nutrients should we be concerned about?

A Nurse-Managed Universal Newborn Hearing Screen Program

Brennan, Rita Allen

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 29(5):320-325, September-October 2004.

These nurses instituted a universal newborn hearing screening program. Read this article to learn how to accomplish this important task.