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March-April 2005 - Volume 30 - Issue 2
pp: 83-152

Editorial


SECOND OPINION


Should a Staff Nurse’s Age Be a Consideration in Making Patient and Shift Assignments?

Letvak, Susan A.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(2):84, March-April 2005.

We’re all getting older. How does the nurse over 50 cope with the rigors of staff nursing? Should our age be considered when assignments are made? Should older nurses be treated differently from their younger counterparts?

Infant Nutrition


THE NEW networking


letters


Erratum


toward evidence-based PRACTICE


Perinatal Patient Safety


Handling Handoffs Safely

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(2):152, March-April 2005.

It just might be the most dangerous time during clinical care—handing off a patient to a colleague. How can you make it safer?


WEB SITES FOR Postpartum Depression: Convenient, Frustrating, Incomplete, and Misleading

Summers, Audra L.; Logsdon, M. Cynthia

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(2):88-94, March-April 2005.

These nurses studied the Web sites for postpartum depression so you would have a better understanding of where to send your patients for quality information on this important topic.

Extrauterine Growth RESTRICTION: A Continuing Problem in the NICU

Coverston, Catherine R.; Schwartz, Rosanne

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(2):101-106, March-April 2005.

Do you know what extrauterine growth restriction is? What does your NICU do to combat it?

Screening for Abuse During Pregnancy:Implementing a Multisite Program

Higgins, Loretta P.; Hawkins, Joellen W.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(2):109-114, March-April 2005.

We all talk about using evidence on which to base our practice. These nurses did something about it, implementing an abuse assessment screening protocol in 13 institutions. Read about how they did it, so you will be able to do it, too.

Parenting Preterm Infants: A Meta-Synthesis

Swartz, Martha K.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(2):115-120, March-April 2005.

There have been many studies done on the difficulties of parenting preterm infants. Dr. Schwartz synthesized all their findings so it will be easier for you to see the big picture.

Effects of HIGH-RISK PREGNANCIES on Families

Sittner, Barbara J.; DeFrain, John; Hudson, Diane Brage

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(2):121-126, March-April 2005.

Being labeled “high risk” can affect the whole family. What family strengths help women cope with a high-risk pregnancy?

Parental Perceptions of the Lasting Effects of Infant Colic

Ellett, Marsha; Schuff, Emilie; Davis, Jennifer B.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(2):127-132, March-April 2005.

Have you ever lived with an infant with colic? These nurses examined the long-term effects of colic on families.

Neuroendocrine and Immune Relationships in Postpartum Fatigue

Groër, Maureen; Davis, Mitzi; Casey, Karyn; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(2):133-138, March-April 2005.

It’s an age-old question: why are new mothers so fatigued? These nurse reachers went beyond the usual explanations of lack of sleep and stress and examined the biology of postpartum fatigue.

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