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January-February 2010 - Volume 35 - Issue 1
pp: 5-64

EDITORIAL


SECOND OPINION


Should Social Media be Used to Communicate With Patients?

Krowchuk, Heidi V.; Lane, Susan H.; Twaddell, Jennifer W.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(1):6-7, January-February 2010.

It's all the rage: Facebook, MySpace, Twitter. Is it now time for us to work with our patients through social networking sites?

NUTRITION FOR THE FAMILY


Revised Pregnancy Weight Gain Recommendations

Morin, Karen H.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(1):58, January-February 2010.

This nutrition column starts 2010 with a new title and new focus. Dr. Morin will now write about all aspects of maternal/child nutrition, and in this first column she tells us about the Institute of Medicine's newly revised pregnancy weight gain guidelines.

HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


An Educational Resource for Health Information Technology

McCartney, Patricia R.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(1):59, January-February 2010.

Dr. McCartney starts this new year by completely altering her ongoing column. From now on she will focus on all aspects of Health Information Technology to help inform MCN's readers about all the many things they need to know in a new age of information.

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GLOBAL HEALTH AND NURSING


Together We Stand: Bolivian Initiatives

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(1):63, January-February 2010.

Bolivia has some of the worst child and maternal mortality statistics in Latin America. Learn what is happening there to address these problems.

PERINATAL PATIENT SAFETY


Quality Measures for Perinatal Care

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(1):64, January-February 2010.

This column teaches you some of the items that National Quality Forum is focusing on for safe perinatal care. Dr. Simpson has been an integral part of this process.


Maternal Experience with Neonatal Jaundice

Brethauer, Margaret; Carey, Lynn

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(1):8-14, January-February 2010.

These nurses wanted to know what happens to mothers who are sent home with a baby with jaundice. What do they experience? What do they need?

Caring for the Pregnant Woman With Neurofibromatosis

Gresham, Deborah D.; Braunlin, Jeri Lynn; Vuckovich, Susan K.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(1):18-23, January-February 2010.

Women with high risk conditions such as neurofibromatosis require specialized, coordinated care during pregnancy and postpartum. Read about how this CNS planned nursing care for the optimal health of this mother and child.

If Transmen Can Have Babies, How Will Perinatal Nursing Adapt?

Adams, Ellise D.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(1):26-32, January-February 2010.

Those of us who work in pediatrics are used to dealing with male patients, but for the perinatal nurse, specifically the nurse in obstetrics, what happens when the pregnant patient is a man? Ms. Adams has carefully described the new world situation of transmen having babies so you will know what to do when a similar patient arrives at your unit.

POSTPARTUM FOLLOW-UP: Can Psychosocial Support Reduce Newborn Readmissions?

Barilla, Dora; Marshak, Helen Hopp; Anderson, S. Eric; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(1):33-39, January-February 2010.

Newborn hospital readmission is a major problem in our healthcare system. Can it be avoided by more careful attention to the new maternal/infant dyad in the home postpartum?

Perceptions Regarding Oocyte Donation in a Group of Female College Students

STEVENS, JOANNE B.; HAYES, CASSANDRA

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(1):40-46, January-February 2010.

Young women in college are often targeted for egg donation in college newspapers. These nurses wanted to know what average college-age women know about that topic.

The Lived Experience of Jordanian Women who Received Family Support During Labor

Khresheh, Reham; Barclay, Lesley

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(1):47-51, January-February 2010.

We take it for granted in the US — women have family or friends to support them during labor if they so choose. Not so in other countries. Dr. Khresheh provides a compelling research argument in the women's own words about why family support is desirable.

Securing the Safety of Our Most Precious Cargo: SAFE KIDS

Vick, Judith W.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 35(1):52-57, January-February 2010.

These nurses set up a program to help teach parents about child safety seats. Learn how you can do the same.