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March/April 2017 - Volume 42 - Issue 2
pp: 71-124,E6-E9

Editorial


Advice for Authors

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 42(2):71, March/April 2017.

MCN welcomes authors of all levels of experience from novice to expert. For writing tips, Nurse Auth...

Hot Topics in Maternity Nursing


Skin-to-Skin Care and Rooming-In: Safety Considerations

Killion, Molly M.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 42(2):115, March/April 2017.

New recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics about safety considerations during skin ...

Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing


Pediatric Medication Errors

Beal, Judy A.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 42(2):116, March/April 2017.

Pediatric mediation errors continue to be a risk of harm. The American Academy of Pediatrics has rec...

Breastfeeding


Is Routine Fortification of Human Milk for Babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Indicated?

Spatz, Diane L.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 42(2):117, March/April 2017.

Although multi-nutrient fortification of human milk for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit i...

Global Health and Nursing


Building on Strengths: Maya Midwifery International

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 42(2):118, March/April 2017.

Maya Midwifery International provides care to mothers and babies in areas with low resources in Guat...

Toward Evidence-Based Practice


Toward Evidence-Based Practice

Rohan, Annie; Krowchuk, Heidi; Lewis, Judith

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 42(2):120-122, March/April 2017.

Experts suggest how 6 research articles can be used in nursing practice.

Perinatal Patient Safety


Avoiding Adverse Events after Postpartum Hospital Discharge

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 42(2):124, March/April 2017.

The hospital discharge process for new mothers and babies after childbirth is not always as comprehe...


Mothers' Weaning Practices when Infants Breastfeed for More Than One Year

Cunniff, Addie; Spatz, Diane

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 42(2):88-94, March/April 2017.

Not much is known about weaning from breastfeeding after the baby is a year old or more. The literat...

Simulation as Part of Discharge Teaching for Parents of Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Raines, Deborah A.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 42(2):95-100, March/April 2017.

Parents watching the nurse caring for their baby, followed by return demonstrations are traditional ...

Childbirth and New Mother Experiences of Arab Migrant Women

Bawadi, Hala; Ahmad, Muayyad M.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 42(2):101-107, March/April 2017.

Arab Muslin women who have immigrated to the United Kingdom are generally pleased with the evolution...

Implications of Preterm Birth for Maternal Mental Health and Infant Development

Anderson, Cheryl; Cacola, Priscila

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 42(2):108-114, March/April 2017.

Preterm birth can be a traumatic event as it is many times unexpected and often leads to admission t...

CE Connection


Introducing Allergenic Food into Infants' Diets: Systematic Review

Larson, Katelin; McLaughlin, Jessica; Stonehouse, Mallory; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 42(2):72-80, March/April 2017.

Delaying introduction of potentially allergenic foods may have had unintended consequences of increa...

Labor Nurses' Views of Their Influence on Cesarean Birth

Simpson, Kathleen Rice; Lyndon, Audrey

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 42(2):81-87, March/April 2017.

Nurses play an important role in helping women in labor avoid avoid a cesarean birth. They offer emo...