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September/October 2020 - Volume 45 - Issue 5
pp: 253-316,E17-E20

Editorial


Implications of Missed Care, Nurse Staffing, and the Nursing Work Environment on Patient Outcomes in Maternity, Neonatal, and Pediatric Inpatient Settings

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(5):253, September/October 2020.

In this special topics series on maternity, neonatal, and pediatric nurse staffing and the nursing w...

Hot Topics in Maternity Nursing


Structural Competence

Wisner, Kirsten

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(5):308, September/October 2020.

Perinatal nurses can tailor care and supportive strategies by maintaining cultural competence, pract...

Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing


Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic for Pediatric Workplaces

Beal, Judy A.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(5):309, September/October 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the best of the best in nursing. Nurses are using scientific evidenc...

Breastfeeding


Protecting Milk Supply During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Spatz, Diane L.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(5):310, September/October 2020.

During the pandemic, supporting needs of childbearing families and the role of human milk as a lifes...

Global Health and Nursing


Self-Help-Plus: Making a Difference for Vulnerable Women

Callister, Lynn Clark

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(5):311, September/October 2020.

There are women globally whose life experiences have been different than many of our own: women who ...

Toward Evidence-Based Practice


Toward Evidence-Based Practice

Rohan, Annie J.; Krowchuk, Heidi V.; Lake, Eileen T.; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(5):312-314, September/October 2020.

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

Perinatal Patient Safety Column


Measuring Nurses' Contribution to Care and Outcomes is a Patient Safety Issue

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(5):316, September/October 2020.

Ability to accurately and reliably measure nursing care and link with patient outcomes is a safety i...


Association of Clinical Nursing Work Environment with Quality and Safety in Maternity Care in the United States

Clark, Rebecca R. S.; Lake, Eileen T.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(5):265-270, September/October 2020.

This study included 1,165 nurses from 166 maternity units in four states. One-third of nurses gave t...

Missed Nursing Care During Labor and Birth and Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding During Hospitalization for Childbirth

Simpson, Kathleen Rice; Lyndon, Audrey; Spetz, Joanne; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(5):280-288, September/October 2020.

When maternity nurses are caring for women in the context of inadequate nurse staffing, important as...

Impact of the Quality of Postpartum Sleep and its Health Determinants on Human Milk Volume

Carrega, Joanna; Lee, Shih-Yu; Clark, Patricia; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(5):289-295, September/October 2020.

In this study of new mothers, the relationship between sleep quality and breast milk volume was expl...

Intraoperative Mother and Baby Skin-to-Skin Contact during Cesarean Birth: Systematic Review

Frederick, Anitra; Fry, Tena; Clowtis, Licia

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(5):296-305, September/October 2020.

Placing the newborn skin-to-skin on the mother's chest after birth while cesarean surgery is complet...

CE Connection


Missed Nursing Care in Pediatric and Neonatal Care Settings: An Integrative Review

Ogboenyiya, Anisa A.; Tubbs-Cooley, Heather L.; Miller, Elaine; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(5):254-264, September/October 2020.

There is very little research about missed nursing care in the neonatal and pediatric inpatient sett...

Nurses' Experiences of “Being Swamped” in the Clinical Setting and Association with Adherence to AWHONN Nurse Staffing Guidelines

Roth, Cheryl; Brewer, Melanie A.; Bay, R. Curtis; More

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(5):271-279, September/October 2020.

When nurses are faced with high census and acuity without enough nurses to provide required care, th...