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Amy Fuller, Charlotte Stone
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December 255, 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
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December 255, 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
Ashley L Hodges, Deborah K Walker
Women are inundated with advertisements for products promising younger-looking, healthier skin. The truth is that many of these products can be expensive and produce results that do not live up to the claims. Health care providers can educate women about proven best practices and how to evaluate products' claims of benefits. The best advice is that a well-balanced diet, adequate hydration, use of a topical moisturizer, protection from the sun, and avoiding smoking and tobacco are the most effective measures to not only healthy skin but a healthful life...
December 255, 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
Allyssa L Harris
Depression is a significant health issue for women of reproductive age. A number of professional organizations have issued guidance regarding perinatal depression screening. However, some health care providers are reluctant to screen women. This column takes a second look at two recent research studies in which investigators examined the barriers to and facilitators of perinatal depression screening.
December 255, 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
Kathryn A Espenshade, Lisa Hreniuk
Our obstetric nursing unit was faced with low patient satisfaction scores in the area of pain management. We wondered if enabling women to control their own over-the-counter medication administration would help with the scores. Working together with interdisciplinary teams, members of this nursing unit implemented practice changes and, in the process, realized improved patient satisfaction scores.
December 255, 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
Jenna Alana LoGiudice
For women who have experienced sexual abuse, the physical changes associated with pregnancy and the lack of control during birth can be catalysts for trauma from past abuse to resurface. This systematic review offers women's health care providers a thorough evaluation of the state of the science on survivors' childbearing experiences. The literature shows that lack of control, dissociation, and flashbacks are common themes. Re-experiencing of the trauma occurred during various stages of childbirth and was traumatizing to women...
December 255, 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
Martha E Farrar Highfield, Carolyn Scharf-Swaller, Lawrence Chu
Simulation may help both novice and experienced clinicians maintain competence in managing high-risk, low-frequency obstetric and perinatal complications and emergencies. Therefore, we designed a pre-/posttest study to determine whether a day of nurse-led lecture plus low-fidelity simulation would increase registered nurses' self-assessed knowledge and confidence in managing five high-risk obstetric/perinatal situations. The Nursing Management of OB/Perinatal Complications & Emergencies (NursOB) scale was distributed to 67 labor/birth and postpartum nurses before and after a simulation training day...
December 255, 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
Patricia D Suplee, Lisa Kleppel, Anne Santa-Donato, Debra Bingham
Maternal morbidity and mortality rates remain high in the United States compared with other developed countries. Of particular concern is the rise in postpartum deaths, because many of the risk factors for complications associated with maternal morbidity and mortality may not be clearly identified before a woman's discharge after birth. Although nurses provide some form of postpartum discharge education to all women who give birth, the information women receive on common potential complications is not always consistent or evidence based...
December 255, 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
Cindra Holland, Peggy Foster, Deborah Ulrich, Kathryn Adkins
We implemented an evidence-based practice improvement project at a health care facility in the Midwestern United States to address the increasing rate of cesarean surgical site infections. Women who experienced cesarean birth were cared for using a standardized evidence-based protocol including preoperative and postoperative care and education. In addition, a team-created educational video was used by both women and their families during the postoperative period and at home after discharge. This new protocol resulted in a decrease in the rate of cesarean surgical site infections from 1...
December 255, 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
Cresilda T Newsom
Diagnostic ultrasound can be used in late pregnancy to assess a fetus's condition, especially when there are complications. However, it remains controversial to carry out scans in late pregnancy on all pregnant women. Reasons for performing these scans include detecting clinical conditions that place a fetus or woman at high risk that would not necessarily have been detected by other means (such as clinical examination) and for which subsequent management would improve perinatal outcomes.
December 255, 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
Mary C Brucker
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December 255, 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
Karen L Towne
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June 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
Roger Rholdon
There have been various campaigns and recommendations to decrease the incidence of sudden unexpected infant death. Despite this, caregivers continue to place infants in unsafe sleeping environments. These environments, such as sitting devices, slings, carriers, and car seats, pose a significant risk to an infant's safety because of the risk from suffocation and cardiorespiratory instability. It is important for health care providers to understand the appropriate use of car seats, slings, and other sitting devices, to model appropriate behaviors, and to educate parents and caregivers...
June 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
Heidi Collins Fantasia
Marijuana is the most commonly used recreational drug in the United States, including among women of childbearing age and women who are pregnant. Changing legal statutes that allow for the use of medical marijuana and the decriminalization of marijuana for personal use reflect more permissive societal views on the use of this drug. Active compounds in marijuana cross the placenta rapidly and are excreted in breast milk. Results of studies of the effects of marijuana on a developing fetus and neonate are conflicting, but researchers have identified chronic marijuana exposure as a risk factor for preterm birth and small-for-gestational-age infants...
June 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
Allyssa L Harris, Chiamaka S Okorie
Recreational and medicinal marijuana uses have become more prevalent in recent years. Women's health nurses are increasingly likely to encounter pregnant women who use or have used marijuana. Research has found that inadequate screening for substance use, inadequate knowledge about the effects of marijuana use, and punitive counseling are barriers to women's understanding of the importance of seeking treatment for substance use. Provision of evidence-based counseling, education, and resources support women and strengthen the patient-provider relationship...
June 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
Pamela Harris-Haman, Lenora Brown, Susan Massey, Sivaranjani Ramamoorthy
Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is an inherited metabolic disorder that affects the body's ability to metabolize amino acids. If left untreated, it places newborns at risk for life-threatening health problems, including episodes of illness called metabolic crisis. Newborn screening for MSUD should ideally be done within the first 24 to 48 hours after birth. With proper screening, along with genetic counseling, nutritional counseling, primary care follow-up, and ongoing monitoring, newborns with MSUD can typically go on to live healthful lives...
June 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
Debora M Dole, Jacquelyn Martin
Initiation of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) in the immediate postpartum period is becoming more common, resulting in increased requests for early removal, primarily because of unpredictable bleeding patterns. Competing interests of healthful spacing of pregnancies, impact on breastfeeding, risks associated with pregnancy versus contraceptive method, potential adverse effects of LARC, and timing of informed consent make immediate postpartum initiation of LARC an important issue. Nearly 40% of women do not attend a postpartum visit at all, resulting in decreased initiation of contraception and increased risk of unplanned pregnancy...
June 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
Jo Ann Walsh Dotson, Rowena Pineda, Hannah Cylkowski, Solmaz Amiri
We describe the development and evaluation of an iPad application to promote knowledge of tobacco risk and cessation resources for pregnant women. Pregnant women completed a survey on tobacco use in pregnancy, and clinicians reviewed their tobacco cessation practices and resources. The women reported that content was easy to understand (98%) and helped them understand tobacco risks (94%). Tobacco users reported that the information helped them want to quit smoking (75%) and provided ideas on how to quit (58%)...
June 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
Jennifer Doyle, Angela Silber, Amy Wilber
Multidisciplinary communication is essential to safety in health care. Safety huddles offer an opportunity to develop and implement a standardized care plan to improve outcomes. This is especially true for complex obstetric cases. By conducting huddles at the bedside, a health care team can receive useful input from women and their families. This article describes our team's use of safety huddles in the care of a woman with a complex health history and highlights the benefit of performing safety huddles at the bedside to improve team function and optimize outcomes...
June 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
Rhoda Redulla
A 2014 Cochrane Review aimed to assess the effectiveness of antidepressant drugs compared with any other treatment (psychological, psychosocial, or pharmacologic), placebo, or treatment as usual for postpartum depression. Randomized controlled trials of women with depression with onset up to 6 months postpartum, which compared antidepressant treatment with any other treatment, placebo, or treatment as usual were included in the study. A very limited body of evidence was available for this review. Results of pooled estimates of responses showed that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors were significantly more effective than placebo in treating postpartum depression...
June 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
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