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Nursing for Women's Health

Harinder Dosanjh Raipuria, Briana Lovett, Laura Lucas, Victoria Hughes
Certified nurse-midwives are usually recognized as independently practicing advanced practice registered nurses because they provide maternity care to pregnant women in various states. In the United States, certified nurse-midwives are historically underused. Culture favors physician-led care, with 90% of all births attended by physicians. Midwifery-led care is considered high-touch/low-intervention and is guided by a philosophy of care that regards pregnancy and childbirth as normal life events for most women...
September 5, 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
Christina Tussey, Carol Olson
OBJECTIVE: To develop a formalized comprehensive placenta accreta (PA) program to improve maternal and neonatal outcomes associated with a PA birth. DESIGN: To develop a clinically innovative PA program, goals were identified and teams were created to collaboratively address best practices in each phase of clinical patient care, along with the financial and marketing aspects necessary for a sustainable program. SETTING/LOCAL PROBLEM: A Level 3 perinatal center in the Southwestern United States...
August 31, 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
Ashley L Hodges, Aimee C Holland, Barbara Dehn, Diane T Pace
Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), formerly referred to as vulvovaginal atrophy or atrophic vaginitis, is a common chronic condition that requires a collaborative treatment plan between a health care provider and a woman to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. Many women are not aware that symptoms can be controlled with treatment. Current treatment options approved for GSM include vaginal moisturizers, lubricants, and hormones. For women with GSM symptoms that are unresponsive to nonhormonal therapy, low-dose vaginal estrogen therapy is the preferred pharmacologic treatment...
August 28, 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
Mary C Brucker
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August 27, 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
Jacqueline R Sly, Allyssa L Harris
Women ages 50 years and older are at risk for herpes zoster, a reactivated virus from varicella zoster virus (chickenpox) that causes a painful vesicular rash and can result in postherpetic neuralgia. It is estimated that one in three adults will be affected by herpes zoster in their lifetime. Research evidence points to the need to prevent herpes zoster through vaccination. Since 2006, clinicians have been vaccinating adults with zoster vaccine live (brand name Zostavax), but the efficacy of this vaccine wanes with time and advanced age...
August 23, 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
Amanda R Bartelson, Melissa A Sutherland
Experiences of trauma affect the health needs of women across all groups, particularly in vulnerable populations such as undocumented immigrant women or refugee women. Nurses across inpatient and outpatient settings providing care to these women can consider how women's experiences of trauma and barriers they encounter to accessing resources may affect their experience of health care. In this article, we review two recent studies in which researchers examined the experiences of trauma and posttraumatic stress in women who are undocumented immigrants or refugees...
August 22, 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
Tena J Fry, Stephanie Marfurt, Sharon Wengier
OBJECTIVE: To examine and synthesize the outcomes of quality improvement (QI) initiatives related to cue-based feeding of preterm infants to facilitate implementation of findings to improve nursing practice. DATA SOURCES: Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) Complete and PubMed were searched for full-text articles published from 2000 through 2017 included under the medical subject heading quality improvement and whose titles included any form of the term feeding combined with any of the following: bottle, breast, cue-based, demand, infant, neonate, newborn, oral, or responsive...
August 20, 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
Steven E Golden
Male nurses and nursing students who work in maternity care often experience role strain, reverse discrimination, and gender bias. There are various strategies that clinical instructors, floor nurses, nursing school faculty, and nurse managers can implement to help maintain gender equality in maternity nursing while still considering how to honor the wishes of some women who may be uncomfortable with a male presence.
August 20, 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
Sharon K McLain
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August 20, 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
Brittney Dixon
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August 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
Carina Katigbak, Holly B Fontenot
Hypertension is a leading risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease. In 2017, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association published a new guideline for the prevention, detection, evaluation, and management of hypertension. The guideline adjusts the clinical parameters for diagnosis and management of hypertension. In this article we summarize the updates and provide some background on these changes as they relate to nursing practice implications, with specific implications for women's health...
August 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
Ae Sil Ashley Cheun, Jo Loomis
Latina women of low socioeconomic status are particularly vulnerable to morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer. Lower rates of screening are associated with increased mortality rates in this population. Community health workers known as promotoras de salud can be an effective part of the health care team to help improve health care access in this population. Promotoras using a cervical cancer education curriculum known as AMIGAS can help promote access to services, provide education, and possibly save lives in an underserved population...
August 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
Laura Lisa Cervantes, Julie Ann Zuñiga
Beliefs and restrictions regarding acceptance of blood products by members of the Jehovah's Witness faith often provoke discussion among health care professionals regarding alternative interventions. Establishing and maintaining an open dialog with women and families of the Jehovah's Witness faith regarding their beliefs on the use of blood and blood products are vital in creating a therapeutic relationship between families and the health care team. Such rapport facilitates the discussion of strategies to avoid blood transfusions for newborns and provides women and families multiple opportunities to develop of a holistic birth plan congruent with their beliefs...
August 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
Annette Sander, Connie Henderson, Ginger Metz, Stacy May, Susan Brown
Staff on a mother-baby unit of a large suburban Level II facility identified the need to provide specialized nursing care to women affected by opioids. The manager of the unit recognized inconsistencies in care and frustration expressed by women and staff. She recruited a CORE (Champion for our Opiate patients using Respectful and Relevant Engagement and Education) group of staff nurses to care for these women. CORE nurses received specialized education and resources and served as the primary nurses for women admitted to the unit with a positive urine drug screening result or a history of drug use during pregnancy...
August 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
Kelley Baumgartel, Francesca Facco
OBJECTIVE: To determine what is known about the sleep experiences of mothers of hospitalized preterm infants. DATA SOURCES: A literature search of PubMed and CINAHL was performed in February 2018. Additional articles were identified from reference lists. STUDY SELECTION: Whittemore's integrative review methodology was used to synthesize existing literature; 17 articles met eligibility criteria. DATA EXTRACTION: Data were reported in tabular format, including subjects, purpose, setting, interventions, sleep measurements, psychometric instruments, analyses, and results...
August 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
Taylor H DeBoer, Jennifer G Hensley
OBJECTIVE: To increase access to long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) by developing and implementing evidence-based criteria for LARC insertions at a public health clinic. DESIGN: A quality improvement pilot project aimed at improving access to LARC for women of reproductive age and decrease associated costs. SETTING/LOCAL PROBLEM: Eligibility criteria for LARC at a public health clinic in rural Georgia required two clinic visits and unnecessary screening tests for women interested in these methods...
August 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
Heather Quaile
OBJECTIVE: To implement an obstetrics-specific triage acuity tool called the Maternal Fetal Triage Index (MFTI) in two maternity units, test the change in nurses' knowledge of triage assessment, and improve timeliness of care. DESIGN: A quality improvement project that included pre- and posttesting of nursing knowledge using the MFTI and measuring the difference in time based on time stamps from pregnant women's intake sheets. SETTING/LOCAL PROBLEM: Two hospitals that are part of a large multi-campus hospital system in the Southeastern United States...
August 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
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August 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
Mary C Brucker
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August 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
Brenton Gicker
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June 2018: Nursing for Women's Health
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