Amy Nagorski Johnson

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OBJECTIVE Blood pressure (BP) is immediately lowered after a session of dynamic exercise, e.g. postexercise hypotension (PEH). The optimal exercise intensity needed to evoke PEH has not been established. We examined the effect of light (LITE) and moderate (MOD) exercise intensity on PEH. DESIGN Subjects were 49 men (mean +/- SEM, 43.8 +/- 1.4 years) with(More)
The technological intensive care environment of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) presents a challenge for nurses to integrate care that supports the development of premature and critically ill term infants while supporting mothers as collaborators in the care of their infant. The purpose of this article is to discuss the attributes of maternal-infant(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the maternal experience of kangaroo holding premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. DESIGN Qualitative, naturalistic inquiry design using open-ended, transcribed audiotaped face-to-face interviews. SETTING Level III 70-bed tertiary care neonatal intensive care unit in Delaware. PARTICIPANTS Eighteen mothers who(More)
Although it is thought that reviewing essential materials and learning how to answer computer-generated questions are optimal preparations for NCLEX-RN, strategies that build knowledge, self-confidence, and professionalism of the nurse taking the exam are equally important. A senior seminar course that guides formal NCLEX-RN preparation is presented in this(More)
A protocol of environmental noise reduction was developed and tested over a 14-month period in a 70-bed tertiary care neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Evidence-based research and a detailed sound assessment guided the development of the protocol. Modifications of caregiving activities and categorized changes in the physical environment were specific to(More)
The technological intensive care environment of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) presents a challenge for nurses to integrate care that supports the development of premature infants while facilitating and supporting parents as collaborators in the care of their infant. Engaging mothers in talking to and providing care for their infants is, for the(More)
PURPOSE To describe factors identified by nurses that promote kangaroo holding in the Special Care Nursery (SCN) environment. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Descriptive survey. Sixty-seven experienced registered nurses completed a survey to identify factors that support the implementation of kangaroo holding, including assessment strategies of the infant and(More)
The primary goal for maternal-child nurses in caring for parents and their infants is to support parental confidence and competence through education and services to assure optimal parental-infant attachment. Kangaroo holding in the hospital and home environment is one intervention that encourages parental-infant interaction as well as provides the benefits(More)