Terese M Verklan

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The purpose of this investigation was to assess the development of nutritive sucking patterns and physiologic correlates in very-low-birth-weight infants. Fifty infants with a mean gestational age of 29.5 weeks (SD = 1.8 weeks) and mean birth weight of 1466 g (SD = 322 g) generated 106 sucking records. The mean number of sucks and maximum pressure increased(More)
The potential for human developmental toxicity caused by chemical exposure was not generally recognized until the thalidomide tragedy of the early 1960s, at which time it was acknowledged that the placenta is not a barrier protecting the fetus. The focus of this chapter is to present the role of substance abuse screening in prenatal care, the gamut of(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical setting creates significant anxiety for students that can decrease their ability to learn. METHOD This quasi-experimental study examined whether nursing students who participate in peer mentoring during their first clinical experience (n = 18) experienced less anxiety than those in traditional clinical experiences (n = 19). Anxiety(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a collagen vascular disease that may have a tremendous impact on pregnancy. The pregnant patient with SLE is at increased risk for fetal wastage, intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD), pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), and exacerbations of the lupus process. SLE is an autoimmune(More)
PURPOSE Determine content validity of global statements and operational definitions and choose scenarios for Competency, Assessment, Technology, Education, and Simulation (C.A.T.E.S.), instrument in development to evaluate multidimensional competency of neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs). DESIGN Real-time Delphi (RTD) method to pursue four specific aims(More)
T his issue of The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing contains a variety of articles pertinent to intrapartum nursing. Dr Kathleen Rice Simpson presents a compelling article, “Labor Management Evidence Update: Potential to Minimize Risk of Cesarean Birth in Healthy Women.” Since the rate of cesarean births is considered unnecessarily high, nursing care(More)
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