Nursing Intervention of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Literature Review, Analysis and Synthesis
This literature review has been analyzed and synthesized to clarify the problems associated with gestational diabetes mellitus. Gestational diabetes is a metabolic disorder with medical complications that increase perinatal outcomes of morbidity and mortality. Due to the long-range implications of gestational diabetes on the mother and the child conceived, screening, management and interventions should be utilized. This review consists of literature from the last four years, 1996 to 1999, in regards to different aspects of gestational diabetes. The analysis reflects that universal screening consensus has not been attained and whether an alternative management can be more effective. The interventions of patient education, diet therapy, exercise, monitoring of the condition, and the emotional and personal support counseling are what nurses do best. It is the foundation of health care and health prevention to the patient.
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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
College of Health and Public Affairs
Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs;Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Dunham, Patricia M., "Nursing Intervention of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Literature Review, Analysis and Synthesis" (2000). HIM 1990-2015. 183.