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Dear readers, contributors and colleagues,


The spring issue of the Profese online journal 1/2016 is primarily devoted to our smallest ones and their nutrition. Proper nutrition during infancy, together with other factors, creates a basis for future health and welfare. Nutrition is important for the whole body, including the brain. Scientists have demonstrated that children, who were breastfed, are more intelligent than non-breastfed children on average by 7 points, thanks to breast milk. It is though very important to pay special attention to support of breastfeeding when caring of labouring woman. At present, midwives put a great emphasis right on the provision of care for a nursing woman. The midwife as a medical professional has profound knowledge on breastfeeding and prevention of negative phenomena associated with it. Knowledge underpinning today's midwifery rely on Evidence Based Midwifery, based on the NANDA diagnosis. The contribution titled "Validation of diagnostic elements of nursing diagnosis 00104 Ineffective breastfeeding" is devoted to this topic.

Another contribution called "Positive allergic history as a determinant of the introduction of potentially allergenic foods into the diet of infants" is thematically linked to it, describing the issue of infant nutrition. The authors emphasize the importance of breastfeeding in prevention of allergic diseases and indicates an important finding: primary prevention of food allergies can be realized already during the first years of a child's life through certain dietary measures.

As mentioned before, good nutrition in the first years of life is very important for proper function and development of brain. This assumption can significantly contribute to good results during university studies. Contribution titled "I know that I know, or: Tests with a level of certainty for knowledge assessment of health care disciplines students" focuses on the student's knowledge of anatomy. However, the knowledge itself, even if it was encyclopaedic, clearly does not guarantee success in life.

It also depends on effort, on the confidence with which a person tries to impose his ideas and plans in private and professional life or conversely, whether he succumbs to the pressure of his surroundings and adapts to it, often by losing his own ideas and ideals. Are the Czech students more conformist than their peers in America are? Do they adapt easily to pressure of authorities, or are they able to go their own way? An effort to answer these questions is presented in an article titled "Conformity of Czech and American students". The results indicate clear differences in conformity between Czech and US students, especially in their relation to authorities. Higher submissiveness to adult authorities and their requirements is typical for American adolescents. On the other hand, Czech adolescents are more inclined to peer conformity. Less desire to be popular among peers was demonstrated in Czech students in comparison to their American counterparts.

Nursing care and monitoring its quality is currently a very society-wide issue. The authors of "Study of design, verification and evaluation of nursing audit tool in perioperative care" state that continuous monitoring, measurement and subsequent evaluation of the quality indicators of perioperative nursing care are necessary to achieve a high level of quality. They present a checklist, designed for audits in perioperative nursing care.

We would also like to present some important events and facts from the life of our magazine. The Profese online journal showed an improvement in formal, content and scientific area since the last October 2015 issue. The result of our collaborative efforts is an inclusion of the Profese online journal into the Index Copernicus database, based on guest reviews. At present, our magazine passes through a number of significant changes. The editors are intensely preparing transformation of the magazine to a new editorial system ACTAVIA, which will ensure higher level of quality of editorial system. Another change allows assignment of DOI (Digital Object Identifier) to all articles published in the Profese online journal. Such measure is certainly important not only for the magazine itself, but especially for the authors and their articles, which will be identifiable and traceable on the Internet more easily. Over the coming times, our attention will be paid to preparation of the magazine for admission into more international databases. This means creating profile of the journal in certain professional and social networks and in particular the extension of promotion of our common magazine abroad.

The editors also offer cooperation in publishing posts from scientific conferences, specialized seminars, etc. In this regard, please contact chief editor of the Profese online journal, doc. PaedDr. M. Kopecký, Ph.D. The editors will provide you with all the important data for publishing your article and ensure a high-quality review process.


Thank you for your interest and we look forward to further cooperation


On behalf of the editorial board

Doc. PaedDr. Miroslav Kopecký, Ph.D. and Mgr. Šárka Vévodová, Ph.D.