Upcoming Events
April 2014
4/23-26: NOF's New Training & Certificate Program for FLS Model of Care
4/27-30: NFPRHA's 2014 National Conference
To view details of the above events, and the full NPWH calendar,click here.


NPWH News
Culinary Culprits: Foods That May Harm the Brain



Jump-starting natural resilience reverses stress susceptibility



Mothers' weight tied to stillbirth, infant death risks



Diabetes During Pregnancy can be Tough on Baby



Breast Cancer Patients May Benefit from Vitamin C



Nurse practitioners needed for future



Nurse Practitioners create health care team cohesion in patient-centred care



Women's groups warn FDA that approving genetic test could displace tried and true Pap smear



Gene variant puts women at higher risk of Alzheimer’s than it does men



In Texas Gov. Race, Women's Healthcare to Be Major Issue



Early Data in E-Cigarette Study May Raise Safety Concerns



Today's Obamacare Conspiracy Theory and Why You Should Be Skeptical



Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Poor Bone Health



When High Blood Pressure Mixes with Pregnancy



Pledge to be a well woman!



Arizona Gov. Brewer signs bill allowing for warrantless inspections of womens’ health clinics



How Eldercare Handicaps Women



Adult nurse practitioners provide individualized care



To Vaccinate or Not: Calming Worried Parents



Adult Vaccines: Never Miss a Chance



Nominate a New U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Member



Gene linked to excess male hormones in female infertility disorder



A Number That May Not Add Up



Burwell's top five challenges at HHS



Surge in Prescriptions for Opioid Painkillers for Pregnant Women



Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests



Vitamin D Levels Suboptimal for 1 in 10 US Children



Poor lifestyle behaviors may shave off years of life expectancy



ARNP Protocol Agreement Between Collaborating Physician and ARNP



Women With Diabetes Less Likely To Have A Mammogram



Healthy mom, healthy baby



Surgical tool simplified hysterectomies, but had hidden cancer risk



Sexual Assault Is a Crime Against Women's Health



Archived articles



Don't Miss NPWH's new Women's Sexual Health Course for NPs June 27-29, 2014 in Dallas, TX
This course is designed for NPs wishing to develop or enhance skills, knowledge, and experience in evaluating and managing issues in women’s sexual health. Expert clinicians will present up-to-date evidence and expert consensus with an emphasis on teaching good diagnostic skills and practical management of common dysfunctions in women’s sexual health. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive Continuing Education Credits as well as a Certificate of Completion.

Click here to review the program guide and register for the course. 


NPWH Partners with Million Hearts®

On April 1, NPWH became an official partner of the Million Hearts® Initiative. The Million Hearts® brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke. Read more about how NPWH will be supporting the initiative. 


Check Out the National Coalition for Sexual Health's New Guide - Take Charge of Your Sexual Health: What you need to know about preventive services

The sexual health guide and accampanying website are great patient resources that aim to inform men and women of all ages, including teens and older adults, about sexual health. The guide focuses on the preventive services (screenings, vaccines, and counseling) that can help protect and improve a patient's sexual health. It also explains these recommended services and helps patients talk with their health care providers about their sexual health.



Preventing Pregnancies in Younger Teens Town Hall

Join Center for Disease Control and Prevention subject matter experts and other public health professionals for a town hall teleconference on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:00–3:00 pm ET. No need to register. Dial into: 800-857-0764 (US only), and use the passcode: 795-4413.  Get more info on this teleconference here and on the Vital Signs report here.


Successful Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Connecting Clinical Care and Community Interventions

OPA and the Family Planning National Training Centers are presenting this webinar on Tuesday, April 22, 3:00-4:15 pm ET. Description: Research demonstrates that clinical and educational contraceptive services as well as behavioral interventions are needed to reduce the rate of teen pregnancy. In this webinar, Title X-funded family planning providers will share lessons learned about how to provide high quality clinical services to teens. Providers will also describe ways that clinical providers and community-based organizations that provide behavioral interventions can work together to reach and effectively serve teens in their communities.  For more information and to register click here. Please register by Monday, April 21.


The New NPWH Online Journal is Now Available! Sign-up today to receive your complimentary subscriptions. 

NPWH is pleased to announce that our first issue of Women's Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs, the official journal of NPWH is now available! At your fingertips, you have access to the first interactive NP journal focusing on women’s healthcare topics. Each issue will include peer-reviewed, clinical, practical articles, as well as active links to additional valuable resources.

Click here to enter your email address and receive a half-year complimentary subscription of our new online journal. 

**If you are an NPWH Member or have logged in to the NPWH website in the past, you do not need to sign-up to receive the journal. You will autimatically receive your complimentary subscriptions. However, if you have not updated your email address in a while, please log in and and provide us with an updated address.**


The National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH)

 

NPWH is now a member of NCSH. The Coalition aims to improve sexual health and well-being by encouraging productive and sustained conversations about sexual health and promoting high quality sexual health information and health services. You can join The Coalition as an organization or an individual. Visit http://nationalcoalitionforsexualhealth.org/ to learn more and join NCSH. 


Register for the AANP Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Consultation and Referral Patterns Study

 

AANP is recruiting members practicing for at least 20 hours per week in a primary care setting to participate in the “card study” of consult and referral patterns of NPs. The goal of the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Consultation and Referral Patterns Study (PCNPCRP) is to identify the percentage and type of patients NPs in primary care consult or refer to another health care provider for diagnosis or treatment.  Participation in the card study involves recording de-identified patient visit data specific to consults and referrals and summary data of patients during a 3 week data collection period.  To register for the study, please complete the contact information form and return by email to research@aanp.org or submit the form online at http://fluidsurveys.com/s/PCNPCRP/. Contact Lydia Riley, our research coordinator, with questions about the study by email at research@aanp.org, or (512) 442-4262.

 


The New NPWH Mission Statement

We are pleased to announce the adoption of the following as our new mission statement. 
The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health's mission is to ensure the provision of quality primary and specialty health care to women of all ages by women's health and women's health focused nurse practitioners. Our mission includes protecting and promoting a woman's right to make her own choices regarding her health within the context of her personal, religious, cultural, and family beliefs.


FREE CE Activity!

Check out the 3-Part Case-Based Series – Pain Management, Prescription Drug Abuse, and Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS): What Clinicians Need to Know. This CE program presents practical strategies to meet the needs of nurse practitioners who provide primary care for women. It will help clinicians provide quality care for patients who have chronic pain, help prevent diversion or misuse of opioids, and increase responsible prescribing.


NPWH 2013 Conference Handouts are Available on the NPWH Online CE Center!

You can download, review and print all of your conference session handouts via the 2013 Conference Center on the NPWH Online CE Center. Don't forget to bring your printed materials with you to San Diego.

Click Here to Get Your Handouts 

The majority of the conference session handouts have been posted, but there are more to come! Log in to the site periodically to view newly added session handouts. 

*There will be WiFi in all of the conference session rooms, so that you can download and view the handouts you were unable to access before the conference.* 

Accessing The Handouts: 

  1. Click on the link above and sign in to your CE Center account with your username and password.
    • If you do not know or have forgotten your username and/or password, please click the "Forgot Password" link next to the "Login" button. 
    • Follow the instructions on the "Forgot Password/Username" page and you will receive an email with your username and a password reset.
    • Once you have your username and password, click on the link above, sign in to the CE Center and proceed to step 2 (see below).
  2. On the 2013 Conference Center homepage, you will see "Before the Conference - Get Your Handouts." Click on the link below this title "Click here to download handouts for the 2013 Conference." (This link will open in a new window.) 

**Please Note: Your CE Center login info may be different than your NPWH member login for the NPWH website. Please follow the "Forgot Password/Username" instructions above to obtain the correct CE Center login info.**

Accessing the Online CE Center: 

If you have additional questions about accessing the handouts please contact the NPWH Office at info@npwh.org or 202-543-9693 ext. 1. For all other technical questions, please contact support@globalclasroom.zendesk.com


Final NPWH Research Priorities Agenda for 2013-2016

Click here to view NPWH's 2013- 2016 Research Priorities Agenda. This important document identifies gaps in evidence for practice and establishes clinical research priorities to address these gaps. 


Watch the New NCPIE Video on Medicine Adherence

This video introduces the National Council on Patient Education's Adherence Action Agenda (A3) Project. Learn more about the challenges associated with medicine adherence and why this issue is so important at http://www.bemedicinesmart.org/ 


Review the Newly Added Affordable Care Act Resources Page

Most of what we have come to know about health care today is changing with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We have compiled a few resources here to help you and your patients better understand the ACA and the changes it will bring to health care. 


Check out the New CE Activities on the Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) Website


Get your Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Toolkit today! 

NPWH developed a Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (HMB) Toolkit to help NPs identify and treat HMB. The Toolkit includes a number of informative and helpful materials with suggested pathways for treatment options and guidelines for identifying patients with HMB. The Toolkit is FREE to all NPs! Click here to order an HMB Toolkit. 


2012 Recorded NPWH Conference Presentations

We are pleased to announce that the 2012 Conference session videos are now available on the NPWH Online CE Center. Please click here to access the conference session videos and posttests.

Additional access information and instructions for NPWH Members and Non-NPWH Members is outlined on the CE Activities page


 

Check out the First Place winner of NPWH's 1st Annual Video Contest


This video was created by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner students in response to the question: "Why become a women's health nurse practitioner?"

Click here to watch the video on the NPWH YouTube Channel


Cans Not Cancer

The Breast Cancer Fund's Cans Not Cancer campaign aims to convince canned food manufacturers to stop using bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical linked to breast cancer, in the lining of food cans and to replace it with safe alternatives. At the same time, we're educating consumers about the dangers of BPA, and building awareness about where BPA is found and how to avoid it. Read more about the campaign here.
 

Fact Sheet on The Affordable Care Act 

Click here to read the statement from the The White House Ofiice of the Press Secretary.


NPWH Members: Don't Forget to Add Your Contact Information to the NP Database

Adding your contact information to our NP Database will benefit you, your practice and the public. Click here for instuctions on entering your information into the Database. 


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