Assessment and management

November 2015 Vol. 3 No. 4

Author: Lorraine Byrnes, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1.2 million persons are living with HIV in the United States, and about 20% of them are unaware of it.1 Lack of awareness of HIV status contributes to viral transmission. Healthcare providers (HCPs) play a vital role . . .

February 2015 Vol. 3 No. 1

Author: Wendy D. Grube, PhD, CRNP

Healthcare providers (HCPs) working in the field of women’s sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH) are accustomed to having a large body of clinical guidelines that establish the standard of care for women. With the advent of a national agenda to improve male SRH, it became critical to identify which . . .

August 2015 Vol. 3 No. 3

Author: Janis R. Guilbeau, DNP, FNP-BC and Christy M. Lenahan, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC

Healthcare providers caring for women can use advanced clinical skills in assessment and accurate diagnosis of headaches. Accurate diagnosis is imperative in providing effective management and making appropriate referrals. The overall goal is to make the correct diagnosis, adequately treat the headaches, and minimize the frequency and severity of headaches . . .

November 2014 Vol. 2 No. 4

Author: Jennifer A. Korkosz, DNP, WHNP-BC

Across the United States, women seek immediate care following sexual assault can expect to receive thorough and uniform care in a variety of clinical settings. This approach to the acute care of sexual assault survivors comes as a result of the evolving and growing role of sexual assault nurse examiners . . .

February 2017 Vol. 5 No. 1

Author: Cynthia S. Watson, DNP, FNP-BC and Janis R. Guilbeau, DNP, FNP-BC

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is present in nearly 10% of women of childbearing age, and about 1% of all pregnancies are complicated by the disease.1 Uncontrolled DM during pregnancy increases the risks for maternal, fetal, and neonatal complications, including pre-eclampsia, miscarriage, fetal demise, congenital defects, and neonatal hypoglycemia and . . .

August 2016 Vol. 4 No. 3

Author: Janis R. Guilbeau, DNP, FNP-BC and Cynthia Watson, MSN, FNP-BC

Stroke is a debilitating event with lifelong implications for patients and their families. The sooner that symptoms of a stroke are recognized and treatment is initiated, the greater the likelihood that long-term sequelae can be mitigated or even prevented. Even better is preventing stroke before it happens in persons . . .

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Amy J. Levi, PhD, CNM, WHNP-BC and Tara Cardinal, MN, CNM, ARNP

Early pregnancy loss (EPL), or miscarriage, is a common phenomenon in pregnancy; up to 30% of pregnancies result in miscarriage in women who have identified themselves as being pregnant.1 Various treatment modalities can be used to assist women who have experienced EPL, including expectant management, pharmacologic treatment, and vacuum . . .

By Lorraine Byrnes, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1.2 million persons are living with HIV in the United States, and about 20% of them are unaware of it.1 Lack of awareness of HIV status contributes to viral . . .

By Janis R. Guilbeau, DNP, FNP-BC and Christy M. Lenahan, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC
 

Healthcare providers caring for women can use advanced clinical skills in assessment and accurate diagnosis of headaches. Accurate diagnosis is imperative in providing effective management and making appropriate referrals. The overall goal is to . . .

By Jennifer A. Korkosz, DNP, WHNP-BC
Across the United States, women who seek immediate care following sexual assault can expect to receive thorough and uniform care in a variety of clinical settings. This approach to the acute care of sexual assault survivors comes as a result of the evolving . . .

August 2014 Vol. 2 No. 3

Author: Helen A. Carcio, MS, MEd, ANP-BC

Overactive bladder (OAB) is not a single entity but, rather, a symptom complex consisting of urgency, with or without urge incontinence, and often frequency and nocturia.

The hallmark symptom is urgency, a compelling desire to urinate that is difficult or impossible to defer.1 The urgency is caused by detrusor . . .

By Brooke M. Faught, MSN, WHNP-BC, IF
Approximately 43% of women report symptoms of sexual dysfunction.1 Few other health conditions have such a high prevalence. Although FDA-approved treatment is available for women experiencing dyspareunia related to vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA), no medication has been approved by the FDA . . .