NPWH news & updates

September 2017 Vol. 5 No. 3

Author: Gay Johnson

Happy September and  the beginning of the new fall season!

As you may remember, NPWH was founded in 1980 as a national organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) who were focused on family planning and reproductive health. As the years have progressed, so have we. NPWH now represents all women’s . . .

Outcomes can be equally good with either procedure
Contrary to the common expectation that robotic assistance can improve the outcomes of endometriosis surgery, a study found no evidence it is either superior or inferior to traditional laparoscopic technique.

“Both robotic and laparoscopic surgery improve quality of life and relieve pain . . .

Hereditary syndromes that increase the risk of breast cancer are not common, but it is critical to recognize and manage them appropriately. This paper reviews the management of patients with the most common hereditary breast cancer syndromes, ie, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome, hereditary diffuse gastric cancer, Cowden syndrome . . .

The vaginal microbiome is comprised of a plethora of bacterial species (ranging from 20 to 140), with the most abundant representation by Lactobacillus species. Next generation sequencing and other modern methods have been used to characterize healthy vaginal microbiome and discern between different “healthy” profiles that keep vaginal homeostasis in . . .

Physicians evaluate new device to test for cervical cancer. Comparison of Tissue Yield Using Frictional Fabric Brush Versus Sharp Curettage For Endocervical Curettage.

Women undergoing cervical biopsies might have lower odds of repeat tests with a rotating fabric brush than a sharp instrument because the soft device may capture more . . .

November 2015 Vol. 3 No. 4

Author: Gay Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, NPWH

I am proud to say that, with this November 2015 issue, Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs, is turning 2 years old! When we introduced the journal 2 years ago, we provided quarterly online issues. Now, as an added benefit, we provide our active NPWH members with both . . .

February 2015 Vol. 3 No. 1

Author: Gay Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, NPWH

Another year has begun, and we are meeting it head on with enthusiasm and energy! This month, February, is American Heart Month. NPWH is proud to be a partner with the Million Hearts® campaign and to promote the Spread the Word campaign, and we are already hard at work developing . . .

August 2015 Vol. 3 No. 3

Author: Gay Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, NPWH

NPWH’s roots are firmly planted within the family planning movement. In May 1980, the Metropolitan Executive Director’s Council (MEXDICO) of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America passed a resolution calling for the formation of a national association of family planning nurses. Later in the year, and at the . . .

May 2014 Vol. 2 No. 2

Author: Gay Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, NPWH

NPWH is dedicated to the continuing education (CE) and professional development of nurse practitioners; we are always pursuing new ways to improve our educational offerings. We are excited about our latest program, the Women’s Sexual Health Course for NPs, which is being held on June 27-29, 2014, at . . .

August 2014 Vol. 2 No. 3

Author: Gay Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, NPWH

Welcome to the dog days of summer! August is the time of year when we should try to take a little break to decompress from our jobs; rejuvenate our minds, bodies, and spirits; and enjoy some family time before revving up for school to start and jobs to kick into . . .

November 2014 Vol. 2 No. 4

Author: Gay Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, NPWH

Wow, time does fly! It has been one year since we launched our new NPWH journal, Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs. Since last November, we have distributed the journal to more than 31,000 nurse practitioners, and the journal has experienced sustained growth. The open rates—that . . .

May 2017 Vol. 5 No. 2

Author: Gay Johnson

Happy Spring! We have jumped into high gear here at NPWH!
To celebrate National Women’s Health Week, May 14-20, 2017, we participated in the Coalition for Women’s Health Equity’s planning of their first-ever Women’s Health Empowerment Summit. NPWH partnered with Women Against Alzheimer’s . . .

February 2017 Vol. 5 No. 1

Author: Gay Johnson

As we enter 2017, we are excited about the new opportunities and programs we have planned for the year. For example, with regard to our Well Woman Visit Mobile App, we are working on adding a Menopause section, which we know you will want to download. At the end of . . .

November 2016 Vol. 4 No. 4

Author: Gay Johnson

This September marked NPWH’s 19th Annual Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference, and it was a huge success! The main conference began with presentations by dynamic women who set the tone for the rest of the event. First, we enjoyed A Conversation with Loretta Ford, EdD, RN, PNP, FAAN, FAANP . . .

August 2016 Vol. 4 No. 3

Author: Gay Johnson

As I am sure many of you know, NPWH always strives to provide you with tools and information that you can use to further your professional development and your education. I am proud to announce that NPWH has developed the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam Review Course and . . .

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Gay Johnson

In case you haven’t noticed, NPWH is striving to provide more and more educational offerings for nurse practitioners. We just completed our complimentary continuing education (CE) 1-day regional course, Managing Women’s Health Issues Across a Lifespan, in Pasadena, California. I am pleased to report that the attendees . . .

February 2016 Vol. 4 No. 1

Author: Gay Johnson

February may have been the shortest month of the year, but all of us at NPWH made the most of it by preparing for a busy and productive year. We welcome a new board chair, Jacki Witt, who is from Kansas City, Missouri, and three new board members: Diana Drake . . .

 

Message from the CEO

I am proud to say that, with this November 2015 issue, Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs, is turning 2 years old! When we introduced the journal 2 years ago, we provided quarterly online issues. Now, as an added benefit, we provide our . . .

NPWH’s roots are firmly planted within the family planning movement. In May 1980, the Metropolitan Executive Director’s Council (MEXDICO) of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America passed a resolution calling for the formation of a national association of family planning nurses. Later in the year, and at the . . .

Spring has arrived in Washington, DC, and how welcome it is after the long, cold, snowy winter of 2015! The cherry blossoms were just beautiful this year (the blooms usually peak here in mid-April), and now we are looking forward to the sights and sounds of summer.

I have . . .

Another year has begun, and we are meeting it head on with enthusiasm and energy! This month, February, is American Heart Month. NPWH is proud to be a partner with the Million Hearts® campaign and to promote the Spread the Word campaign, and we are already hard at work developing . . .

Message from the CEO
Wow, time does fly! It has been one year since we launched our new NPWH journal, Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs. Since last November, we have distributed the journal to more than 31,000 nurse practitioners, and the journal has experienced sustained . . .

Welcome to the dog days of summer! August is the time of year when we should try to take a little break to decompress from our jobs; rejuvenate our minds, bodies, and spirits; and enjoy some family time before revving up for school to start and jobs to kick into . . .

Message from the CEO
NPWH is dedicated to the continuing education (CE) and professional development of nurse practitioners; we are always pursuing new ways to improve our educational offerings. We are excited about our latest program, the Women’s Sexual Health Course for NPs, which is being held on June . . .

Message from the CEO
Happy 2014! This is the time of year when we are in full swing with our new year’s resolutions and are brimming with enthusiasm and conviction. We are going to make lasting changes in our daily lives, including getting more sleep, eating healthier, exercising more . . .

As CEO of NPWH, I welcome you to the first issue of Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs, the official journal of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health. NPWH is excited to launch this brand-new online resource for every nurse practitioner who provides . . .