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Using simulation to practice IUD insertion and removal techniques

Statement of Retraction of Article

The article and video, “Using Simulation to Practice IUD Insertion and Removal Techniques,” by Aimee Chism Holland, DNP, WHNP-BC, FNP-C, FAANP, have been retracted by the editorial staff and on request of the author after concerns about accuracy were expressed by some readers.  The article and video should not be used or relied upon for IUD insertion and removal instruction.  The article and video are under review and may be revised and republished at a later date. 
Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP,
Editor-in-Chief, Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs

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Treatment of a Bartholin gland abscess: A step-by-step approach using simulation

By Aimee Chism Holland, DNP, WHNP-BC, NP-C, RD and Bonnie Bibb, MSN, NP-C

This article provides novice nurse practitioners (NPs) or NP students, as well as NP students’ instructors and preceptors, with detailed information needed to safely perform an incision and drainage of a Bartholin gland abscess or large symptomatic Bartholin gland cyst with placement of a Word catheter or wound packing. The authors provide a simulation module that can be used to practice this procedure, which is performed to relieve vulvar discomfort and promote wound healing. Continue reading »