The Nominating Committee is proud to announce the 2017 Board of Directors Ballot for President-Elect Candidates and Director Candidates.
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We are currently seeking new members for the AWHONN 2017 National Committees. By serving on a National Committee, members have the opportunity to contribute their knowledge and experience in an area that will be useful in strengthening and expanding AWHONN. Serving on a National Committee is highly rewarding. It’s an opportunity to learn more about AWHONN and gain a better understanding of national issues, nursing opportunities, healthcare changes, and/or policy issues affecting us as an organization. Applications are currently being accepted to serve on the committees listed below now through October 7, 2016. Selected members will be notified by early December 2016. If you want to make a difference, APPLY TODAY!
AWHONN is soliciting abstracts for oral or poster presentations at the 2017 Annual Convention June 24-28, 2017. Presenting at the AWHONN convention ensures your informational session, research, case study or innovative program will be heard or viewed by a highly skilled, sophisticated, and influential body of nurses.
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New Contraception Recommendations from the CDC
Newly released guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is intended to assist nurses and other health care providers as they counsel women and their partners about contraception access and use. The MEC (US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use) includes recommendations for using specific contraceptive methods by women and men who have certain characteristics or medical conditions. The 2016 update provides new evidence-based recommendations for women with certain medical considerations (e.g. cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, HIV, etc.); postpartum women; women who are breastfeeding; and more. Additionally, the 2016 US SPR (Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use) updates recommendations for a select group of common, yet sometimes controversial or complex, issues regarding initiation and use of specific contraceptive methods..
For more information on the 2016 MEC and SPR, visit the CDC website. A free APP for each document is available for download.