AWHONN’s first evidence-based clinical practice guideline addressing diabetes, provides comprehensive recommendations for nurses who care for women with diabetes-- types 1 or 2 and gestational diabetes (A1 or A2)--during pregnancy, labor and postpartum, and their babies. Included are recommendations for blood glucose targets and monitoring in pregnancy, intravenous insulin administration during labor, and neonatal hypoglycemia and feeding guidelines. The guideline will be invaluable for nurses, midwives, and nurse-practitioners working in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
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The AWHONN Board of Directors is accepting nominations for the AWHONN Awards of Excellence to recognize members who have made a significant or outstanding contribution to the specialties of women’s health, obstetric or neonatal nursing at the local, state, national or international level. The Board of Directors has revised the awards to be presented in each of the following three areas: Practice (2 awards: one for bedside nurses and one for Advanced Practice Nurses), Leadership and Education (2 awards: one for academic or scholarly education and one for clinical education). If you are interested in nominating a candidate, click here to complete the online application package. Self-nominations will not be accepted or allowed. The deadline for submitting a completed application package is Midnight (EST), Friday, February 10, 2017.
AWHONN Members - if you are seeking funding for your research, consider applying for an AWHONN 2017 Research Grant. AWHONN provides research grants to its members to help fund research in the areas of childbearing and newborn nursing, diaper dermatitis/infant skin care, and women’s health nursing. AWHONN also provides funds to support a novice researcher in the same areas of interest.
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AWHONN’s Board of Directors will make TWO scholarships available for AWHONN members to attend the Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) program in the Washington, DC area. NIWI provides nurses with the opportunity to learn how to influence health care through the legislative process. This three-day conference will energize and prepare attendees to become actively involved in the health policy process at the local, state and national levels.
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