AWHONN Secures Grant Funding to Prevent Maternal Deaths
November 19, AWHONN announced that it will launch a multi-year initiative
to improve the management of postpartum hemorrhage. Supported
by a grant from Merck for Mothers, the new program will start as a demonstration project among hospitals in the District of Columbia, Georgia and New Jersey. The long term goals of the project are to improve clinicians' recognition of hemorrhage risk
factors, increase their recognition of which women are bleeding too much, and to better prepare clinical teams for responding to postpartum hemorrhage.
AWHONN teams with NACNS on Women's Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Competencies
AWHONN has partnered with the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) in the development of the first Women's Health CNS Competencies . They were drafted by an expert task force with representation from both organizations and reviewed by a validation panel.
Prior to publication, we are seeking public comments. Please provide your comments on this important set of competencies by December 18, 2013.
AWHONN partners with NHCN to launch Nursing Success TV
partnered with the National Healthcare
Career Network (NHCN) to develop Nursing Success TV, a free Web-based
personal development series, accessible 24/7. Each month a new episode features
nurse-to-nurse career advice, nursing success stories from
around the country, and a special Q&A segment with Dr.
AWHONN Helps Identify Clear Definitions of Pregnancy "Terms"
As a member of the federally-organized Defining "Term" Pregnancy
Workgroup, AWHONN recommends
that clinicians as well as
consumers no longer use "term" as a stand-alone designation. Through a
short, informative video, 2013 AWHONN President Mimi Pomerleau, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB
demonstrates the new definitions of early term,
full term, late term and post term as each relates