AWHONN Partners with the Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care
Rates of severe maternal morbidity and maternal mortality in the United States are increasing and are now at levels at least twice as those seen in Western Europe. The most common preventable conditions resulting in severe maternal morbidity or mortality are obstetric hemorrhage, severe hypertension, and venous thromboembolism. To address these growing concerns, AWHONN is working independently and in collaboration with the multi-stakeholder Council on Patient Safety in Women's Health Care. The aims of the Council are to promote safe care for every woman, reduce harm associated with severe maternal morbidity, and ultimately, reduce maternal mortality. AWHONN supported the formation of the Council to help consolidate, harmonize, and develop tools and resources that clinicians and administrators can easily and effectively put to use within their own communities.
AWHONN's "Go The Full 40" Leads the Way
A recent news feature on ABC World News highlighted the overuse
of cesareans in the United States. A newly released recommendation encourages OB providers to allow women to push for at least two hours before considering cesarean surgery. AWHONN applauds efforts to reduce primary cesareans, but knows that pushing longer is not the
only way! AWHONN's Go the Full 40 campaign and the advice nurses have been giving to women is more relevant than ever.
Winners of the Instructor Recognition Award
Fetal Heart Monitoring (FHM) Instructors truly make a difference in
helping AWHONN's FHM Program stand above the rest. So, AWHONN wants
to recognize a few instructors who have made significant contributions to the FHM program by awarding them with the Instructor Recognition Award. Congratulations to Lori Irwin, RN, MSN, BSN,CNS, Oregon; Tesa Ivey, MSN, APRN, Arkansas; Kerri Kuntz, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Missouri; Jonna (Joey) Lenaburg, BSN,RNC-OB, Montana; Christina (Chris) Rust, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Kentucky; Shirley Scott, MS,RNC-OB,C-EFM, APN, Illinois; and Francilla Thomas, MSN RNC-OB, APN, New Jersey.
AWHONN Awards of Excellence - Nominate a Colleague by March 28
Each year, AWHONN honors outstanding achievements
on the part of our members to the specialties
of women's health,
obstetric or neonatal nursing at
the local, state, national or international level in one of five
areas: Advocacy, Community Service, Education, Practice and Research. Award recipients are
recognized in June at AWHONN's Annual Convention.
Nominate a colleague(s) today, so he/she can receive recognition for