Ohio Nurse Receives Excellence in Writing Award
Jennifer Doyle Accepts Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN) Award
NEWS RELEASE: June 25, 2012
CONTACT: Jessica Gillman, 202-296-2002
Washington, DC— The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) today presented its Best of JOGNN Writing Award to Jennifer L. Doyle RN, MSN, WHNP, for her article entitled, "Performance Improvement Process to Tackle Tachysystole." The award was presented at the AWHONN national Convention in the Washington, DC area.
This Best of JOGNN Writing Award honors the first author of an original paper published in JOGNN. Papers are nominated by the editors and the winning paper is chosen by the members of the JOGNN Editorial Advisory Board. Criteria for the award include the originality of the work, the clarity and scholarliness of the writing, the potential for the paper to significantly affect the care of women, infants, and/or childbearing families, and the interdisciplinary importance of the work.
Ms. Doyle is a perinatal outreach educator for the Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio. In this capacity, she is responsible for the case management of patients with gestational diabetes and other high-risk perinatal patients. She also assesses and implements educational programs for nurses and other health care providers within the Summa Health System and across Ohio. Her award-winning article explores the use of an evidence-based algorithm for oxytocin administration.
"Inappropriate use of oxytocin is an important patient safety issue," said JOGNN Editor, Dr. Nancy Lowe. "The research of Jennifer Doyle and her colleagues will help nurses and other health care providers improve obstetric practice and ultimately outcomes for new mothers and infants."
An AWHONN member since 2001 and the current AWHONN Ohio Section Chair, Ms. Doyle earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kent State University. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisville where she was also nominated for Phi Kappa Phi. She is an AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring (FHM) Instructor Trainer and is affiliated with the Premier Perinatal Safety Initiative, the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative, as well as the Akron Regional Perinatal Center’s Quality Utilization and Improvement Process Group.
The Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN) is an internationally ranked scientific and technical journal published bimonthly by the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. JOGNN is online at jognn.awhonn.org.
The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is the foremost nursing authority that advances the health care of women and newborns through advocacy, research and the creation of high quality, evidence-based standards of care.
AWHONN's 24,000 members worldwide are clinicians, educators and executives who serve as patient care advocates focusing on the needs of women and infants. A leader in professional development, AWHONN holds the distinction of twice receiving the Premier Program award by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for innovation and excellence in Continuing Nursing Education (CNE).
Founded in 1969 as the Nurses Association of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the association became a separate nonprofit organization called the Association of Women's Health and Neonatal Nurses in 1993.
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