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.
We Have A New CEO - Welcome Lynn Erdman to AWHONN
happy to announce that Lynn Erdman, MN, RN, FAAN, has been named the
association's new chief executive officer. Erdman has more than 30
years of experience in the healthcare and nonprofit sectors and is a
highly skilled national leader in the field of nursing. She
previously held key leadership positions with three global health
organizations: the American Cancer Society, the American College of
Surgeons, and the Susan G. Komen Global Headquarters.
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