The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced the availability of $103 million in grants for healthcare organizations to address burnout in the healthcare workforce, particularly in rural and underserved communities.
A Message from NPWH on COVID-19
ACC Sets Priorities for Heart Patients to Get Covid Vaccine
ACC hopes the document can be used to guide clinicians’ COVID-19 patient outreach while vaccine demand exceeds supply.
ACOG, CDC Recommend Separating Mothers With Confirmed Or Suspected COVID-19 From Newborns For Up To A Week Or More
Adverse consequences of failing to use science to guide treatment of COVID-19
Advice for Pregnant, Nursing Women Considering a COVID Vaccine
Boost Now or Wait? Many Wonder How Best to Ride Out Covid’s Next Wave
The rapidly mutating virus has created a conundrum for the public and a communications challenge for health officials.
Caring For Women During COVID-19 Webinar Series
CDC Guidance to Providers for Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine
The CDC offered guidance for clinicians for the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) Covid-19 vaccine Tuesday after six women, ages 18 to 48, suffered a rare type of blood clot.
CDC to hold webinar on COVID-19 & maternal care
Commentary | Becoming a WHNP amid Covid-19
Commentary | Becoming a WHNP amid Covid-19
Could Oral Antiviral Pills be a Game-changer for COVID-19?
Two new antiviral drugs could soon be the first effective oral treatments for COVID-19 to help keep people out of the hospital.
Covid Is Killing Rural Americans at Twice the Rate of Urbanites
The nursing shortage hitting the country is particularly dire in rural areas, which have less money than large hospitals to pay the exorbitant fees travel nursing agencies are demanding.
Covid Vaccine Doesn’t Reduce Conception Odds, But Getting Covid Does
Couples who get vaccinated against Covid do not reduce their chances of conceiving a child, but men who get infected with Covid do reduce their odds slightly.
COVID-19 pregnancy and breastfeeding: What NPs need to know
Covid-19 Update Post-Covid Conditions: Implications for Primary Care Providers
Many post-Covid symptoms can be managed in the primary care setting and often improve without medical intervention during the first few months after initial infection.
COVID-19 update: Navigating biases against Asian Americans during Covid-19
Asian American healthcare providers disproportionately experience racial discrimination in the context of this pandemic.
COVID-19 Vaccine Errors – ISMP Issues Initial Report
Emergency Use Authorizations of Two COVID-19 Vaccines: What all Providers Must Know
What must every healthcare provider, who will administer the vaccines, need to know to assure safety in administering the vaccines?
FAQs: Management of Infants Born to Mothers with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19
Fewer diabetes patients are picking up their insulin prescriptions
Although insulin is a vital component of diabetes management, the pandemic has led many patients to forgo the prescriptions they need.
How Important Is the COVID-19 Booster Shot for 5-to-11-Year-Olds?
How Vaccine Refusal Can Impact the Next Normal
Continued vaccine refusal will affect those who are vaccinated and the Next Normal may include mask wearing, and some limitations on recreational activities.
Infants Can’t Get Covid-19 Vaccine, But Their Moms Should: CDC
Living and learning immersed in chaos
Long-Haul Covid Cases Cast New Light on Chronic Fatigue Sufferers
Loss of Smell From Covid Usually Returns Within 2 Months: Study
Masks for All: Exception – Children Under Two Years Old
Mental health: NPs during the Covid-19 pandemic
Message from the new CEO
Metformin Reduces Mortality Risk From Covid, Study Finds
Mortality from Covid-19 decreased threefold among diabetes patients who had been taking metformin, a study found.
Mixed Messaging is problematic
NPs on the Ethics Committee: What is your Decision?
Nurse Practitioners Should Get Reimbursement Parity
Nurse practitioners should be reimbursed by Medicare at 100 percent, up from the current 85 percent, to bring them into parity with physicians, according to the authors of a paper.
Nurses, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives on the front lines of COVID-19: How do we protect the nursing workforce?
Online Contraceptive and STI Services During COVID-19: What are the options?
Pandemic Highlights Need for Urgent Care Clinics for Women
Urgent care OB-GYN clinics have begun popping up around the country in recent years, and the covid pandemic has increased demand.
Patients, Providers Feel Growing Pains of Telemedicine
Clinics and private practices pivoted to telemedicine but the video services were not equally prepared for the titanic influx in users.
Pregnant Women With Covid Pass Antibodies to Babies, Study Finds
Pregnant women who contract Covid-19 pass protective antibodies to their newborns. A Covid vaccine early in their pregnancy might do the same.
Private Practice Providers, Patients Wonder When It’s Their Turn for Vaccine
Rural Americans More Vaccine Hesitant, Analysis Shows
Rush for Covid Vaccines Left the Pregnant Behind
“Our failure as a society to vaccinate women in pregnancy will be remembered by the children and families who lost their mothers to this disease.”
Self-Care, Stress, Anxiety, and COVID-19
Sex in the era of Covid-19
Should a Patient Who Tests Positive on a Rapid Test on Day 6 Stay Home?
What does it mean if a person’s rapid antigen test result comes back positive after five days of isolation due to covid-19?
Some States Still Pushing Ineffective Covid Antibody Treatments
Regeneron itself has said its antibody treatments are ineffective against the omicron variant.
Survey Finds Most NPs Vaccinated; Patients Have Some Hesitancy
The survey found that 92 percent of the respondents had been offered the opportunity to be vaccinated and 84 percent had done so.
Telehealth Will Continue After Pandemic, NPs say
Telehealth is here to stay after the pandemic, said 67 percent of the respondents to a Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) survey conducted in April.
The Potential Impacts of Delaying “Non-Essential” Reproductive Health Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Understanding Covid-19 vaccines
This Covid-19 update provides information to help healthcare providers allay some of the fears surrounding vaccination and answer the questions patients are asking.
Vaccine Hesitancy Complicates Clinicians’ Obligation to Respect Patient Autonomy
Video Campaign Encourages Healthcare Workers to Get Vaccinated
Backed by NPWH and others, the videos feature Dr. Anthony Fauci along with nurses and physicians encouraging healthcare workers to get vaccinated.
VIDEO: U. of Louisville Health nurses discuss pandemic struggles
UofL Health nurses discuss working through ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
Which Patients Should Take Paxlovid?
Even as specialists in infectious diseases praise the treatment’s effectiveness, many practitioners say they have questions about prescribing the drug and want better data
WHO announces official name for coronavirus
Why the U.S. Is Underestimating Covid Reinfection
The possibility of reinfection means that even patients who’ve had covid need to remain vigilant about curbing re-exposure.
Will Omicron Be More Contagious Than Delta?
One of the reasons why we in the research community are particularly concerned is that the omicron variant has 10 mutations in the receptor-binding domain