From The Journal
A quality improvement initiative to increase identification of oral disease and dental care in pregnancy
Providing screening for anxiety, depression, and suicidality at every visit with an adolescent is a necessity in the post-Covid landscape.
“Benign Breast Conditions: The Role of the WHNP,” will be a breakout session at the 24th Annual NPWH Premier Women’s Health Conference Oct. 13 to 16. See article for registration details.
Hypothyroidism is a common endocrine disorder affecting nearly 2 in 100 women. Primary hypothyroidism can be diagnosed and effectively managed by primary care providers.
Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome can easily be overlooked for conditions such as overactive bladder, urinary tract infection (UTI), vaginitis, pelvic floor disorders, or endometriosis.
The high rates of mortality from the Covid-19 pandemic are now creating even more widows and the mortality risk for widows almost doubles in the first 3 months following widowhood.
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.
Virtual workshops are increasingly becoming a popular venue for continuing education (CE) opportunities to maintain and expand skills for routine in-office procedures.
Beyond benefits to the patient, there are also professional benefits that may attract the WHNP to a hospitalist role.
We have an obligation to teach the next generation of providers about the role of implicit bias in healthcare and its impact on patients served.
Factors associated with HPV vaccination before first sexual intercourse among female college students
Highlights of Updated Recommendations in the 2021 CDC Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment Guidelines
The 2021 guidelines include updated recommendations for treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and Mycoplasma genitalium, and alternative treatment options for bacterial vaginosis (BV).
Nurse practitioners, including women’s health nurse practitioners, can help reduce health disparities, improve access to care, and promote favorable health outcomes for female rural residents.
Implementation of the Maternal Mental Health Safety Bundle: Standardizing perinatal depression screening and response in a federally qualified health center
A national survey of obstetricians and gynecologists reported that 53% universally screened pregnant patients for depression, but only 33.67% implemented guideline-congruent care.
Implementing a Cancer Risk Assessment Screening Tool: Identifying Patients at Risk for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome
The development and implementation of an HBOC risk assessment protocol can decrease morbidity and mortality.
Despite the availability of a well-studied, safe, and effective vaccine, the national HPV vaccination coverage is below 50% among adolescents and the rates continue to lag among US military members.
Improving depression and anxiety screening in an infertility practice through implementation of an evidence-based screening tool and process
Despite the recommendations of USPSTF, WPSI, and other professional organizations, routine screening and intervention for IPV is not a widespread practice in healthcare settings.
Women’s health NPs are ideally positioned to decrease MI stigma and facilitate necessary mental health services as providers of women’s healthcare across the lifespan.
As advanced practice nursing programs proliferate and medical students and physician assistant students also seek clinical experiences, competition for preceptors at appropriate clinical sites has intensified.
Even when patients are diagnosed with increased fracture risk, many choose not to take medication because of concerns about rare risks that are often sensationalized in the media.
Perinatal care considerations for women who have experienced type 3 female genital cutting/infibulation
In the US, the incidence of PPCM is rising, possibly due to advanced maternal age, an increased rate of multifetal pregnancies secondary to modern fertility techniques, and increased recognition and awareness of the disease.
The prevalence of maternal morbidity and mortality affects Black women disproportionately in the United States. Reducing racial and ethnic disparities in maternal mortality must be a priority.
Climate change represents an urgent health challenge that requires engagement, advocacy, and leadership from the nursing profession.
Pregnant people and those contemplating pregnancy have endured uncertainty and numerous modifications in how care is provided during the pandemic.
PrEP use among women has the potential to reduce new HIV infections by 61% (with ≥ 75% adherence), yet less than 10% of men and women who are “behaviorally indicated for PrEP” are utilizing this important prevention tool.
Many factors come into play when making a COC selection. Among them are the patient’s clinical picture, preferences which may include noncontraceptive benefits, past experiences with hormonal contraception, availability, and cost.
Women’s health nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, and other specialists may partner with Project C.U.R.E on short-term medical mission trips to fight against disparities.
Promoting Fertility Awareness to Improve the Appropriate Use of Infertility Treatment: Considerations for the Access to Infertility Treatment and Care Act
A bill in Congress would require private health insurance plans that cover obstetric services to also cover infertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization.
The time is now to embrace the power that you have to impact reproductive justice and help shape the policies of tomorrow to create a world that is more inclusive, just, and equitable.
Rewards and challenges of caring for women in custody: Perspective of a women’s health nurse practitioner
RPL can be an intimidating entity for healthcare providers to evaluate and treat due to varying guidelines and pressure from patients to prevent future losses.
“Fat stigma in Women’s Health” will be a breakout session at the 24th Annual NPWH Premier Women’s Health Conference Oct. 13 to 16. See article for registration details.
Prepregnancy carrier screening enables individuals and couples to learn about their reproductive risk and consider the most complete range of reproductive options versus waiting until pregnancy when choices become more limited.
Structured contraceptive counseling with shared decision making: Effects of implementation at a university student health and wellness clinic
Women in their 20s experience the highest occurrence of unintended pregnancy, accounting for 55% of all cases.
The WHNP is ideally situated to consider adding telehealth services for older women as part of preventive healthcare and chronic health condition management.
Reproductive-age women with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes can benefit from education that allows them to develop a reproductive life plan that will optimize future pregnancy outcomes.
Understanding contralateral prophylactic mastectomy decision-making in women with early-stage breast cancer: A nursing perspective
Acne vulgaris is one of the most commonly treated dermatologic diseases in adult females, but treatment selection and patient education should be tailored specifically to this population.
In a time when parental vaccine hesitancy in pediatric spaces continues to occur, it is important that NPs have a tool kit for continuing the conversation in both an empathetic and informative way.
Despite the fear and negativity surrounding the use of vaginal estrogen, it is safe and effective for the treatment of vaginal dryness in most postmenopausal women.
Racism in nursing has existed since the profession’s historic beginnings, and it continues to permeate nursing education, practice, research, and policy.
Evidence shows that the mean delay in diagnosis for HS was more than 10 years and more than 60% of patients had visited a healthcare provider more than five times before receiving a formal diagnosis.
To fully meet patients’ needs, provide compassionate care that helps our patients thrive, and to create the best health outcomes possible, it is important to make SRHE a priority in our practice.