"NPWH's mission is to assure the provision of quality health care to women of all ages by nurse practitioners through emphasis on education, support and collaboration," said Susan Wysocki, RN-C, NP, FAANP, president and CEO of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health.
"We are so pleased to honor these outstanding award winners whose research and clinical work embodies the true spirit of the field of nurse practitioners, and we are grateful to Mission Pharmacal for sponsoring this award and recognizing this remarkable group," added Ivy Alexander, PhD, C-ANP, chair of the research committee of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health and Associate Professor at Yale University School of Nursing.
The winners of the 2008 Women's Health Research Award are:
Kathaleen C. Bloom, PhD, CNM
Kathaleen Bloom, PhD, CNM, is a professor at the University of North
Florida School of Nursing in Jacksonville, Florida. Her winning abstract
entry, "Obstetric Screening Practices of Advanced Practice Nurses: Results
of a Pilot Study," summarized her examination of the routine obstetrical
screening practices of nurse practitioners and certified nurse-midwives
involved in prenatal care, and evaluated the consistency of these practices
with current guidelines. Her investigation found a relatively low incidence
of screening for maternal serum markers for fetal abnormalities, kick
counts and bacterial vaginosis, which is alarming and inconsistent with
well- established obstetric guidelin
|SOURCE Mission Pharmacal|
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