The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is taking big steps to improve maternal health – and Frontier Nursing University (FNU) is poised to help.
AWHONN’s mission is to improve and promote the health of women and newborns and to strengthen the nursing profession through the delivery of superior advocacy, research, education and other professional and clinical resources to nurses and other health care professionals.
One way AWHONN brings that mission to reality is through a program that features key industry interviews and news-style reports along with sponsored editorial profiles, called “Partners in Care.” Produced in partnership with ITN Productions, “Partners in Care” aims to show how medical professionals like women’s health, neonatal and obstetrics nurses can partner with like-minded individuals, organizations and industry companies to improve care for women and newborns.
AWHONN debuted the program at its annual convention held June 23th – 27th, 2018 in Tampa, Fla.
The message of “Partners in Care” complements FNU’s own mission and push to improve maternal health. FNU’s unique graduate nurse-midwifery specialty educates the next wave of nurse-midwives that play an integral and intimate role in maternal health. Watch this video to find out more about how the nurse-midwifery practice can improve health outcomes in both mother and baby.
According to FNU President, Dr. Susan Stone, DNSc, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, certified nurse-midwife, and President of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), improving maternal health, specifically maternal mortality, is an urgent task set before women’s health care providers.
In a recent “Nursecast” podcast with Springer Publishing Group, she mentioned the dramatic rise in maternal mortality in the U.S. over the last twenty years.
“We are seeing women with more medical complications when they enter labor,” said Dr. Stone. Her aim is not only to improve birth outcomes, but also to help alleviate those complications in women of all demographics and social classes before and during pregnancy.
Both AWHONN and FNU recognize that this important task cannot be completed one health care provider at a time. Rather, effective change must come through a collaboration of many, across all disciplines and even industries. This team-based approach is something that the “Partners in Care” program will hopefully help many individuals and organizations implement in their own practices.
Certified nurse-midwives, women’s health care providers, obstetric and neonatal nurses, labor/delivery nurses, OB/GYNs – each play an important role in improving maternal health. Through the “Partners in Care” program, significant strides can be made to improve care for women and newborns.
To find out more about AWHONN’s “Partners in Care” program, go here.
About AWHONN: A leader among the nation’s nursing associations, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) represents over 350,000 nurses and health care professionals with a membership of more than 24,000 in the U.S. AWHONN members are committed to delivering superior health care to women and newborns in hospitals, in-home health and ambulatory care settings. AWHONN members’ rich diversity of skills and experience make AWHONN the voice for women’s health, perinatal and neonatal nursing. Visit awhonn.org for more information.
About ITN Productions: ITN Productions is ITN’s dedicated production hub producing creative and commercially valuable content for the corporate, commercial, broadcast and digital sectors. Industry News forms part of this offering and is a communications tool for leading industry bodies and national associations produced in a broadcast news programme format, including interviews, news-style items and sponsored editorial profiles. Visit itnproductions.com for more information.