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Women's Health

  • Creator:   The Nurse Practitioner
  • Updated:   1/19/2022
  • Contains:  9 items
A collection of articles focused on conditions and treatment in healthcare, specific to women.
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Recognizing risk and presence of posttraumatic stress disorder in women

Heavey, Elizabeth

The Nurse Practitioner. 46(6):28-35, June 2021.

US women who report having experienced significant trauma at some point in their lives range from 50% to 90%. Yet posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) goes largely unrecognized in women. This article discusses ways to monitor, screen, and intervene for PTSD in women.

The role of telemedicine in gynecologic healthcare: A narrative review

Weltin, Ann; Etcher, LuAnn

The Nurse Practitioner. 46(5):24-31, May 2021.

This article offers a comprehensive narrative literature review on telemedicine use in gynecologic healthcare analyzing current telemedicine integration in the field and outlining innovative and best practices. Telemedicine use in contraceptive care, sexually transmitted infections, acute and chronic gynecologic conditions, and education are discussed. NPs are in a unique position to offer these services to patients in need of women's healthcare services. Barriers, facilitators, clinical implications, and future research are addressed.

Beliefs related to Pap smear intention among Jamaicans: A qualitative research study

Linton, Denise

The Nurse Practitioner. 46(3):51-55, March 2021.

Globally, most women who are diagnosed with cervical cancer do not obtain regular screening with the Pap smear/test. Women in developing countries have high cervical cancer incidence and mortality. Therefore, a qualitative research study was conducted to determine the referents, and salient and control beliefs related to Pap smear/ test intention among Jamaicans.

Recurrent bacterial vaginosis

Ellington, Kelly; Saccomano, Scott J.

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(10):27-32, October 2020.

Bacterial vaginosis recurrence is common but can lead to recurrent bothersome symptoms associated with infection. This article reviews evidence-based options for practicing providers to improve patient outcomes. Bacterial vaginosis increases the risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Adequate treatment is essential to help avoid adverse patient outcomes.

Asymptomatic GBS bacteriuria during antenatal visits: To treat or not to treat?

Rosenberger, Kelly D.; Seibert, Amy; Hormig, Sara

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(7):18-25, July 2020.

Inconsistencies persist regarding the efficacy of treating asymptomatic group B Streptococcus bacteriuria in pregnant individuals with colony counts below 105 (100,000) CFU/mL. Despite these discrepancies, treatment still occurs. This article examines the role of screening and treatment, evidence-based guidelines, and practice patterns to provide clarification and resolve local practice disparities.

Guiding patients to appropriate vaccination during pregnancy

Heavey, Elizabeth

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(6):19-24, June 2020.

This article focuses on the two universally recommended vaccines during pregnancy—Tdap and influenza—and how NPs can advocate for the appropriate vaccination of this patient population.

Infertility management in primary care

Thable, Angela; Duff, Elsie; Dika, Cheryl

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(5):48-54, May 2020.

Infertility is a growing issue for couples. Primary care NPs can manage initial treatment as well as address the emotional and financial burdens of patients experiencing infertility. NPs can provide timely access to investigations and treatment, helping patients achieve their goal of pregnancy sooner.

Planned home births: The role of the primary care NP

Tedesco-Schneck, Mary

The Nurse Practitioner. 45(4):18-24, April 2020.

Over the past 15 years, there has been a steady resurgence of planned home births in the US. NPs have the opportunity to provide reliable information to women to help ensure a safe delivery and to optimize care for the neonate.