Contraception 1201 - Contraceptive Technology Update - Jan 01, 2008

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for OB/GYNs, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other family planners.

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.25 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.25 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty

Consulting Editor
Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH
Senior Author, Contraceptive Technology
Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta

Author
Rebecca Bowers

Associate Publisher
Coles McKagen
AHC Media

Senior Managing Editor
Joy Dickinson
AHC Media

Columnist
Adam Sonfield
Senior Public Policy Associate
Guttmacher Institute
Washington, DC

Nurse Reviewer
Sharon B. Schnare, RN, FNP, CNM, MSN, FAANP
Clinical Instructor
Department of Family and Child Nursing
University of Washington Seattle School of Nursing

Subjects:

  • Media reports on OC studies raise flags: How to advise patients?
  • Progress reported on male contraceptives
  • Drug interactions and OCs — Base decisions on facts
  • New information shows chlamydia's spread
  • Help women cut cancer risks with ACOG guide
  • Boost Hispanic women's HPV prevention awareness

Objectives:

  • identify clinical, legal, or scientific issues related to development and provisions of contraceptive technology or other reproductive services
  • describe how those issues affect services and patient care
  • integrate practical solutions to problems and information into daily practices, according to advice from nationally recognized family planning experts

Financial Disclosure:

Consulting Editor Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH, Author Rebecca Bowers, Associate Publisher Coles McKagen, Senior Managing Editor Joy Dickinson, and Adam Sonfield (Washington Watch Columnist) report no consultant, stockholder, speaker's bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study. Sharon B. Schnare, RN, FNP, CNM, MSN, FAANP, (Nurse Reviewer) discloses that she is a retained consultant and a speaker for Barr Laboratories, Berlex, and Organon; she is a consultant for 3M Pharmaceuticals; and she is a speaker for FEI Women's Health, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, and Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals.

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