Contraceptive Technology Update 2014-02 - Contraceptive Technology Update - Feb 01, 2014

Target Audience:

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


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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.

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Faculty Listing:

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

Rebecca Bowers

Melanie Gold

Anita Brakman

Executive Editor
Joy Dickinson
AHC Media

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


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  • 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
  • Provide practical information that is evidence-based to help clinicians deliver contraceptives sensitively and effectively

Financial Disclosure:

Consulting Editor Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH, Author Rebecca Bowers, and Executive Editor Joy Dickinson report no consultant, stockholder, speaker's bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study. Sharon Schnare, Nurse Reviewer, discloses that she is a retained consultant for Watson Laboratories and Dopomed; on the speakers' bureau for Meda Pharmaceuticals, Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corp., and Teva Women's Health; and on the speakers bureau and a retained consultant for Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals. Melanie Gold, guest columnist, disloses that she is on the speakers' bureau for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. Anita Brakman, guest columnist, has no relevant relationships to disclose.

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