21 November 2016

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)

2012—Born Too Soon

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a leader among U.S. nursing associations, representing more than 350,000 nurses in our specialty. AWHONN achieves its mission to promote the health of women and newborns through its evidence-based practice resources, legislative programs, research, and collaboration with organizations.

AWHONN’s Late Preterm Infant (LPI) Research-Based Practice Project (RBP), supported by Johnson & Johnson, confirms our commitment to raise awareness of risks associated with late preterm birth, reduce complications, and improve care provided to this vulnerable population. Project outcomes include expanding the body of knowledge about LPI morbidity and increasing nurses’ knowledge and ability to provide appropriate care.  A comprehensive Implementation Tool Kit is in development that includes strategies to ensure effective nursing care for key clinical processes identified through the RBP project as pivotal to eliminating preventable LPI complications.