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  • August 17, 2022 12:36 PM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    The Medicine Couch 

    "What is it really like working in Obstetrics and Gynecology as a PA or NP? Who can deliver babies? How has the current state of reproductive rights affected the specialty since Roe v. Wade has been overturned? In the video, I interview PA Melissa Rodriguez, president of the Association of Physician Associates in Obstetrics and Gynecology (APAOG). We discuss hours, pay, and duties in OB/GYN, what she loves and doesn't love about OB/GYN, what procedures PAs/NPs can do, and which APPs can work in Labor & Deliver. If you want a behind the scenes look at this specialty, then this video is for you!" - Michele Cambron, PA-C

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  • August 03, 2022 1:10 PM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    APAOG is a partner of the ACOG Maternal Immunization Task Force and we are excited to continue to engage with you to advance maternal immunization rates in the U.S.

    During the 2022 virtual Maternal Immunization Summit, we were provided an opportunity to share and discuss impactful strategies and activities related to maternal immunization, vaccine confidence, COVID-19 vaccination among pregnant individuals, and routine immunization.

    To keep the conversation going and to continue to stay connected, the Task Force will be piloting a quarterly newsletter “Maternal Immunization Resources” in August in support of National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This newsletter will serve as a great opportunity for organizations to share updates on upcoming research, resources, and events related to maternal immunization.

    With that in mind, we welcome APAOG members and others to share any new maternal immunization items from your organization for inclusion in the first newsletter! Please email us!

  • July 26, 2022 9:01 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend routine screening for hepatitis C virus in pregnancy. Recently published data in Obstetrics & Gynecology indicate that less than half of all pregnant individuals are screened for hepatitis C. In a nationwide effort, ACOG is reaching out to partner organizations, such as APAOG, to raise awareness about hepatitis C screening in pregnancy.

    Hepatitis C screening in pregnancy is recommended to identify individuals with hepatitis C infection and infants who should receive testing at a pediatric visit. Hepatitis C screening during pregnancy should be an opportunity to promote a dialogue between pregnant individuals and their clinicians about hepatitis C transmission and risk factors.

    In addition to clinical guidance, patients may access Frequently Asked Questions “Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in Pregnancy,” “Protecting Yourself Against Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C,” and “Routine Tests During Pregnancy” for additional information.

    Partners are encouraged to disseminate materials in an effort to increase screening in pregnancy. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for work related to hepatitis C screening in pregnancy.

  • July 21, 2022 10:38 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    APAOG is sharing the following information as a Call to Action for OB PAs.

    2022 Tri-Regional Maternal Health Conference

    A Maternal Health conference focused on decreasing maternal mortality and morbidity, especially in the Mississippi Delta Region. The flyer and the planned agenda are attached below. The event is scheduled to be held on August 9 and 10, 2022. On day 2, there will be a Breakout Session C, where they will discuss Innovative Strategies for Improved Birthing Outcomes, and we need PA representation. 

  • July 14, 2022 11:27 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    A new resource for APAOG members and beyond to utilize is now available. Our advocacy webpage has a number of tips and now houses the Optimal Team Practice PDF for those working in OBGYN. 

  • July 06, 2022 2:09 PM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    In case you missed the APAOG Reproductive Access/ Abortion Task Force meeting on Thursday, June 30, 2022, we have the following available for you: 

  • June 29, 2022 3:08 PM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    The WPSI is pleased to announce the release of the 2022 Well-Woman Chart. The Recommendations for Well-Woman Care - A Well-Woman Chart is a comprehensive tool that summarizes preventive services recommendations for women from the WPSI, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), and Bright Futures based on age, health status, and risk factors. The 2022 Well-Woman Chart includes WPSI’s newest recommendation, Preventing Obesity in Midlife Women, and recently released USPSTF recommendations such as Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy and Colorectal Cancer Screening. In addition, clinical practice considerations, risk assessment methods, and the age and frequency of delivery of services are described in the 2022 Clinical Summary Tables accompanying the chart. The Well-Woman Chart can be used by health care clinicians providing preventive well-woman care, including family physicians, internists, OB-GYNs, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse-midwives. Please contact WPSI staff at wpsi@acog.orgif you have any questions.

  • June 29, 2022 1:28 PM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    Show your competence in electronic fetal monitoring with NCC certification. Read more.

  • June 24, 2022 12:00 PM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

    Today, the Supreme Court reversed the long standing Roe vs Wade decision. This now allows Mississippi to enforce a 15-week ban on abortion, and it regrettably allows the opportunity for other state legislatures to further restrict and potentially ban abortion. While expected, we are nonetheless shocked and highly concerned for our patients, their families, and our fellow health care colleagues. There are many uncertainties at this time, but what remains is our effort as OB/GYN PAs to uphold our commitment to increasing access to quality, equitable and affordable healthcare for all. As providers of obstetrical and gynecological care, we will continue to support birthing people through their happiest times and also in these most challenging times. As we work to begin establishing a task force to address these most important issues, please be on the lookout for information on how YOU can help. 

  • June 15, 2022 3:29 PM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)
    Sign up if you are interested in being considered to join the APAOG Maternal Immunizations Taskforce. We are searching for interested participants and will select 4-5 individuals to work on various aspects of what APAOG can offer to members (examples: webpage, brochures, posters, webinars, social, etc.) Please contact our office with any questions.

    Sign Up Here

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