And here we are, with November upon us, voting finishing next week, the holiday cups of caffeine brightening the dark mornings in gloved hands, and an increase in “V22.2, Pregnancy state, incidental” as women flood the clinic with cold and flu symptoms. Naturally or supplementally increase your Vitamin C intake, y’all, because it is starting to smell like snow in these parts! Oh, and get out and vote!!!
You Don’t Own Me – PSA on Vimeo with Lesley Gore and countless others
Women raising their voices to an old song with a resounding theme. Spread this around this week for the voting deadline!!!
Please see the link above for the official Call for Papers.
“The Lancet is publishing a special edition for Women Deliver¹s third global
conference <http://www.wd2013.org/> in May 2013. This Lancet issue will be
a fantastic resource for the global maternal health community, and will
focus on the conference themes, detailed below. Content will include
peer-reviewed evidence-based articles and commentary pieces.”
Feinstein International Center at Tufts University – M.A. in Humanitarian Assistance
Check out their website for more information. Wishing it was online!
“The Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA) is a one-year joint degree offered by the Friedman School and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. The program is geared toward mid-career professionals who have significant field experience in humanitarian assistance. The program’s mission is to offer an academic setting where professionals can develop their knowledge and skills in the areas of nutrition, food policy, and economic, political and social development as they relate to humanitarian action in complex emergencies and other disasters. Practitioners study, read about, reflect on, and write about humanitarian theories, programs, and policies.”
The Rwanda Ministry of Health’s Human Resources for Health Program has several openings for clinical nursing and midwifery faculty. Positions are available immediately and require at least a 6-month commitment. Recruitment is also beginning for full time faculty for year 2, which begins August 1, 2013. Since faculty are employed by US universities, applicants must be employable in the US. Nurses or midwives with experience across most specialty areas are encouraged to apply. Go to www.hrhconsortium.moh.gov.rw for more information and to apply.
How-to Guide: Prevent Obstetrical Adverse Events – Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
Through a free registration with IHI, you can access this and many other documents related to bettering worldwide healthcare systems.
“This How-to Guide describes the essentials elements of preventing obstetrical adverse events, including the safe use of oxytocin and key evidence-based care components in the IHI Perinatal Bundles: IHI Elective Induction Bundle (Oxytocin), IHI Augmentation Bundle (Oxytocin), and the IHI Vacuum Bundle. The guide describes how to implement these interventions and recommends measures to gauge improvement.”
PTeq – USB Pregnancy Test
I mostly love the description by ThinkGeek, but the whole idea is great. Only $18 and you could have a super-modern way to track your fertility via LH and possible pregnancy via hCG and hCG-H. Are the basal temp thermometers and cervical mucous now old-school?
Carbon-Based Lifeforms Detected
“One line or two. Yes or no. Pregnancy tests are binary by their very nature. So when we found p-Teq’s USB Pregnancy Test Kit that’s chock full of extra scientific information, we knew we had to get this geeky goodness to our potentially spawning fans.
The process starts off like most pregnancy tests. You pee on a stick, specifically the absorbent test strip at one end. But everything’s different after that first step. Remove the cap from the other end of the stick (cleverly provided to keep you from accidentally contaminating the wrong end) to reveal the USB connector. Pop it in your computer. The power from your USB port starts the electrospray ionization process, creating a spectrograph of the various masses for your analysis. Get it? Your analysis? Urinalysis? *rimshot* Moving on…”