Inspiration Station: APGO NVP Resources

The month of May is named for the Greek Goddess Maia, whose Roman counterpart, Bona Dea, the goddess of fertility, was honored with a festival in May. For this reason, it’s not surprising that many of the year’s holidays and observances celebrating women and motherhood – Mother’s Day, Women’s Health Week – fall in May.

Also, the first full week of May, as the school year is coming to a close, we celebrate teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week for their dedication and commitment to education.

With so many of the month’s holidays and observances aligning to our mission, May is an exciting month at APGO. In joint celebration of these May/APGO themes – women’s health, motherhood and education – we’re excited to tell you about recent updates to our Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) teaching module. The resource is for use by obstetrician-gynecologist educators in teaching medical students and residents the effects of NVP on the outcome of pregnancies and how to institute appropriate management strategies. It’s also a valuable resource for practicing physicians and other healthcare professionals, including nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurse midwives.

The module, which is part of APGO’s Educational Series on Women’s Health Issues, includes recently updated CME monograph and teaching slides, as well as three teaching cases. It can be accessed by members through our new e-learning portal.

And, because we’re really passionate about women’s healthcare education, we also made an NVP app. The APGO WellMom Managing Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) App is the first and only mobile application developed for teaching and treating NVP. It is designed for the same audience as our online learning portal, but also includes a section for expectant mothers and their social support team. We made a short video to show you some of the features – check it out and see how it can benefit you, your learners and your patients.

Enjoy the remaining days of May and keep celebrating women’s health, mothers and teachers!