AANP 2015

Screening tool detects eating disorders

Screening tool detects eating disorders

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The acronym SCOFF can help identify patients with a likely case of anorexia or bulimia.

Oral health care, training necessary in primary care practice

Oral health care, training necessary in primary care practice

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There were 33.3 million underserved persons living in areas where there was a shortage of dental health professionals, according to the CDC.

Novel learning can benefit cognitive function in older adults

Novel learning can benefit cognitive function in older adults

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People who remain active as they age improve cognitive skills in executive function, attention, behavior, and spatial relationships.

Improving migraine diagnosis and treatment

Improving migraine diagnosis and treatment

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Taking a thorough headache history is key for timely migraine diagnosis.

Primary care bundle aims to reduce ED, hospital readmissions

Primary care bundle aims to reduce ED, hospital readmissions

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Health 360 is designed to be applied by an interprofessional collaborative care team and facilitated by nurse practitioners.

Aging population at risk for new HIV infection

Aging population at risk for new HIV infection

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Older Americans are more likely than younger Americans to be diagnosed with HIV infection later in the course of the disease.

Older insulins may be option for uninsured patients with diabetes

Older insulins may be option for uninsured patients with diabetes

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Current insulin treatments and new agents to manage diabetes may be prohibitively expensive for patients without health insurance.

Diabetes telehealth initiative bridges care gaps in rural settings

Diabetes telehealth initiative bridges care gaps in rural settings

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Strengthening patient-provider communication can improve diabetes outcomes.

How to vet mobile health apps for use in practice

How to vet mobile health apps for use in practice

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Health care providers can use the acronym SPPACES to determine what apps are the best for their clinical practice.

In-office health clinic saves money, improves employee satisfaction

In-office health clinic saves money, improves employee satisfaction

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A family health clinic implemented for employees of a orthopedic specialty practice offered solution to care barriers and reduced healthcare costs.

Grapefruit contraindicated with increasing numbers of drugs

Grapefruit contraindicated with increasing numbers of drugs

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Take thorough dietary histories to be sure patients are not taking medications that adversely interact with the fruit.

Nurse-practitioner led preoperative care reduced surgery cancellation

Nurse-practitioner led preoperative care reduced surgery cancellation

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Offering preoperative testing and evaluations in one convenient location can significantly reduce surgical cancellation rates.

Education needed to achieve more evidence-based vitamin D dosing

Education needed to achieve more evidence-based vitamin D dosing

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A clinician education program resulted in significant increases in intent to change behaviors related to appropriate vitamin D prescribing.

Seven tips to be a more effective healthcare provider

Seven tips to be a more effective healthcare provider

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Developing these characteristics will help clinicians become better providers and leaders.

Simple practice changes help improve glycemic control

Simple practice changes help improve glycemic control

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Creating better long-term, sustained relationship between patients and providers improves patient satisfaction and adherence to treatment.

Why pursue a doctorate of nursing practice?

Why pursue a doctorate of nursing practice?

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A doctorate of nursing practice degree provides leadership and research-based clinical practice experience.

Factors leading to frailty in elderly and its complications identified

Factors leading to frailty in elderly and its complications identified

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NPs should be aware of signs that may be related to frailty when evaluating elderly patients.

Nurse practitioners leading health care 'democratization'

Nurse practitioners leading health care 'democratization'

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Loretta Ford, EdD, RN, PNP, FAAN, FAANPP, pioneer of the nurse practitioner profession, calls on NPs to innovate, invest, and invent.

Using PEARLS to reduce unnecessary antibiotics

Using PEARLS to reduce unnecessary antibiotics

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Educating nurse practitioners and patients on antibiotic resistance helps bring down the antibiotic overprescription rate.

Targeted PSA screening prevents overdiagnosis, overtreatment

Targeted PSA screening prevents overdiagnosis, overtreatment

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More targeted efforts needed for prostate-specific antigen screening.

Magnesium helps prevent, manage asthma attacks

Magnesium helps prevent, manage asthma attacks

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Daily oral supplements and a magnesium-rich diet is efficient in managing mild, moderate and severe asthma exacerbation.

Quitting smoking improved pressure sore healing in patients with spinal cord injuries

Quitting smoking improved pressure sore healing in patients with spinal cord injuries

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Quitting smoking improved spinal cord injury quality of life.

As the NP profession turns 50, 
full practice authority is a priority

As the NP profession turns 50, 
full practice authority is a priority

Nurse practitioners continue to fight for full practice authority in all 50 states.

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