AANP 2017

Managing comorbidities linked to childhood obesity

Managing comorbidities linked to childhood obesity

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A point-of-care resource tool may help clinicians better manage childhood overweight- and obesity-related comorbidities.

Women veterans lack access to effective health care in civilian practice

Women veterans lack access to effective health care in civilian practice

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Civilian healthcare providers need to be educated on the importance of screening women for military service and also be aware of the unique healthcare needs of this population.

Advanced practice preceptor development program improves student transitions into practice

Advanced practice preceptor development program improves student transitions into practice

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An innovative advanced practice preceptor program can help students and novices transition into established professionals.

NPs improve care coordination for high-risk complex care patients post-discharge

NPs improve care coordination for high-risk complex care patients post-discharge

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Post-discharge care from hospital to community coordinated by an NP in high-risk complex care patients reduced hospital readmission rates.

Managing patients with chronic heart failure

Managing patients with chronic heart failure

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Clinicians will encounter more patients at risk for CHF as the population ages and cardiovascular risk factors become more prevalent.

NPs have favorable view of retail health clinics

NPs have favorable view of retail health clinics

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A survey found that 77.4% of NPs reported that the care provided in retail health clinics was in accordance with evidence-based guidelines.

Rivaroxaban decreased VTE rate in high-risk orthopedic joint surgery patients

Rivaroxaban decreased VTE rate in high-risk orthopedic joint surgery patients

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Researchers developed a protocol to demonstrate the efficacy of rivaroxaban in lowering the risk of venous thromboembolism among orthopedic joint surgery patients.

Mammogram referral, screening rates boosted with point-of-care screening program

Mammogram referral, screening rates boosted with point-of-care screening program

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A breast cancer screening program helped improve mammography referral and screening rates in a federally qualified health center.

Preventing holiday weight gain among rural hospital nightshift employees

Preventing holiday weight gain among rural hospital nightshift employees

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Using collaboration and technology, NPs can help patients prevent weight gain and obesity-related diseases.

AANP 2017: More NPs choosing primary care

AANP 2017: More NPs choosing primary care

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Nearly 90% of nurse practitioners are prepared in primary care programs in 2017.

AANP 2017: NPs better able to diagnose and treat mental health disorders with greater exposure as students

AANP 2017: NPs better able to diagnose and treat mental health disorders with greater exposure as students

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Diagnostic and treatment competency levels in mental health disorders improved with increased educational time on these conditions.

AANP 2017: Teaching strategies to enhance intergenerational learning

AANP 2017: Teaching strategies to enhance intergenerational learning

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Understanding the different attitudes and skills that different generations and professions bring to relationships can increase working confidence and self-efficacy.

AANP 2017: Revolutionizing health care

AANP 2017: Revolutionizing health care

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The AANP 2017 National Conference will be held from June 20 through June 25 in Philadelphia.

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