After working at the same place for a long time, adjusting to a new job can be difficult.
When forced to re-evaluate your career, forewarned is forearmed.
Spending two years as a medical assistant helps practitioners learn the ins-and-outs of medical practice.
Research based on job availability, competition, and salary suggests the Pacific Northwest states are the best places for nurses to practice.
New NP/PA faculty members should reach out to different departments for research experience and develop relationships with other professors.
A structured internship program with mentoring from a preceptor is key to transition from new graduate to nurse.
Sleep medicine is a fascinating area of study with no shortage of potential patients.
Thirty of the nation's 50 lowest-scoring hospitals on patient safety are located in New York City and adjoining communities in West Chester, Long Island and New Jersey.
Medicare only reimburses 85% of fees for physician assistant provided health care, and soon private insurance carriers may do the same. Is it fair to pay less for a PA office visit than an MD visit?
Instead of viewing the new generation of health-care providers as a threat, seasoned clinicians should focus on shaping incoming nurses and physician assistants into colleagues they want working by their side.
Changing the name of physician assistants is just a starting point for broader redefinition of the profession.
Approximately 1% of the U.S. population accounted for 20% percent of health-care spending in 2008 and 2009.
Clinicians sometimes use their smart phones and tablet computers for personal matters — checking social networking websites, news and even airfare prices while on the job — in a phenomenon termed "distracted doctoring."
Employment opportunities are limited today for many people seeking work, yet health-care needs are on the rise and the demand for nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to care for the country's baby-boomers is increasing.
One-thousand new midwives need to be trained each year to meet American College of Nurse Midwives 2020 goals, but just 339 were certified in 2010.
Many more medical errors are reported when the process is anonymous and the health-care environment is nonpunitive, study results indicate.
The peer review process fosters collaboration between physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians, enabling us to exchange our knowledge and experience, and grow as health-care providers.
No one health-care provider can go it alone. Nurses, physicians, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and every other support and ancillary department depend on each other to provide each patient with the best care possible.
A nurse writes about the trickle-down affect hospital restrictions that do not coincide with state regulations for certified nurse midwives can have on providing collaborative healthcare.
Politics, laws, rules and regulations are the very core of what drives what clinicians can and can't do; it determines reimbursement and therefore your salary. To be blissfully unaware is lazy. To be aware and completely uninvolved is just shameful.
Access to U.S. health care is declining despite the fact that costs are higher than ever.
Physician groups' insinuations that nurses with doctorate degrees, who want to use the title "doctor" are confusing patients and misrepresenting themselves, are obtrusive and offensive.
Using electronic health records (EHRs) will likely become second nature for a new generation of nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
An eager, young clinician learns the hard way that discretion is the first rule of law in medicine.
The most recent American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines for vaginal birth after cesarean take the decision making process out of the legal realm and back in the hands of health care providers.
Read this tip for making abstract concepts, like converting metric medication doses, go down smoothly.
Are health care providers adequately prepared to address patients' psychological issues?
The new licensure process will be based on a practice agreement developed in conjunction with a supervising physician and filed with the Oregon Medical Board, eliminating archaic language that required that each PA's scope of practice and supervision requirements be determined by the state medical board.
Why do so many health care providers have trouble following their own advice?
Evidence supports creating a culture of collaboration between physicians and nurse practitioners to bridge healthcare disparities and decrease medical costs.