Commentary

Teen pregnancy prevention program

Teen pregnancy prevention program

The program strives to modify teen attitudes toward sexuality and bring about life-changing behavior.

Recertifying from inactive status

Recertifying from inactive status

For the APN who is recertifying, it is important to establish relationships with other APNs at the local and national level.

What our words say about ourselves

What our words say about ourselves

The words that we use and how we use them ultimately reflect what we think of ourselves.

Collaborating on interventional pain management in primary care

Collaborating on interventional pain management in primary care

Interventional pain specialists can work together with primary care providers to provide the best care for patients managing chronic pain.

Keep the care in care coordination

Keep the care in care coordination

In a patient-centric model of care, the effort focuses on the patient's wishes.

ICD-10 codes may improve asthma care

ICD-10 codes may improve asthma care

The new ICD-10 coding system may seem inappropriate for some disease models, but asthma care may benefit from the required changes.

Full practice authority and opiate use

Full practice authority and opiate use

Federal law does not allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to prescribe buprenorphine to patients with opiate use disorder.

The flu shot remains a vital healthcare tool

The flu shot remains a vital healthcare tool

Even if the flu shot "misses," as it did last year, it remains one of the best tools we have to help our patients live healthier lives.

Basal insulin for surgical diabetic patients

Basal insulin for surgical diabetic patients

Basal insulin, with or without nutritional correction, is the best approach to manage blood glucose in noncritically ill surgical patients.

Staying well while caregiving

Staying well while caregiving

Caregivers experience serious chronic health conditions at nearly twice the rate of those who are not caregivers.