NAPNAP 2015

Guidance needed to reduce acetaminophen-related medication errors in tots

Guidance needed to reduce acetaminophen-related medication errors in tots

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The most commonly reported contributing factors were misreading the label, confusion regarding the units of measurement, and incorrect dosing information received from a health-care provider.

Primary care must become 'one-stop shop' for health needs

Primary care must become 'one-stop shop' for health needs

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Practitioners must innovate to ensure primary care practices stay relevant as alternative health settings emerge.

Addressing weight measurement disparities in black youth

Addressing weight measurement disparities in black youth

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Black youth experience higher rates of obesity and obesity-related diseases compared with white youth.

NPs important leaders for evidence-based practice, improving patient outcomes

NPs important leaders for evidence-based practice, improving patient outcomes

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Practice improvement projects not only benefit the bottom line, they contribute to employee satisfaction and staff retainment.

Seizure Smart Initiative improves school-based epilepsy management

Seizure Smart Initiative improves school-based epilepsy management

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School nurses play vital roles in increasing seizure awareness educators and care managers.

Addressing added sugar in kids' diets

Addressing added sugar in kids' diets

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Educating parents on the importance of healthy diet, and how to read nutrition labels, can help reduce the high intake of added sugars in kids' diets.

Asthma clinic improves triage from emergency department to primary care

Asthma clinic improves triage from emergency department to primary care

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An express clinic implemented in the ED can help bridge the gap to primary care after acute asthma exacerbations.

Advocacy key in advancing nurse practitioner practice authority

Advocacy key in advancing nurse practitioner practice authority

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New and experienced nurse practitioners alike have opportunities to advocate for better policies at the federal, state, and federal level.

Prioritize HPV, meningitis, Tdap and MMR vaccines in 2015

Prioritize HPV, meningitis, Tdap and MMR vaccines in 2015

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New HPV and meningitis B vaccines offer better protection for adolescents.

Nurse practitioners important health, wellness role models

Nurse practitioners important health, wellness role models

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Evidence-based interventions needed to create wellness cultures and encourage healthy behavior change in NPs.

Demand for nurse practitioners growing in pediatric acute-care settings

Demand for nurse practitioners growing in pediatric acute-care settings

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More efforts are needed to develop leadership and infrastructure to support acute-care nurse practitioners.

Addressing bullying in primary care

Addressing bullying in primary care

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Primary care clinicians should look for signs of mental illness in their adolescent patients, especially among those who are bullied.

Pediatric acute kidney injury intervention improves patient follow-up rates

Pediatric acute kidney injury intervention improves patient follow-up rates

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The follow-up pathway utilizes trigger reports, tracking spreadsheets, and educational materials to improve patient satisfaction.

Sexually transmitted infection follow-up adherence low among urban youth

Sexually transmitted infection follow-up adherence low among urban youth

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Even after being contacted about the results of their test by a community nurse, more than 40% of patients did not seek out treatment.

Job search techniques for new and seasoned nurse practitioners

Job search techniques for new and seasoned nurse practitioners

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Self-assessments, behavioral interview preparation, and networking are just three techniques that can be used in search strategy that yields benefits NPs on the hunt for their next job.

Rethinking the traditional preceptor-student relationship

Rethinking the traditional preceptor-student relationship

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A new pilot program that leverages the community and technology may help ease the preceptor shortage problem.

CHIP funding set to expire without Congressional action

CHIP funding set to expire without Congressional action

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Nurse practitioners urged to call on federal and state policymakers to ensure children have the health coverage they need.

Patients' cultural, religious backgrounds complicate HPV vaccine adherence

Patients' cultural, religious backgrounds complicate HPV vaccine adherence

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While not statistically significant, participants who noted they had received the HPV vaccine also reported that they used condoms without fail at every sexual encounter.

Phone intervention reduced pediatric hospital readmission rates

Phone intervention reduced pediatric hospital readmission rates

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Post-discharge phone calls have the potential to improve compliance with and understanding of hospital discharge instructions.

Recognizing disordered eating in teen girls with type 1 diabetes

Recognizing disordered eating in teen girls with type 1 diabetes

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Clinicians should educate families about insulin omission as a weight-reduction strategy in adolescent girls with type 1 diabetes.

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