Nurse Practitioners Archive
A study assessing the impact of upscheduling of hydrocodone combined medications on APRN practices in Oklahoma revealed significant barriers to effective pain management.
Researchers deployed a survey to individuals who had received treatment for opioid use disorder to assess their use of buprenorphine.
The phase 3 SUMMIT-07 trial assessed the safety, efficacy, and tolerability of a new mu-opioid receptor agonist analgesic in adults with moderate to severe chronic lower back pain.
From 2007 to 2015, the majority of initial hepatitis A, B, and A/B vaccinations were administered by primary care providers.
An observational study was conducted in order to determine the accuracy and quality of readings provided by home blood pressure monitoring systems.
Researchers from the University of Rochester identified improvement in pulmonary function in symptomatic adult patients with asthma treated with once-daily tiotropium.
The budesonide extended-release formulation was found to be safe and well tolerated for the remission of ulcerative colitis, regardless of age or gender.
A 2-week course of treatment with rifaximin for diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome was found to improve abdominal pain symptoms.
The percentage of NPs who order the mt-sDNA test for colorectal cancer screening has increased significantly since the test became available in 2014.
Postmenopausal women have little awareness of osteoporotic fracture risk and poor understanding that a fragility fracture may be indicative of osteoporosis and that it increases future fracture risk.
NAPNAP has called on the US Department of Homeland Security, in collaboration with the Justice Department, to protect the health and wellness of immigrant children by voicing their opposition to the border separation of children and parents.
Stark differences exist in EDs across the United States with regard to scope of practice, expectations, team dynamics, and training requirements for PAs and NPs.
Nurse practitioner and physician comanagement in primary care has 3 vital attributes: effective communication; mutual respect and trust; and clinical alignment, also known as a shared philosophy of care.
The ACR/ ARHP created a rheumatology curriculum outline that can be used to create more efficient integration of NPs and PAs into rheumatology practice.
The proportion of practices with NPs and PAs increased modestly from 2008 to 2016, with similar growth found in specialty and primary care practices.
A diabetes transition registry may help adolescents with type 1 diabetes plan and prepare for independent adult care.
School attendance or daycare for immunosuppressed pediatric cancer patients remains a topic of uncertainty for many clinicians.
Standardizing postpartum depression screening in the ambulatory pediatric setting coupled with implementing a referral algorithm and referral guide can help more PPD cases be identified, further evaluated, and treated.
Implementing mental health services early on in pediatric oncology patients has significant benefits, as managing such distress before symptom severity worsens creates better short- and long-term outcomes.
Adaption of processes in pediatric pulmonology clinics that may eliminate tobacco use and exposure will help with decreasing medical expenses and hospital admissions for illnesses that can be triggered from smoke exposure.
Hospital notifications are received more quickly by teen patients with STIs as text messages rather than phone calls.
Increased daily family management, which includes attending to physical, psychological, or social aspects of a child with special healthcare needs, may be negatively associated with quality of life in children with chronic conditions.
Maternal factors, such as age and stress levels, may be linked with infant feeding concerns.
Two primary care pediatric clinics study the relationship between screen time use and mental health effects on children between 6 and 12 years old.
NAPNAP will celebrate its 45th anniversary at the organization's National Conference in Chicago from March 19-22, 2018.
A letter from AANP President Joyce Knestrick addresses an in-flight health emergency in which an NP was not permitted to properly treat a passenger in distress.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners celebrates National NP Week from November 12-18.
Hepatitis C treatment improves outcomes and experiences for patient and provider.
A point-of-care resource tool may help clinicians better manage childhood overweight- and obesity-related comorbidities.
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.
An innovative advanced practice preceptor program can help students and novices transition into established professionals.
Post-discharge care from hospital to community coordinated by an NP in high-risk complex care patients reduced hospital readmission rates.
A survey found that 77.4% of NPs reported that the care provided in retail health clinics was in accordance with evidence-based guidelines.
Researchers developed a protocol to demonstrate the efficacy of rivaroxaban in lowering the risk of venous thromboembolism among orthopedic joint surgery patients.
A breast cancer screening program helped improve mammography referral and screening rates in a federally qualified health center.
Nearly 90% of nurse practitioners are prepared in primary care programs in 2017.
Understanding the different attitudes and skills that different generations and professions bring to relationships can increase working confidence and self-efficacy.
AANP 2017: NPs better able to diagnose and treat mental health disorders with greater exposure as students
Diagnostic and treatment competency levels in mental health disorders improved with increased educational time on these conditions.
The AANP 2017 National Conference will be held from June 20 through June 25 in Philadelphia.
Adding another healthcare provider to the practice schedule creates additional access for the patient.
An FNP reflects on the lessons he has learned in practice throughout the year.
The VA ruled to grant veterans direct access to advanced practice registered nurses who work in the VA healthcare system.
Ensuring successful integration of nurse practitioners into intensive care units includes orientation programs and leadership teams.
Nurse practitioners make history with the first FAA-approved drone delivery of medications in the United States.
The AANP celebrates National Nurse Practitioner Week from November 13-19, 2016.
For the APN who is recertifying, it is important to establish relationships with other APNs at the local and national level.
NPs provide high-quality health care to underserved and uninsured populations throughout the United States.
The AANP held a press conference to support a bill that would grant full practice authority to all NPs within the Veterans Administration healthcare system.
Both PAs and NPs who practice addiction medicine have seen progress made in 2016 to increase practice authority.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2016 National Conference takes place in San Antonio from June 21 through June 26.
Sometimes, stepping into a new professional role takes longer than expected.
The words that we use and how we use them ultimately reflect what we think of ourselves.
If signed, the bill would authorize Florida NPs and PAs to prescribe Schedule II controlled substances.
A clinician weighs in on the potential harms of full practice authority for Nurse Practitioners.
Some variance is observed in outcomes for patients with COPD who are treated by NPs or PAs versus those treated by physicians.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are treated at practices with NPs and PAs exhibited lower disease activity over 2 years.
Throughout the United States, nurse practitioners are still prevented from exercising their full practice authority - leading to increased frustration as the primary care shortage grows.
As the NP profession celebrates 50 years, take a look back at where the profession started and how far it has come.
A recent FNP graduate breaks down how he prepared to take (and pass) the AANP exam.
Nurses who have united over comments on The View should use this momentum as a catalyst for change.
Planning ahead can help reduce the anxiety that comes along with final exams and boards.
PAs and NPs often receive several job offers after graduation, but there is more to consider than just salary.
Health care providers can use the acronym SPPACES to determine what apps are the best for their clinical practice.
A family health clinic implemented for employees of a orthopedic specialty practice offered solution to care barriers and reduced healthcare costs.
Offering preoperative testing and evaluations in one convenient location can significantly reduce surgical cancellation rates.
Developing these characteristics will help clinicians become better providers and leaders.
A doctorate of nursing practice degree provides leadership and research-based clinical practice experience.
Loretta Ford, EdD, RN, PNP, FAAN, FAANPP, pioneer of the nurse practitioner profession, calls on NPs to innovate, invest, and invent.
The Frontlines for Lifelines Act, S 297, would allow more than 4,000 nurse practitioners practicing in Veteran Affairs facilities full-practice authority.
Practitioners must innovate to ensure primary care practices stay relevant as alternative health settings emerge.
Practice improvement projects not only benefit the bottom line, they contribute to employee satisfaction and staff retainment.
New and experienced nurse practitioners alike have opportunities to advocate for better policies at the federal, state, and federal level.
More efforts are needed to develop leadership and infrastructure to support acute-care nurse practitioners.
Evidence-based interventions needed to create wellness cultures and encourage healthy behavior change in NPs.
A new pilot program that leverages the community and technology may help ease the preceptor shortage problem.
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.
Nurse practitioners continue to fight for full practice authority in all 50 states.
Elucidating most commonly performed clinical procedures can better inform education and training.
Strategies needed to make academic rank more attainable for physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
Practitioners must commit to completing their non-clinical office tasks in timely and accurate ways.
Governor Hogan signed the bill (HB 999/SB 723) into law on May 12, making Maryland the 21st full-practice authority state in the United States.
Ruling out a physiological reason for symptoms is a good starting point for NPs and PAs caring for patients with a new psychiatric disorder.
Some companies and organizations see the potential of the Apple Watch as a useful device for clinicians in communication with patients and colleagues, plus quick access to patient records.
Medical education has failed to address the social causes that may interfere with patients' health.
Working in pediatrics takes good communication and negotiation skills - as well as some hand sanitizer and tissues to ward off the extra germs.
A clinician is sued despite catching an overprescribed medication in a patient's admission orders.
The Nightingale Tribute is yet another inspiring component of the rich nursing traditions that physician assistants can learn from.
The satisfaction that you experience the first time you recognize one of the signs in practice is exciting and provides a since of accomplishment and validation of all the skills you learned.
One clinician misdiagnoses an adverse effect of a drug prescribed by another.
The balance between clinical practice and educational training is one of the toughest parts of the job.
NPs and PAs involved with oncology teams should support multimodal prehabilitation for cancer patients to help ease the transition to oncology.
Making flash cards, taking notes, and being flexible are just three ways to keep on top of your studies.
Budgeting your time, working collaboratively with your peers, and investing in technology are just three tips for surviving a nurse practitioner program.
Despite a predicted shortage of primary-care providers, some states do not allow nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their training.
The key to being successful in a nurse practitioner program is having a schedule, sticking to it and then being able to adapt and reschedule everything when you get off schedule.
In order to stay motivated and avoid burnout, some clinicians find inspiration in their patients.
Health-care providers may be using their phones too much during patient visits, causing aggravation and reducing provider-patient time.
Although technology might have weakened the idea that verbal patient hand-offs are important, such exchanges remain key to patient care.
Emmy Bushaija, a clinical officer educator, is training the next generation of health-care providers in Rwanda.
Reviewing precautions for blood and body fluids will help protect both healthcare workers and the public.