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Gout Outcomes Favorable With Nurse-Led Care

Gout Outcomes Favorable With Nurse-Led Care

In a British study, nurse-led care emphasizing patient education and engagement significantly improved the proportion of gout sufferers who achieved target serum urate levels.

Communicating Care via Fax: NP Faulted for Negligence

Communicating Care via Fax: NP Faulted for Negligence

Use of a fax machine and lack of a timely response resulted in the demise of a patient and an accusation of gross negligence.

Expanding Healthcare Access With Nurse-Led Care in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Expanding Healthcare Access With Nurse-Led Care in Rheumatoid Arthritis

A recent systematic review found that nurse-led care is effective, acceptable, and safe in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Advanced Practice Professionals Performing More Dermatologic Procedures

Advanced Practice Professionals Performing More Dermatologic Procedures

The most common procedures that APPs performed in 2015 were destructions of benign neoplasms, biopsies, and destructions of malignant neoplasms.

Nurse Practitioner Profession: 20 Years of Change

Nurse Practitioner Profession: 20 Years of Change

Changes in the NP profession over the past 20 years include the growth of the profession, methods of practice, and the types of patients and conditions treated.

NP, PA Treatment Comparable for Patients With CVD or Diabetes

NP, PA Treatment Comparable for Patients With CVD or Diabetes

Effectiveness of care and healthcare resource use for diabetes or cardiovascular disease were comparable among patients receiving care from an NP vs those managed by a PA.

Discharge Tools, Follow-Up Calls Reduce Readmission for Congestive Heart Failure

Discharge Tools, Follow-Up Calls Reduce Readmission for Congestive Heart Failure

A literature review revealed that the use of care navigators in conjunction with follow-up telephone calls from nursing staff improved transition of care and readmission rates in patients with congestive heart failure.

Preoperative Testing, Management: Addressing a Potential Hospitalist NP Gap

Preoperative Testing, Management: Addressing a Potential Hospitalist NP Gap

Hospitalist NPs are key to successfully implementing Society of Hospital Medicine guidelines for preoperative testing and management.

Assessing a Comprehensive Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Program

Assessing a Comprehensive Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Program

An evaluation assessed the nonhealthcare-related influences that have led to misconceptions about long-acting reversible contraceptives.

Nursing Faculty Ill Prepared to Educate Students on Transgender Patient Care

Nursing Faculty Ill Prepared to Educate Students on Transgender Patient Care

Nurse educators may not be fully prepared to teach students about transgender patient care.

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