Nurse Practitioners

NP and PA Scope of Practice Vary Greatly in US Emergency Departments

NP and PA Scope of Practice Vary Greatly in US Emergency Departments

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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.

Nurses' Overtime Can Negatively Affect Collaborative Practice

Nurses' Overtime Can Negatively Affect Collaborative Practice

Findings tied to both frequency of overtime and length of overtime hours in acute care setting

A Model for Nurse Practitioner-Physician Comanagement

A Model for Nurse Practitioner-Physician Comanagement

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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.

Rheumatology Curriculum Outline Aims to Train and Integrate NPs and PAs

Rheumatology Curriculum Outline Aims to Train and Integrate NPs and PAs

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The ACR/ ARHP created a rheumatology curriculum outline that can be used to create more efficient integration of NPs and PAs into rheumatology practice.

NP, PA Employment Increasing in Primary Care and Specialty Practices

NP, PA Employment Increasing in Primary Care and Specialty Practices

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The proportion of practices with NPs and PAs increased modestly from 2008 to 2016, with similar growth found in specialty and primary care practices.

Early Care Transitions Beneficial for Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

Early Care Transitions Beneficial for Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

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A diabetes transition registry may help adolescents with type 1 diabetes plan and prepare for independent adult care.

Pediatric Cancer Treatment and School Attendance: Lack of Consensus Remains

Pediatric Cancer Treatment and School Attendance: Lack of Consensus Remains

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School attendance or daycare for immunosuppressed pediatric cancer patients remains a topic of uncertainty for many clinicians.

Postpartum Depression Screening Effective in the Pediatric Setting

Postpartum Depression Screening Effective in the Pediatric Setting

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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.

Depression Screening Improves Short- and Long-Term Outcomes in Pediatric Oncology

Depression Screening Improves Short- and Long-Term Outcomes in Pediatric Oncology

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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.

Smoking Screening Beneficial in Pediatric Pulmonology Clinics

Smoking Screening Beneficial in Pediatric Pulmonology Clinics

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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.

Teens More Responsive to STI Test Results via Text Message

Teens More Responsive to STI Test Results via Text Message

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Hospital notifications are received more quickly by teen patients with STIs as text messages rather than phone calls.

Family Management Variables Predict Quality of Life in Children with Chronic Conditions

Family Management Variables Predict Quality of Life in Children with Chronic Conditions

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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 Age, Stress May Be Associated with Poor Infant Feeding Practices

Maternal Age, Stress May Be Associated with Poor Infant Feeding Practices

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Maternal factors, such as age and stress levels, may be linked with infant feeding concerns.

Electronic Device Screen Time May Affect Mental Health of School-Aged Youths

Electronic Device Screen Time May Affect Mental Health of School-Aged Youths

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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 Celebrates 45th Anniversary at 2018 National Conference

NAPNAP Celebrates 45th Anniversary at 2018 National Conference

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NAPNAP will celebrate its 45th anniversary at the organization's National Conference in Chicago from March 19-22, 2018.

AANP President Calls for Policy Change for In-Flight Medical Emergencies

AANP President Calls for Policy Change for In-Flight Medical Emergencies

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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.

National NP Week 2017 highlights profession's efforts to expand health care in US

National NP Week 2017 highlights profession's efforts to expand health care in US

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The American Association of Nurse Practitioners celebrates National NP Week from November 12-18.

Nurse practitioner treatment of hepatitis C in primary care

Nurse practitioner treatment of hepatitis C in primary care

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Hepatitis C treatment improves outcomes and experiences for patient and provider.

Managing comorbidities linked to childhood obesity

Managing comorbidities linked to childhood obesity

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A point-of-care resource tool may help clinicians better manage childhood overweight- and obesity-related comorbidities.

Women veterans lack access to effective health care in civilian practice

Women veterans lack access to effective health care in civilian practice

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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.

Advanced practice preceptor development program improves student transitions into practice

Advanced practice preceptor development program improves student transitions into practice

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An innovative advanced practice preceptor program can help students and novices transition into established professionals.

NPs improve care coordination for high-risk complex care patients post-discharge

NPs improve care coordination for high-risk complex care patients post-discharge

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Post-discharge care from hospital to community coordinated by an NP in high-risk complex care patients reduced hospital readmission rates.

NPs have favorable view of retail health clinics

NPs have favorable view of retail health clinics

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A survey found that 77.4% of NPs reported that the care provided in retail health clinics was in accordance with evidence-based guidelines.

Rivaroxaban decreased VTE rate in high-risk orthopedic joint surgery patients

Rivaroxaban decreased VTE rate in high-risk orthopedic joint surgery patients

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Researchers developed a protocol to demonstrate the efficacy of rivaroxaban in lowering the risk of venous thromboembolism among orthopedic joint surgery patients.

Mammogram referral, screening rates boosted with point-of-care screening program

Mammogram referral, screening rates boosted with point-of-care screening program

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A breast cancer screening program helped improve mammography referral and screening rates in a federally qualified health center.

AANP 2017: More NPs choosing primary care

AANP 2017: More NPs choosing primary care

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Nearly 90% of nurse practitioners are prepared in primary care programs in 2017.

AANP 2017: NPs better able to diagnose and treat mental health disorders with greater exposure as students

AANP 2017: NPs better able to diagnose and treat mental health disorders with greater exposure as students

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Diagnostic and treatment competency levels in mental health disorders improved with increased educational time on these conditions.

AANP 2017: Teaching strategies to enhance intergenerational learning

AANP 2017: Teaching strategies to enhance intergenerational learning

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Understanding the different attitudes and skills that different generations and professions bring to relationships can increase working confidence and self-efficacy.

AANP 2017: Revolutionizing health care

AANP 2017: Revolutionizing health care

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The AANP 2017 National Conference will be held from June 20 through June 25 in Philadelphia.

Guidelines proposed on substance abuse in nurses

Guidelines proposed on substance abuse in nurses

Health care facilities should provide education to nurses and other employees relating to alcohol and drug use, and promote safe, supportive drug-free workplaces.

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