The most common procedures that APPs performed in 2015 were destructions of benign neoplasms, biopsies, and destructions of malignant neoplasms.
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.
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.
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.
Hospitalist NPs are key to successfully implementing Society of Hospital Medicine guidelines for preoperative testing and management.
An evaluation assessed the nonhealthcare-related influences that have led to misconceptions about long-acting reversible contraceptives.
Nurse educators may not be fully prepared to teach students about transgender patient care.
Project ECHO at Los Angeles Christian Health Center contributes to improved care of HCV in underserved populations.
Investigators report results from the MONALEESA-7 trial, which assessed ribociclib plus endocrine therapy in premenopausal women with advanced breast cancer.
Lofexidine may help patients with opioid withdrawal symptoms or difficulty with opioid discontinuation.
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.
Findings from 2008 to 2016 in both rural and nonrural practices.
Vertical level mergers, which incorporate not just health care providers, but also insurers, retailers, and PBMs, could pose challenges in primary care.
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.
Findings tied to both frequency of overtime and length of overtime hours in acute care setting
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.