Nurse Practitioners

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Project ECHO: Educational Support to Improve Hepatitis Care

Project ECHO: Educational Support to Improve Hepatitis Care

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Project ECHO at Los Angeles Christian Health Center contributes to improved care of HCV in underserved populations.

Ribociclib Prolongs Progression-Free Survival in Premenopausal Breast Cancer

Ribociclib Prolongs Progression-Free Survival in Premenopausal Breast Cancer

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Investigators report results from the MONALEESA-7 trial, which assessed ribociclib plus endocrine therapy in premenopausal women with advanced breast cancer.

Lofexidine a Non-Narcotic Option for Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Lofexidine a Non-Narcotic Option for Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

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Lofexidine may help patients with opioid withdrawal symptoms or difficulty with opioid discontinuation.

FDA Upscheduling of Hydrocodone Places Burden on APRNs

FDA Upscheduling of Hydrocodone Places Burden on APRNs

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A study assessing the impact of upscheduling of hydrocodone combined medications on APRN practices in Oklahoma revealed significant barriers to effective pain management.

Buprenorphine Diversion Driven by Withdrawal Prevention, Abstinence Maintenance

Buprenorphine Diversion Driven by Withdrawal Prevention, Abstinence Maintenance

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Researchers deployed a survey to individuals who had received treatment for opioid use disorder to assess their use of buprenorphine.

NKTR-181 for Chronic Lower Back Pain:  SUMMIT-07 Results

NKTR-181 for Chronic Lower Back Pain: SUMMIT-07 Results

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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.

Demographic Insights Into Hepatitis Vaccination Practices

Demographic Insights Into Hepatitis Vaccination Practices

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From 2007 to 2015, the majority of initial hepatitis A, B, and A/B vaccinations were administered by primary care providers.

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Systems Quality Assessment

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Systems Quality Assessment

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An observational study was conducted in order to determine the accuracy and quality of readings provided by home blood pressure monitoring systems.

Tiotropium Once-Daily Plus ICS Maintenance May Improve Airflow Obstruction in Adult Asthma

Tiotropium Once-Daily Plus ICS Maintenance May Improve Airflow Obstruction in Adult Asthma

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Researchers from the University of Rochester identified improvement in pulmonary function in symptomatic adult patients with asthma treated with once-daily tiotropium.

Budesonide ER for Ulcerative Colitis Safe Regardless of Gender, Age

Budesonide ER for Ulcerative Colitis Safe Regardless of Gender, Age

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The budesonide extended-release formulation was found to be safe and well tolerated for the remission of ulcerative colitis, regardless of age or gender.

Rifaximin May Improve Abdominal Pain Symptoms in IBS-D

Rifaximin May Improve Abdominal Pain Symptoms in IBS-D

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A 2-week course of treatment with rifaximin for diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome was found to improve abdominal pain symptoms.

More NPs Ordering Multitarget Stool DNA Test for Colorectal Cancer Screening

More NPs Ordering Multitarget Stool DNA Test for Colorectal Cancer Screening

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The percentage of NPs who order the mt-sDNA test for colorectal cancer screening has increased significantly since the test became available in 2014.

Osteoporosis Fracture Risk Awareness Lacking in Postmenopausal Women

Osteoporosis Fracture Risk Awareness Lacking in Postmenopausal Women

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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.

Presence of Nurse Practitioners Growing in Primary Care

Presence of Nurse Practitioners Growing in Primary Care

Findings from 2008 to 2016 in both rural and nonrural practices.

Vertical Mergers Could Be Challenging for Primary Care

Vertical Mergers Could Be Challenging for Primary Care

Vertical level mergers, which incorporate not just health care providers, but also insurers, retailers, and PBMs, could pose challenges in primary care.

NAPNAP, Nursing Coalition Community Oppose Border Separation of Children From Families

NAPNAP, Nursing Coalition Community Oppose Border Separation of Children From Families

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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.

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.

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