Nurse Practitioners

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.

Pharmacy chains continue to develop primary care venues

Pharmacy chains continue to develop primary care venues

Retail medical sites like CVS and Walmart have established primary care clinics, which are staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Incorporating physician assistants and nurse practitioners in private practice

Incorporating physician assistants and nurse practitioners in private practice

Adding another healthcare provider to the practice schedule creates additional access for the patient.

Nurse practitioners could meet the need for house calls to elderly

Nurse practitioners could meet the need for house calls to elderly

Nurse practitioners made more than 1.3 million home visits nationwide in 2013.

Celebrating a 1-year anniversary as an FNP

Celebrating a 1-year anniversary as an FNP

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An FNP reflects on the lessons he has learned in practice throughout the year.

VA grants veterans direct access to APRN care

VA grants veterans direct access to APRN care

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The VA ruled to grant veterans direct access to advanced practice registered nurses who work in the VA healthcare system.

Integrating nurse practitioners into intensive care units

Integrating nurse practitioners into intensive care units

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Ensuring successful integration of nurse practitioners into intensive care units includes orientation programs and leadership teams.

Drone-delivered health care in rural Appalachia

Drone-delivered health care in rural Appalachia

Nurse practitioners make history with the first FAA-approved drone delivery of medications in the United States.

2016 NP Week focuses on increasing access to healthcare

2016 NP Week focuses on increasing access to healthcare

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The AANP celebrates National Nurse Practitioner Week from November 13-19, 2016.

Recertifying from inactive status

Recertifying from inactive status

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For the APN who is recertifying, it is important to establish relationships with other APNs at the local and national level.

Is a primary care panel size of 2500 patients reasonable?

Is a primary care panel size of 2500 patients reasonable?

Panel size has been equated with the level of care that patients receive.

NPs provide essential health care in underserved populations

NPs provide essential health care in underserved populations

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NPs provide high-quality health care to underserved and uninsured populations throughout the United States.

AANP supports bill for full practice authority for NPs in veterans health care

AANP supports bill for full practice authority for NPs in veterans health care

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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.

 Advances for PAs practicing addiction medicine

Advances for PAs practicing addiction medicine

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Both PAs and NPs who practice addiction medicine have seen progress made in 2016 to increase practice authority.

AANP 2016: A patient-centered mission for NPs

AANP 2016: A patient-centered mission for NPs

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The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 2016 National Conference takes place in San Antonio from June 21 through June 26.

A bumpy transition into the role of an FNP

A bumpy transition into the role of an FNP

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Sometimes, stepping into a new professional role takes longer than expected.

What our words say about ourselves

What our words say about ourselves

The words that we use and how we use them ultimately reflect what we think of ourselves.

Florida bill poised to grant NPs, PAs controlled substance prescribing authority

Florida bill poised to grant NPs, PAs controlled substance prescribing authority

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If signed, the bill would authorize Florida NPs and PAs to prescribe Schedule II controlled substances.

No thanks, on full practice authority

No thanks, on full practice authority

A clinician weighs in on the potential harms of full practice authority for Nurse Practitioners.

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