Nurse practitioners make history with the first FAA-approved drone delivery of medications in the United States.
Lidocaine patches may be effective for patients who are in pain but are looking to avoid drugs that could be addictive.
Data regarding adverse drug events in the United States could help to focus medication safety initiatives in outpatient settings.
Commenting about patient behaviors on Facebook is becoming a common practice among clinicians.
The AANP celebrates National Nurse Practitioner Week from November 13-19, 2016.
Doctor's responses should demonstrate willingness to take action to address the complaint.
Prescription drug monitoring programs allow prescribers to perform a statewide search to determine when a patient last had a controlled substance prescribed.
Patient evaluations performed through teleconferencing may lack the accuracy of a physical exam.
After public opposition, the DEA has withdrawn its plan to classify the kratom plant as a schedule 1 substance.
The AABB evaluated studies that examined hemoglobin thresholds for red blood cell transfusion and red blood cell storage duration.
The quality of clinical outpatient care has not consistently improved throughout the past decade.
Activity trackers may help transfusion-dependent patients estimate hemoglobin levels.
Treating patients at high risk of an STI before the culture results are available could lead to overtreatment.
Many physician assistants come to the profession after working as certified athletic trainers.
Alternative anesthetics can be used for patients who have a lidocaine allergy.
When clinicians write informal prescriptions, their supervising physicians may also suffer the consequences.
A peer-review analysis identified the source of increasing drug prices in the United States.
Researchers compared quality of care, acute care use, and program investment costs of team-based care and traditional practices.
Some patients may be reluctant to seek care after sustaining an injury.
A clinician sends an 18-year-old patient for a same-day MRI but forgets to review the results with the same urgency.
In the last few years, clinicians have overwhelmingly moved to recognize the implicit biases in their practice of medicine.
Panel size has been equated with the level of care that patients receive.
The Lancet aims to provide a framework to improve the health and lives of members of the transgender community across the globe.
As the volume of patients in emergency departments across the country rise, more EDs are experimenting with appointment reservation systems.
A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community may improve the quality of care.
General practices that prescribe fewer antibiotics may encounter slightly higher incidences of pneumonia and peritonsillar abscess.
Clinicians can help patients by providing information on pharmacies that offer discounts, coupons, and affordable prescriptions.
Rather than identify patients as having low health literacy, it is recommended that clinicians use Universal Health Literacy Precautions.
Updated guidelines for safely sedating pediatric patients have been released by the AAP and AAPD.
When recommending probiotics to patients, NPs should remember that different strains have different health benefits.