While medical credentials are meaningful to both patient and provider, they can also cause confusion.
For patients with heart failure discharged to a skilled nursing facility and then home, the risk for readmission is highest during the first 2 days at home and is attenuated with a longer SNF length of stay.
The term mid-level provider is causing confusion for patients and frustration for medical providers.
But most report lack of appropriate staffing; 33% intend to leave job within 12 months.
Identifying various care delivery models within hospital systems can be utilized to integrate nurse practitioners into pediatric hospital medicine teams.
Educating nurses on how to identify and treat pediatric patients with traumatic brain injuries helps to ensure consistency of care.
Advanced practice nursing fellowship programs may improve confidence in clinical practice and help alleviate the workforce shortage in developmental-behavioral pediatrics.
Healthcare providers of pediatric patients found an evidence-based toolkit to be beneficial in educating parents on media use in children.
Pediatric nurse practitioners expressed increased job satisfaction when working with patients and their families as well as when collaborating in multidisciplinary teams.
Analyzing personality characteristics and risk behaviors of youth who use synthetic cannabinoids may prevent addiction and adverse effects associated with drug use.
Although physician assistant curricula focused on treating the LGBT community has increased, more work is needed to expand the research on this population.
A nurse practitioner sues her former employer after being fired for refusing to get a flu shot.
Nurse staffing ratios and subjective workload were found to be directly associated with missed care in a NICU.
Could type of clinician rendering care influence outcomes for patients with diabetes?
Between 2012 and 2016, trends in primary care visits suggest that physician office visits dropped across every state in the Unites States while visits to NPs and PAs increased.
Investigators sought to determine whether nurse practitioners and physician assistants are expanding their scope of practice outside of primary care to perform dermatologic procedures.
In a British study, nurse-led care emphasizing patient education and engagement significantly improved the proportion of gout sufferers who achieved target serum urate levels.
Use of a fax machine and lack of a timely response resulted in the demise of a patient and an accusation of gross negligence.
A recent systematic review found that nurse-led care is effective, acceptable, and safe in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
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