Infant Vomiting: Early Intervention Is Essential
Numerous health conditions in pediatrics present with vomiting. Vomiting can be related to benign causes easily treated with supportive measures or can signal a life-threatening condition that requires hospitalization. Identification of the red flags will aid in early diagnosis and prevent further complications that may arise from dehydration and metabolic abnormalities. Obtaining an in-depth history and physical examination will help identify if simple measures can alleviate or improve this symptomatology or if further workup is required. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - June 11, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Christine I. Krause Tags: Case Challenge Source Type: research

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Most of us have been awash in information regarding the pandemic and the impact of the SARS CoV-2 virus (COVID 19) on humans —and rightly so. As a result, I am sharing some important recent developments in women’s health research and contraception that may have been lost in the information avalanche. The first item relates to the participation of women in clinical trials. Women have historically been underrepresented in clinical trials. The rationale for reluctance to enroll women is based on concerns for inadvertently giving an agent that has not been fully tested to a pregnant person. (Source: The Journal for...
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - June 11, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Denise Link Tags: Quality Care for Women ’s Health Source Type: research

Facial Flushing, Nausea, Sweating, and Palpitations After Eating Fish
Scombroid poisoning is the most common fish-borne –related illness that is encountered in clinical practice by clinicians. The presentation of this condition can often mimic that of fish allergies and lead to misdiagnosis and treatment. Nurse practitioners should be familiar with the presentation of scombroid poisoning, risk factors, pathophysiol ogy, and condition management. This case challenge presents a patient presenting to the emergency department with signs and symptoms of scombroid poisoning with the nurse practitioner's diagnostic reasoning while evaluating such a patient. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - June 9, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Juan M. Gonzalez, Stephen McGhee, Johis Ortega Tags: Case Challenge Source Type: research

Erysipelas, the “Other” Cellulitis: A Practical Guide for Nurse Practitioners
Erysipelas is a skin and soft tissue infection, often confused with cellulitis, that is not well researched or understood in the medical literature. The incidence of erysipelas has been estimated to be from 10 to 100 cases per 100,000 individuals per year. However, these estimates may be inaccurate due to erysipelas cases being classified under the broader diagnosis of cellulitis. The aim of this article is to increase nurse practitioner awareness of erysipelas, how it manifests differently from cellulitis, and the latest evidence-based treatment guidelines for short- and long-term medical management of this condition. (So...
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - June 7, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Lisa Fetters, Sally Villase ñor Tags: Featured Article Source Type: research

Emerging Adults ’ Attitudes and Beliefs About Suicide and Technology/Social Media
Suicide in emerging adults (18-29 years) is increasing in the United States, especially amidst coronavirus disease 2019. How the use of technology/social media affects suicidal behaviors is unclear. The purpose of this study was to examine attitudes and beliefs of emerging adults about suicide and identify whether relationships exist with technology/social media use. A total of 297 participants completed an online survey examining attitudes about suicide and technology use. Results indicate a normalization of suicide. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - June 5, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Sharon R. Keating, Margaret Rudd-Arieta Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

Implementation of Photoscreening to Improve the Preschool Vision Screening Process
Amblyopia is the most common cause of preventable visual impairment in childhood. A quality improvement project was conducted at a pediatric primary care clinic located in North Carolina over a 3-month period with the intent of improving the preschool vision screening process. Vision screening rates and time to complete a screening were compared between a Plusoptix S12C photoscreener (Plusoptix Inc.) and a traditional eye chart. Successful vision screening rates were significantly higher and time to perform a vision screening was significantly lower using the photoscreener compared with screening with an eye chart. (Source...
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - June 5, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Katie Jean Poole, Anne Derouin, Tracey L. Yap, Julie A. Thompson Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Adult Trauma Patients
Abdominal compartment syndrome is often easily overlooked while an adult trauma patient is being stabilized. It demands meticulous physical examination by the provider. The patient ’s mortality rate is determined by the severity and time of the symptoms recognized by the provider. Intra-abdominal hypertension (measured by intra-abdominal pressure) and abdominal compartment syndrome are established causes of death among critically ill patients. Therefore, recognizing early si gns and symptoms in an adult trauma patient can aid the provider in deciding the appropriate course of treatment, ultimately evading the life-th...
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - June 4, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Lillian Ghosh, Raymund Gantioque, Cinthya Sotelo Tags: Featured Article Source Type: research

The Journal for Nurse Practitioners Continuing Education Credit Application
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Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - June 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Test and Application Source Type: research

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners ® (AANP) Shaped My Career
As I near the end of my term as AANP President, I reflect on my 25-year involvement with this organization, which began with my membership. I grew as a nurse practitioner (NP) in AANP and have utilized the many resources provided to help shape my career and practice. I hope my internal path to leading AANP can serve as inspiration to any member interested in advancing his or her own involvement. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - June 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Sophia L. Thomas Tags: From the AANP President Source Type: research

AANP Forum
By MaryAnne Sapio, VP, Federal Government Affairs (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - June 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: AANP Forum Source Type: research

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Letters to the Editor
“In a world of ordinary mortals, you are a wonder woman.”—Queen Hippolyta (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 31, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Rebecca Strickland Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor
As the largest organization in the United States representing over 50,000 certified pediatric nurses and nurse practitioners, the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) thanks you for addressing primary care as an accessible entry point for patients who experience mental health problems. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 31, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Sheri Sesay-Tuffour, Lillian Adele Foerster Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Nursing: A Legacy of Heroism
“In a world of ordinary mortals, you are a wonder woman.”—Queen Hippolyta (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 31, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Rebecca Strickland Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

A Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Antibiotic Stewardship at a Federally Qualified Health Center
The development of antibiotic resistance is a growing public health concern. Antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs) employ strategies to improve antibiotic prescribing practices. The purpose of this quality improvement project was to pilot an ASP with a focus on the management of sinusitis and pharyngitis. Antibiotic prescribing practices were evaluated before and after the implementation of the pilot ASP. The primary aim of this project was to improve the concordance of antibiotic prescribing practices with clinical practice guidelines. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 29, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Natalie Fleming, Jessica Wilson, Sybil Crawford, Susan Feeney Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

The Impact of Dragon Boating for Fatigue in Cancer Survivors
Fatigue after treatment for breast cancer has an impact on quality of life. Dragon boating is known to be beneficial. A multiple-point cohort panel design was used. Data was collected from breast cancer survivors to measure fatigue, quality of life, and upper arm functioning at 3 time points. Fatigue levels fell significantly between T1 and T2 and from T2 to T3. Similarly, upper limb functioning improved from T1 to T2 but showed no significant change between T2 and T3. The findings suggest that dragon boating, as a form of exercise, has a role in reducing fatigue. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 29, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Suzanne Denieffe, Constantino Castineira, Margaret Denny Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Evaluation of Headache Intensity and Treatment Associated With Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
The purpose of this study was to determine the maximum daily patient-reported pain scores for those patients who experienced subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and to assess how medications were used. A retrospective review of the electronic records of patients who experienced SAH was performed to evaluate patient demographics and comorbidities. The daily pain scores were statistically significant on day 5. Morphine equivalent dosing for day 1 admissions was as follows: patients with a Hunt and Hess (HH) score of I  = 2.69, II = 5.52, and III = 0.86 (P = .009). (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 29, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Tamara Langley, Debra Hampton, Amanda Wiggins, Justin Fraser Tags: Featured Article Source Type: research

Should Statutory Restrictions on NP Practice Be Relaxed During Emergencies?
A familiar adage holds that in the midst of chaos there is also opportunity; and these past months have certainly been characterized by chaos. As the corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic took hold of our world, the extraordinary demands placed upon us as nurse practitioners (NPs) changed our lives. As the focus shifts yet again, I am hearing from colleagues, myself included, who have dedicated themselves to the effort to vaccinate, aware that our combination of skills, knowledge, adaptability, and the trust placed in us by our patients makes us uniquely suited to this moment. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 28, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Donald Gardenier, Joyce M. Knestrick Tags: Point/Counterpoint Source Type: research

CUPS to Manage Pericarditis
This report provides a brief review on the classifications and diagnosis of pericarditis and presents a mnemonic that can be used as a clinical decision-making tool to guide nurse practitioners in the management of pericarditis. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 28, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Mohamed Toufic El Hussein, Calla Ha Tags: Featured Article Source Type: research

Obesity in Adolescents: Prevention and Treatment to Change Their Future
The rates of adolescents with obesity continue to climb at alarming rates, contributing to current and future metabolic, physiological, and psychological problems. Careful screening and assessment by providers using growth charts i crucial to prevent obesity in adolescence. Consistent education on nutrition and physical activity, as well as expected changes, helps to prevent obesity from occurring. Once an adolescent is diagnosed with obesity, providers seek assistance from multiple disciplines to develop a team approach to achieve specific and individualized goals for each patient and family. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 26, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Kayla McManus, Heide Temples Tags: Featured Article Source Type: research

Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis: A Clinical Analysis
Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) is an inflammatory form of chronic renal disease with the characteristics of pyelonephritis. It is associated with staghorn nephrolithiasis, kidney tissue damage, renal function loss, and a nonfunctional kidney. XGP can be confused with neoplastic or inflammatory renal conditions due to its indistinguishable imaging and its vague clinical presentation. The treatment of choice is nephrectomy. Only a few cases of XGP have been treated medically. XGP should be managed by urology and nephrology providers. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Lidia Dalessandro Tags: Featured Article Source Type: research

Social Isolation in Dementia: The Effects of COVID-19
The aim of this literature review is to identify the effects of social isolation and lonliness on persons with dementia and to highlight interventions for private homes and long-term care facilities. It includes articles published in the last 5 years for a total of 45 articles. Social isolation and/or lonliness is linked to reduced quality of life, neuropsychiatric symptoms, and psychotropic drug use in people living with demential. Interventions, including physical activity, should be individualized and patient centered. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 23, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Aurora Curelaru, Sarah J. Marzolf, Jean-Claude K.G. Provost, Helen H.H. Zeon Tags: Featured Article Source Type: research

Practical Use of the American Geriatric Society Beers Criteria ® 2019 Update
This article uses a case study to exemplify how the Beers Criteria may be used in practice. The Beers Criteria® are not meant to be hard and fast rules but rather assists health care providers in recognizing potentially inappropriate medications for older adults and assessing the best prescribing practices. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Jo Ann L. Nicoteri Tags: Featured Article Source Type: research

Slowing the Flow: Management of Benign Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB), specifically heavy menstrual bleeding, is a common condition that can significantly affect women ’s lives. AUB can impact women’s health, finances, social engagement, and overall quality of life. Potential causes of AUB can be assessed using a standard mnemonic to identify the origin as structural or nonstructural. The PALM-COEIN mnemonic stands for polyps, adenomyosis, leiomyoma, malignanc y, hyperplasia, coagulopathy, ovulatory dysfunction, endometrial disorders, iatrogenic causes, and those not yet classified that are rare or not clearly defined. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 22, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Elizabeth Kuzma, Heather Jones, April Bigelow, Beth Ammerman Tags: Case Challenge Source Type: research

New Vision for a Patient with Diabetes and Retinal Migraines
Retinal migraine is a chronic, disabling headache disorder that strikes sufferers with recurrent, transient episodes of monocular vision loss before the onset of a throbbing headache on the same side as the visual disturbance. The author discusses the experience of a patient with type 2 diabetes perceiving these frightening episodes of transient visual disturbances during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in which stressors and missed meals precipitated and exacerbated these attacks. With an increased understanding of the characteristics of retinal migraines, nurse practitioners can work closely with other health care ...
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 21, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Hsiao-Hui Ju Tags: Featured Article Source Type: research

Expanding a Transition-to-Practice Program Into a Rural Residency
A multisite health system identified a need to improve recruitment and retention of rural nurse practitioners (NPs) through enhanced transitional support. In 2019, the health system collaborated with an accredited Midwestern doctor of nursing practice/family NP program to expand a transition-to-practice program into a 1-year residency program for new NPs. The residency was made possible through a 4-year Health Resources and Services Administration grant specifically for NPs hired in rural communities. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 20, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Mykell Barnacle, Debra Steen, Allison Peltier, Heidi Saarinen, Dean Gross, Christie Erickson, Adam Hohman, Dani Bohnsack Tags: By Faculty for Faculty Source Type: research

Graduate Nursing Students' Awareness of Digital Resources for Patient Education
Digital health literacy is increasingly important in health care delivery. The purpose of this study was to assess graduate nursing students ’ awareness of the role of digital resources in patient education. A required learning activity regarding the analysis of health care websites was performed by graduate nursing students. Pre- and postactivity surveys were completed. After analyzing health care websites through a digital health lit eracy learning activity, students reported increased awareness of digital health resources and an increased awareness of the low readability level of many sites. (Source: The Journal f...
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 19, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Tracy P. George, Claire DeCristofaro, Sarah H. Kershner Tags: By Faculty for Faculty Source Type: research

Antimuscarinic Medications for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease of airway obstruction.1 A major component of therapy for the management of COPD includes bronchodilators, such as muscarinic receptor antagonists, also known as anticholinergic agents.1 These medications work at the parasympathetic sites in bronchial smooth muscle via the inhibition of acetylcholine causing bronchodilation.1 Antimuscarinic drugs for COPD management include short-acting and long-acting muscarinic receptor antagonists (SAMAs and LAMAs, respectively). (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 19, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Timothy Nguyen, Maureen George Tags: Prescription Pad Source Type: research

Transitioning to Telehealth: Today ’s Guidelines for Future Sustainability
The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has brought about many changes and catapulted telehealth into the mainstream of health care delivery. Audio and video conference health care visits have become commonplace and have impacted geographic barriers and access to care issues with the potential for care coordination in our fragmented health care delivery system. To make this dramatic shift from face-to-face health care to telehealth care, providers must learn to quickly transition to this new format. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 19, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Judith Ann Barberio, Melinda L. Jenkins Tags: Featured Article Source Type: research

Trauma Screening Is More Common When Primary Care Patients Trust Providers
This study assessed how often screening occurs among primary care patients and which patients are more likely to be screened. Primary care patients (N  = 316) completed a survey with a trauma screen and measures of trust toward their providers. Trust improved the likelihood of screening in unadjusted (odds ratio, 1.06; 95% confidence interval, 1.01-1.12) and in adjusted models (odds ratio, 1.10; 95% confidence interval, 1.03-1.16). (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 19, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Carissa Joanna van den Berk-Clark, Tess Renirie Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor
In a recent article in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners,1 the authors robustly presented the clinical trial data evidence, mechanism of action (MOA), use, and prescribing of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT2is) in heart failure (HF). (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 19, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Karol Harshaw-Ellis Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Improving Care Access for Low-Income Pregnant Women With Gestational Diabetes
An innovative interdisciplinary public health –based endocrine specialty clinic (ESC) program included nurse practitioner–provided care to low-income pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Among underserved adults, Medicaid-insured clients may experience better care access and health outcomes than those without insurance. This program review found that uninsured and Medicaid-insured women with GDM similarly (P> .05) achieved blood glucose goals (HbA1C (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 19, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Susan B. Quelly, Jacqueline B. LaManna, Maria Stahl Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Merging Parallel Lines
The recurring tragedy of injury and loss of life experienced by black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) has recently generated long overdue attention to the social disparities in our nation and in our health care system. For health care professionals whose practice is centered in the care of women, the higher rates of maternal infant morbidity and mortality among BIPOC and of chronic diseases in midlife and older racial and ethnic minority women is of particular concern. For hundreds of years, theories and investigations to explain the decreased life expectancy and poor health experienced by BIPOC proposed risk fact...
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 13, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Denise Link Tags: Quality Care for Women ’s Health Source Type: research

Navigating Population Foci and Implications for Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice
Nurse practitioner (NP) scope of practice is broadly defined by national nursing policies. The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, and Education is the hallmark policy that establishes principles outlining the scope of practice for all APRNs. NPs must be familiar with The Consensus Model and with how professional organizations define the scope of practice for each of the 6 NP population foci. This knowledge is essential to support NPs practicing within their defined scope of practice. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 12, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: John Gonzalez, Kristin Gigli Tags: Health Policy Source Type: research

High Fever, Nausea, and General Malaise
This case report presents a 27-year-old woman who comes to the emergency department in South Florida with a chief complaint of an 8-hour history of high fever, nausea, and general malaise. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 11, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Stephen McGhee, Juan M. Gonzalez, Johis Ortega, Dianne Morrison-Beedy Tags: Case Challenge Source Type: research

Presentations and Posters: A Great Start to a Manuscript
Even in a year where things are still defined by the pandemic, spring is still annual conference season for nurses and nurse practitioners (NPs). Our professional organizations jumped into the unknown in 2020 and provided virtual opportunities to help us keep up with our profession. Dissemination of new research, clinical strategies, and policy advocacy still occurred when you decided to step up and give your presentation or poster to a virtual audience or record your presentation for on-demand viewing by conference attendees. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 11, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Julee Waldrop, Courtney Pitts, Leslie Davis Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Recognizing the Clinical Sequelae of COVID-19 in Adults: COVID-19 Long-Haulers
As the numbers of acute SARS-CoV-2 infections continue to rise, we are learning that symptoms do not resolve quickly in all patients. While it is not clear why some patients experience persistent symptoms, these individuals suffer. Long-hauler is the term that is associated with these persistent symptoms and a review of the literature provides information to nurse practitioners working in primary care about symptomatology, risk factors, and resources for disease management. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 7, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Sherry Leviner Tags: Featured Article Source Type: research

What is the Best Strategy for Management of Hypertension in the Elderly?
Hypertension is extremely prevalent in older adults and is one of the key modifiable risk factors of cardiovascular events. Intensive blood pressure lowering by prescribing several antihypertensive medications improves blood pressure control and reduces complications. However, this multidrug strategy can also lead to adverse drug effects in older patients with frailty and comorbidities. One solution to reduce medication burden is through gradually decreasing number of antihypertensive medications, although a long-term effect of this approach remains unknown. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 5, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Irina Benenson, Molly Bradshaw Tags: In My Opinion Source Type: research

Improving Bedside Procedures Through the Implementation of Case-Based Simulation and Mastery Learning for Lumbar Puncture Training in Novice Advanced Practice Providers
Lumbar punctures are common bedside procedures. Complications are strongly associated with provider skill. Best practices for procedural training have been well established in the literature, although the practicality of their implementation is often a perceived barrier. Best practices in bedside procedural training were used in a mastery-based lumbar punctures training program for advanced practice providers with no previous lumbar puncture experience at a large academic medical center. After a 3-day training program, all 9 participants demonstrated mastery through evaluation with the Lumbar Puncture Assessment Tool and s...
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 4, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Colin Reeder, Carolyn McClerking, Tara Spalla King, Kristine Browning Tags: By Faculty for Faculty Source Type: research

Australian Nurse Practitioners at an  Impasse
In Australia, Nurse Practitioners operate within different sectors of the health system. Our public hospitals are run by the States, and within these, Nurse Practitioners work as employees. Often here they are expected to develop a ‘business case’ to justify their own roles. Other Nurse Practitioners work in primary care, or in private practice under Medicare, which is our universal health care system, and this is a Federal funding model. Medicare is owned by all Australians, paid for by our taxes, and it is designed to en sure access to health care, regardless of your socioeconomic status, or where you live. (...
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Leanne Boase Tags: From the Australian College Source Type: research

Earning Continuing Education Credit During the Age  of COVID-19
It has been over 14 months since the COVID-19 lockdowns began, yet things are improving! States have quickly ramped up COVID-19 vaccination rates as more sites, vaccination staff, and vaccine supply have been made available. I ’m looking forward to sharing time with friends and family I haven’t seen since early 2020. Although we must still be vigilant for COVID-19, I can see a light at the end of the tunnel. (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Sophia Thomas Tags: From the AANP President Source Type: research

AANP Forum
By MaryAnne Sapio, VP, Federal Government Affairs (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: AANP Forum Source Type: research

Caring for those “Who Shall Have Borne The Battle”
Individuals who have served on active duty in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard are designated as Veterans. Service in the Merchant Marine during WW II, or in activated Reserve or National Guard units also confers Veteran status. The 1.4 million Americans currently on active duty, will become Veteran ’s upon discharge (Vespa, 2020). Seventy-seven percent of Veterans have served during wartime (Waszak& Holmes, 2017; Bialik, K., 2017). (Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners)
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - May 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Julie Stanik-Hutt Tags: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

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