Medication Update
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - May 22, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Medication Update Source Type: research

Understanding the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care: Hypertension
Abstract: Hypertension is a preventable cause of poor health outcomes. This first article in a series about the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care settings explores the pathophysiology, diagnostic evaluation, and management of hypertension. Relevant billing issues are addressed. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - May 22, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: MOST BILLED DIAGNOSES SERIES: HYPERTENSION Source Type: research

Improving SBIRT in a nurse-managed clinic serving homeless patients with substance use disorder
Abstract: A nurse-managed clinic in Northeast Tennessee that mainly serves unstably housed patients launched a process improvement project to evaluate Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) implementation and use. These findings could guide future SBIRT efforts among vulnerable groups. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - May 22, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: SBIRT IMPLEMENTATION Source Type: research

Primary care of children with autism spectrum disorder: Applying evidence-based interventions
Abstract: Pediatric autism spectrum disorder (ASD) consists of multisystem components that primary care providers (PCPs) must address. PCPs improve health outcomes associated with ASD when they administer developmental screening tools and thoroughly assess identified concerns. Pursuing specialty health services early in childhood combined with managing comorbid conditions curtails symptom escalation and disease progression. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - May 22, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: PEDIATRIC AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER SERIES: PART 2 Source Type: research

Health disparities in American Indians/Alaska Natives: Implications for nurse practitioners
Abstract: American Indians/Alaska Natives experience significant health disparities in many areas including metabolic and mental health disorders. The basis for these differences is grounded in the lasting effects of historical trauma. NPs have the opportunity to understand the underlying causes of these disparities and provide health interventions that promote wellness. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - May 22, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: HEALTH DISPARITIES Source Type: research

Guiding patients to appropriate vaccination during pregnancy
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - May 22, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Guiding patients to appropriate vaccination during pregnancy
This article focuses on the two universally recommended vaccines during pregnancy—Tdap and influenza—and how NPs can advocate for the appropriate vaccination of this patient population. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - May 22, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: WOMEN'S HEALTH: CE Connection Source Type: research

Care coordination for children with medical complexity
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - May 22, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Care coordination for children with medical complexity
Abstract: Children with medical complexity have complex health management and care coordination needs. Care models that address these needs rely on interprofessional teams that include NPs. Understanding these care models allows NPs from all disciplines to support the care of this growing patient population in pediatric and adult settings. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - May 22, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CARE COORDINATION: CE Connection Source Type: research

Meeting the challenges of expanded practice through postgraduate APRN certification
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - May 22, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Acute Care Advisor Source Type: research

Join us for the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners Virtual Summit 2020
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - May 22, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: NCNP Virtual Summit Source Type: research

Reflections on a pandemic
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - May 22, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Editor's Memo Source Type: research

Medication Update
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - April 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Medication Update Source Type: research

Infertility management in primary care
Abstract: Infertility is a growing issue for couples. Primary care NPs can manage initial treatment as well as address the emotional and financial burdens of patients experiencing infertility. NPs can provide timely access to investigations and treatment, helping patients achieve their goal of pregnancy sooner. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - April 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: INFERTILITY Source Type: research

Primary care of children with autism spectrum disorders: Developing confident healthcare leaders
Abstract: This series of articles aims to equip primary care providers (PCPs) with the tools to become healthcare leaders managing patients with pediatric autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Individuals with ASD can experience optimal health outcomes when timely, evidence-based interventions are implemented in the primary care setting. PCPs are uniquely situated to institute changes that redirect the trajectory of ASD. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - April 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: PEDIATRIC AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER SERIES: PART 1 Source Type: research

The personal and professional responsibilities of NPs in disaster response
Abstract: The fourth article in the Disaster Series presents the various duties that NPs may assume in a disaster. NPs possess advanced clinical knowledge and skills that position them to play key roles in all phases of a disaster. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - April 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: DISASTER RESPONSE SERIES: PART 4 Source Type: research

Substance use disorder: Screening adolescents in primary care
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - April 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Substance use disorder: Screening adolescents in primary care
Abstract: Adolescence is a time for experimentation, often leading to impulsive decision-making and risky behavior that can cause harm. Many primary care clinicians lack training in managing positive substance use screens. Screening adolescent patients in primary care can help identify, prevent, and treat substance use disorder. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - April 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: SUBSTANCE USE: CE Connection Source Type: research

Pediatric hypertension: A guideline update
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - April 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Pediatric hypertension: A guideline update
Abstract: The prevalence of pediatric hypertension is growing. Hypertension during childhood remains a major risk factor for adverse cardiovascular events later in life. NPs should be aware of current guidelines on screening, diagnosis, and treatment of hypertension in children to improve care for this patient population. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - April 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: HYPERTENSION: CE Connection Source Type: research

Narcissistic personality disorder: Challenges and therapeutic alliance in primary care
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - April 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Mental Health Matters Source Type: research

Ciprofloxacin-rasagiline drug interaction leading to dopaminergic effects
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - April 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Short Communications Source Type: research

Takotsubo syndrome: The great imposter
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - April 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research

Nurses are always here, there, and everywhere
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - April 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Editor's Memo Source Type: research

Medication Update
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Medication Update Source Type: research

Acute kidney injury: Challenges and opportunities
This article discusses CA-AKI and its implications for APRNs. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY Source Type: research

DNP student mentorship: Empowering students and nurse practitioner organizations
This article focuses on a regional NP organization that provided mentoring to DNP students who joined their leadership board. Students gained leadership, advocacy, policy, and advanced practice experience, and the organization experienced growth and innovation. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: MENTORSHIP: DNP SPECIAL ISSUE Source Type: research

Screening for diabetic kidney disease in primary care: A quality improvement initiative
This article outlines a QI initiative exploring whether a local Federally Qualified Health Center could improve rates of screening for microalbuminuria, diagnosis of DKD, and treatment of the disorder in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: DIABETIC KIDNEY DISEASE: DNP SPECIAL ISSUE Source Type: research

Uncommon causes of noncardiogenic pulmonary edema
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Uncommon causes of noncardiogenic pulmonary edema
This article addresses the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostics, treatment, and nursing considerations associated with each uncommon cause of noncardiogenic pulmonary edema. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: RESPIRATORY DISEASE: CE Connection Source Type: research

Planned home births: The role of the primary care NP
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Planned home births: The role of the primary care NP
Abstract: Over the past 15 years, there has been a steady resurgence of planned home births in the US. Multiple factors may impact health outcomes for mother and baby. NPs have the opportunity to provide reliable information to women to help ensure a safe delivery and to optimize care for the neonate. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: WOMEN'S HEALTH: CE Connection Source Type: research

Painful penile ulcers and testicular pain in a 45-year-old HIV-positive man
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research

Psychiatric advance directives: Navigating the regulatory landscape
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Legal File Source Type: research

Highlighting the DNP degree
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 24, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Editor's Memo Source Type: research

Medication Update
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Medication Update Source Type: research

Bisphosphonate drug holidays: One size does not fit all
Abstract: Bisphosphonates have been safely used to treat osteoporosis, effectively reducing fracture risk after 3 to 5 years of treatment. Recent concerns about long-term safety coupled with posttreatment fracture risk reduction have increased support for drug holidays. The decision to start low-risk patients on drug holidays must be based on current fracture risk assessment. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: BISPHOSPHONATES Source Type: research

Adding telehealth simulation into NP programs
This article presents an integration of telehealth into clinical learning, depicting the connectedness possible when a healthcare professional and patient are challenged by geographic distance. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: TELEHEALTH Source Type: research

Integrating the 2019 AGS Beers Criteria into NP practice: A stepwise approach
This article provides a stepwise protocol on how to incorporate the Beers Criteria guidelines into NP practice using a case study model. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: BEERS CRITERIA Source Type: research

New drug treatment options for HIV antiretroviral therapy
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

New drug treatment options for HIV antiretroviral therapy
This article provides an overview and prescribing considerations for several primary drugs currently recommended by the US Department of Health and Human Services. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: HIV: CE Connection Source Type: research

Treatment update: Outpatient management of community-acquired pneumonia
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Treatment update: Outpatient management of community-acquired pneumonia
Abstract: Pneumonia is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the US and a primary cause of hospitalization nationwide. A recent guideline update from the American Thoracic Society and Infectious Diseases Society of America provides evidence-based recommendations for managing adults with community-acquired pneumonia in the outpatient setting. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: PNEUMONIA: CE Connection Source Type: research

NP licensure and the discipline process
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Advocacy in Practice Source Type: research

SPRINT to reach BP goals: The connections among hypertension, cognition, and brain health
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Guest Editorial Source Type: research

Celebrating women around the world
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 19, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Editor's Memo Source Type: research

Medication Update
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - January 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Medication Update Source Type: research

Communicating data and information in disaster care
Abstract: This third installment of the Disaster Response Series focuses on the need for NPs to be familiar with the information communication technologies used in their geographic areas and be ready to use them when, not if, a disaster strikes. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - January 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: DISASTER RESPONSE SERIES: PART 3 Source Type: research

Advocating for Washington state ARNP payment parity
Abstract: Workforce and reimbursement data were collected from a 2018 survey of Washington state advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs). Survey results will be used to improve workforce planning and advocate for payment parity legislation requiring health plans to pay ARNPs the same as physicians for the same service. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - January 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: PAYMENT PARITY Source Type: research

Virginia NP scope of practice: A legislative case study
This article outlines Virginia's case as an example for NP advocates who are planning scope-of-practice legislation in other states. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - January 25, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: NP ADVOCACY Source Type: research