Medication Update
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - September 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Medication Update Source Type: research

Approach to a patient with hypertensive urgency in the primary care setting
Abstract: Patients who present to an outpatient office with hypertensive urgency—or severely elevated BP without evidence of acute target organ damage—can be safely treated in the ambulatory setting by initiating or reestablishing long-acting oral antihypertensive medications, addressing medication nonadherence, and reviewing precipitating factors. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - September 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: HYPERTENSION Source Type: research

The role of the NP in primary care of adults with autism spectrum disorder
Abstract: Adults with autism spectrum disorder have poorer physical and psychological health outcomes compared with individuals who are neurotypical and benefit from exceptional primary care. NPs are uniquely positioned to reform primary care and eliminate inequities, and can help influence practice standards and optimize care for these patients through education, advocacy, and health promotion. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - September 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER Source Type: research

HPV Immunization
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - September 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Preventing, Treating, and Surviving Cancer Source Type: research

Increasing human papillomavirus immunization in the primary care setting
Abstract: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a leading cause of cancer. Increasing HPV vaccination recommendations by primary care providers to patients decreases the burden of this viral infection. Providers need to be educated about this condition and the available options for immunization to feel confident in making strong recommendations and thereby increase HPV immunization rates. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - September 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Resurgence of syphilis in the US
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - September 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: NCPD Connection Source Type: research

Resurgence of syphilis in the US
This article gives an overview of incidence, risk factors, clinical manifestations, assessment, screening, treatment, and prevention of syphilis. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - September 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS: NCPD Connection Source Type: research

Appropriate coding and billing in occupational health
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - September 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: NCPD Connection Source Type: research

Appropriate coding and billing in occupational health
This article explores commonly billed occupational injuries and illnesses. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - September 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CODING & BILLING: NCPD Connection Source Type: research

UpToDate®
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - September 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: UpToDate: What's New Source Type: research

Join us for the NCNP 2021 Fall Virtual Event
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - September 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: NCNP Preview Source Type: research

Should NPs advocate for the APRN Compact?
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - September 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Advocacy in Practice Source Type: research

Understanding the most commonly billed diagnoses in the outpatient wound clinic
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - September 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Coding & Billing Practices Source Type: research

The nurturing intent of nature
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - September 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Editor's Memo Source Type: research

Medication Update
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - August 27, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Medication Update Source Type: research

Cystic fibrosis: A changing landscape
This article describes the current treatment landscape for adults with CF, including the 2019 FDA approval of a breakthrough triple-drug combination therapy that may significantly improve the quality of life for an estimated 90% of patients with CF. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - August 27, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CYSTIC FIBROSIS Source Type: research

Notalgia paresthetica: An underdiagnosed condition in primary care
Abstract: Notalgia paresthetica is a perplexing diagnosis in the primary care setting. Chronic itching, paresthesia, or pain causes discomfort in patients who suffer with notalgia paresthetica and it is thought to be a common but underdiagnosed condition. Recognition of this dermatologic condition can lead to reassurance and relief for affected patients. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - August 27, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Dermatology Dilemmas Source Type: research

A-SMART Lifestyle Behaviors Model for health, wellbeing, and immune system enhancement
We present evidence-based lifestyle behavior interventions that enhance immunity and wellbeing, with practical applications using the A-SMART Lifestyle Behaviors Model: Adopting healthy eating, stress management, moving more, alcohol avoidance, rest, and tobacco cessation. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - August 27, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: LIFESTYLE BEHAVIORS Source Type: research

Underscoring the importance of advanced care planning
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - August 27, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: NCPD Connection Source Type: research

Underscoring the importance of advance care planning
Abstract: Advance care planning is an essential part of routine medical care. It is a billable, iterative process that can result in the completion of advance directives and medical orders, offering NPs the opportunity to assure goal-concordant care for their patients at the end of life. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - August 27, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: ADVANCE CARE PLANNING: NCPD Connection Source Type: research

Antihypertensive therapy in patients with moderate to severe aortic stenosis
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - August 27, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: NCPD Connection Source Type: research

Antihypertensive therapy in patients with moderate to severe aortic stenosis
This article provides an overview of antihypertensives used in patients with aortic stenosis, focusing on renin-angiotensin system inhibitors, beta-blockers, diuretics, and vasodilators. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - August 27, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: ANTIHYPERTENSIVES: NCPD Connection Source Type: research

UpToDate®
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - August 27, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: UpToDate: What's New Source Type: research

Retinoblastoma: Beyond the red reflex
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - August 27, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research

Preventing foodborne illnesses
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - August 27, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Editor's Memo Source Type: research

Medication Update
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 30, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Medication Update Source Type: research

Trichotillomania and excoriation disorder: Primary care implications
Abstract: Trichotillomania and excoriation disorder are two psychiatric conditions that have similar origins to obsessive compulsive disorder. Both can cause patients significant distress and lead to medical consequences. It is important that primary care NPs identify and refer these individuals for psychiatric treatment. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 30, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: MENTAL HEALTH Source Type: research

Professional values and role socialization of new NPs
Abstract: This cross-sectional study focuses on assessing factors related to role socialization of new NPs. Participants identified caring as the most important professional value, followed by activism and professionalism. Role socialization factors including a sense of belonging and forming professional identities were higher for experienced NPs. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 30, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: NP PROFESSIONALISM Source Type: research

Establishing a province-wide referral network to improve access to gender-affirming primary healthcare services
Abstract: It is possible and necessary to provide trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) individuals with gender-affirming care (GAC) in primary care settings. A known risk of increased suicidality among TGNC individuals and a lack of provider training on prescribing gender-affirming hormones (GAH) in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia highlighted a need for building capacity around GAC delivery. A referral network was established across the province, which reduced wait times to access GAH by several months. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 30, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: GENDER-AFFIRMING CARE Source Type: research

Strengthening the impact of Doctor of Nursing Practice projects in education and clinical practice
Abstract: The significance and value of Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) projects can be potentiated by collaboration between educators and practice leaders and when students build on previous DNP projects, as demonstrated in this article. Projects can have a longstanding financial, quality, and outcome impact, helping demonstrate the worth and efficacy of the DNP degree. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 30, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: DNP EDUCATION Source Type: research

Current best practices in emergency evaluation and management of syncope
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 30, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: NCPD Connection Source Type: research

Current best practices in emergency evaluation and management of syncope
Abstract: Syncope is a common medical presentation that can cost the US healthcare system up to $2.4 billion dollars annually. Much of this cost can be mitigated with proper evaluation and management in the urgent care setting, as well as appropriate use of a risk stratification system. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 30, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS: NCPD Connection Source Type: research

Initiating pre-exposure prophylaxis: What primary care providers should know
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 30, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: NCPD Connection Source Type: research

Initiating pre-exposure prophylaxis: What primary care providers should know
Abstract: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an HIV preventive service and treatment that is continuing to evolve. With the availability of in-house lab screenings and simplified testing protocols, primary care providers are in a unique position to initiate and provide the added layer of HIV protection for their patients. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 30, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: HIV PREVENTION: NCPD Connection Source Type: research

Duty Calls: The NP as board member
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 30, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Legal File Source Type: research

The common denominator: Public health
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 30, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Editor's Memo Source Type: research

Medication Update
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Medication Update Source Type: research

Development and implementation of a trauma team education program in Georgetown, Guyana
Abstract: Trauma teams without structured team training demonstrate impaired team dynamics, which can cause delays in patient care, leading to poor patient outcomes. Improving team dynamics leads to better communication, reduced errors, and enhanced patient care. Evidence-based trauma team training was implemented and delivered within a resource-restricted ED. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: TRAUMA CARE Source Type: research

Management and support of patients with fibrosing interstitial lung diseases
Abstract: Fibrosing interstitial lung diseases have a variable clinical course. Regular monitoring is important to assess disease progression and inform patient care and counseling. NPs play a key role in helping patients understand their disease and its treatment and manage the adverse reactions of pharmacologic therapies. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: LUNG DISEASE Source Type: research

SGLT2 inhibitors: What role do they play in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction?
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: NCPD Connection Source Type: research

SGLT2 inhibitors: What role do they play in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction?
Abstract: Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors can decrease risk for heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes and can decrease risk of major cardiovascular events in patients with heart failure (HF) and diabetes. Specific SGLT2 inhibitors can also decrease major cardiovascular events in patients with HF only. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: HEART FAILURE: NCPD Connection Source Type: research

COVID-19 pneumonia: What APRNs should know
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: NCPD Connection Source Type: research

COVID-19 pneumonia: What APRNs should know
This article includes pertinent recommendations for management of acutely ill patients with COVID-19 pneumonia. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: COVID-19 PNEUMONIA: NCPD Connection Source Type: research

Organophosphate poisoning
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Short Communications Source Type: research

Is it time for a bonus?
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Coding & Billing Practices Source Type: research

Consequences of AV blockade omission in flecainide therapy
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research

Why are nurses still asking when?
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - July 1, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Editor's Memo Source Type: research

Medication Update
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - May 27, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Medication Update Source Type: research

APRNs' controlled substance prescribing and readiness following Florida legislative changes
Abstract: Two years after the Florida legislature expanded APRN prescribing to include schedule II-IV drugs in 2017, we studied APRN utilization of this prescriptive authority. Study results reveal that Florida APRNs are meeting the educational requirements to prescribe and apply the use of these drugs in practice, improving patient access to care. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - May 27, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: PRESCRIPTIVE AUTHORITY Source Type: research

COVID-19 and telehealth: How to complete a successful telehealth visit
Abstract: In the third and final article in this series, patient and provider dynamics are explored, built from real-life telehealth experiences. The Four Habits Model is utilized to examine the virtual visit. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - May 27, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: COVID-19 AND TELEHEALTH Source Type: research