Medication Update
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Medication Update Source Type: research

Learn and develop practical skills in Downtown Chicago
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: SPRING 2019 PREVIEW: NCNP National Conference for Nurse Practitioners Source Type: research

Preeclampsia and future stroke risk in women: What NPs need to know
Abstract: Preeclampsia is a complication of pregnancy that affects approximately 4% of pregnancies. Preeclampsia is defined as new-onset hypertension after 20 weeks gestation often accompanied by new-onset proteinuria. Women who experience preeclampsia during pregnancy are at an increased risk for hypertension and stroke later in life. Healthcare providers should screen women appropriately to minimize risk. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: WOMEN'S HEALTH: DNP SPECIAL ISSUE Source Type: research

Improving vaccination rates in older adults: A quality improvement project
This article discusses a quality improvement project across four NP-owned primary care clinics in which all clinical staff received an educational intervention focused on best vaccination practices and Medicare billing strategies. This project yielded improved vaccination rates in the older adult patient population over a 3-month period. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: PREVENTIVE CARE: DNP SPECIAL ISSUE Source Type: research

EHR quality indicator tracking: A process improvement pilot project to meet MACRA requirements
This article outlines an information technology process improvement pilot project undertaken at a large primary care practice in western Florida to support readiness for Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act of 2015 using new EHR quality indicator tracking features. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: VALUE-BASED HEALTHCARE: DNP SPECIAL ISSUE Source Type: research

Acute compartment syndrome: An orthopedic emergency
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Acute compartment syndrome: An orthopedic emergency
This article highlights a systematic approach to exam and diagnosis. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: ORTHOPEDIC COMPLICATION: CE Connection Source Type: research

An NP's guide to diagnosing and treating alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

An NP's guide to diagnosing and treating alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
This article provides an overview of AAT deficiency and includes guidance for diagnosing the disease. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: INHERITED RESPIRATORY DISORDER: CE Connection Source Type: research

NP-led practice improvement: A novice takes the leap
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Commentary Source Type: research

Update: Surviving Sepsis Campaign recommends Hour-1 bundle use
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Update: Surviving sepsis campaign recommends hour-1 bundle use Source Type: research

Growth of the DNP degree: Promoting change and improving quality of care
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - March 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Editor's Memo Source Type: research

Medication Update
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Medication Update Source Type: research

Infection prevention and control core practices: A roadmap for nursing practice
Abstract: The CDC continues to stress the urgent issue of increasing microbial resistance. The organization recently joined forces with the American Nurses Association to bring awareness to this issue through an approach that prevents inappropriate antibiotic use and stresses infection prevention. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: INFECTION CONTROL Source Type: research

Treating pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome
Abstract: Pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) can be caused by infectious and noninfectious triggers. NPs can help children with PANS recover from their symptoms and prevent future recurrences by appropriately screening, recognizing, and diagnosing the clinical presentation of PANS. PANS treatment includes pharmacologic therapies as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: PEDIATRIC DISORDERS Source Type: research

The NP's role in promoting and supporting breastfeeding
This article reinforces the many health benefits associated with breastfeeding and exposes lactation barriers for mothers and healthcare practitioners. NPs can use various strategies outlined in this article to help patients overcome these barriers. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: MATERNAL HEALTH Source Type: research

Polycystic ovary syndrome: Diagnosis and management
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Polycystic ovary syndrome: Diagnosis and management
Abstract: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder. Patients may present with a combination of hyperandrogenism symptoms, menstrual irregularities, metabolic syndrome, infertility, acne, and obesity. PCOS diagnosis is based on three diagnostic guidelines. Treatment options include oral contraceptive pills, antiandrogens, and metformin. NPs can improve diagnosed patients' quality of life through education about this disorder. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: ENDOCRINE DISORDERS: CE Connection Source Type: research

Use of GLP-1 receptor agonists in patients with T2DM and chronic kidney disease
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Use of GLP-1 receptor agonists in patients with T2DM and chronic kidney disease
Abstract: Diabetes mellitus is the leading cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the US. An increasing number of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists are available for diabetes management. Differences between medications in this class, as well as limited data on patients with CKD, underscore the importance of a patient-centered approach to care. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS: CE Connection Source Type: research

NP students' knowledge and attitudes toward skin cancer assessments
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Dermatology Dilemmas Source Type: research

Medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Advocacy in Practice Source Type: research

Tuberculosis: Improving prevention, policy, support, and research
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - February 20, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Editor's Memo Source Type: research

Medication Update
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - January 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Medication Update Source Type: research

Combating insulin resistance with the paleo diet
This article explores the potential benefits of replacing low-calorie diets with the paleo diet. As primary care providers, NPs are positioned to help inform patients, particularly those with prediabetes and T2DM, about healthy lifestyle choices and provide them with resources to achieve weight loss success. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - January 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: T2DM PREVENTION Source Type: research

Antimicrobial prescribing in older adults
Abstract: Infectious diseases pose a significant threat to older adult health and well-being. Determining the appropriate use and selection of antimicrobials in older adults can be challenging. Age-related physiologic changes, multiple comorbidities, and polypharmacy are factors that can make prescribing antimicrobials complicated and the effectiveness of therapy unpredictable. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - January 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: ANTIMICROBIALS Source Type: research

Recommended screenings for chlamydia and gonorrhea: A Canadian guidelines review
This article reviews recent updates to Canadian screening guidelines, including the evidence that led to updates on this topic. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - January 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS Source Type: research

Evidence-based updates to the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Guidelines and clinical implications
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - January 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Evidence-based updates to the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Guidelines and clinical implications
This article reviews how to manage patients with sepsis and provides insight into the 2016 guidelines, updates, and suggestions. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - January 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: SEPSIS: CE Connection Source Type: research

Early diagnosis and treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - January 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Early diagnosis and treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia
Abstract: If undiagnosed and untreated, familial hypercholesterolemia can lead to serious cardiac complications, such as premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. NPs should be familiar with the clinical presentation of this inherited metabolic disease to diagnose patients as early as possible and promptly begin treatment that may include lifestyle changes, statin therapy, and/or nonstatin therapy. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - January 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA: CE Connection Source Type: research

Incident to billing in a value-based reimbursement world
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - January 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Coding & Billing Practices Source Type: research

Deprescribing benzodiazepines
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - January 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Mental Health Matters Source Type: research

What the 2018 midterm elections and regulatory changes mean for healthcare and NP advocacy
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - January 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Advocacy in Practice Source Type: research

A closer look at oral healthcare
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - January 29, 2019 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Editor's Memo Source Type: research

Medication Update
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - December 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Medication Update Source Type: research

31st Annual APRN Legislative Update: Improving state practice authority and access to care
Abstract: The Annual Legislative Update describes recent legislative and regulatory changes to practice, reimbursement, and prescriptive authority that have the most impact on NPs and other advanced practice registered nurses across the country. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - December 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: NP LEGISLATIVE UPDATES: AN NP EXCLUSIVE Source Type: research

Implications and recommendations for addressing insomnia disorder
This article reviews insomnia disorder, including assessment, comorbidities, and management. It is imperative that primary care providers understand how to provide the safest pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments to patients with insomnia. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - December 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: SLEEP DISORDERS Source Type: research

Managing dyslipidemia for CVD prevention: A review of recent clinical practice guidelines
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - December 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Managing dyslipidemia for CVD prevention: A review of recent clinical practice guidelines
Abstract: The American Association of Clinical Endocrinology and the American College of Endocrinology Clinical Practice Guideline is a comprehensive, practical tool that can be used to diagnose and manage dyslipidemia, a major risk for the development and progression of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Effective therapies are available to improve lipid profiles and reduce cardiovascular events. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - December 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PREVENTION: CE Connection Source Type: research

Making our voices heard in 2019 and beyond
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - December 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Editor's Memo Source Type: research

Medication Update
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - November 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Medication Update Source Type: research

Acknowledging our peer reviewers
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - November 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: Acknowledging our reviewers Source Type: research

NCNP Fall 2018 recap
The National Conference for Nurse Practitioners (NCNP) Fall 2018 meeting took place in sunny Anaheim, California, September 19 to 22 at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - November 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Department: NCNP Fall 2018 recap Source Type: research

Israeli staff nurse knowledge and perception of the nurse practitioner role
This study assessed Israeli nurses' knowledge of the emerging role of master's-prepared NPs. Based on an integrated review of the literature, a study-specific survey was developed, including dichotomous knowledge items, Likert scored perception items, and self-disclosed demographic data. Analyses of the 146 responses revealed that exposure to NPs was limited. Knowledge specific to the role or clinical competency was lacking, yet the assessment capabilities and overall perception of NPs were positive. Data demonstrate a willingness to include NPs in the care model and an awareness that doing so would positively contribute t...
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - November 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: NP ROLE DEVELOPMENT IN ISRAEL Source Type: research

Prediabetes: Early identification and management
Abstract: Prediabetes continues to be a national and worldwide health concern, affecting 84 million adults in the US. Early identification and intervention have been successful in delaying and/or preventing the progression to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Nonpharmacologic treatment of prediabetes is paramount, although pharmacologic treatment is appropriate in high-risk patients. In an attempt to curb the increasing prevalence of T2DM, recognizing the importance of identifying and managing prediabetes should remain in the national healthcare forefront. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - November 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: DIABETES PREVENTION Source Type: research

Drug updates and approvals: 2018 in review
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - November 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Drug updates and approvals: 2018 in review
This article highlights the following new drugs: bictegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide (Biktarvy); doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride (Bonjesta); erenumab-aooe (Aimovig); lofexidine hydrochloride (Lucemyra); tezacaftor and ivacaftor (Symdeko); and tildrakizumab-asmn (Ilumya). (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - November 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: DRUG APPROVALS: CE Connection Source Type: research

Adverse childhood experiences and implementing trauma-informed primary care
No abstract available (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - November 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: CE Connection Source Type: research

Adverse childhood experiences and implementing trauma-informed primary care
Abstract: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) include exposures such as abuse and household dysfunction. These exposures are associated with long-term sequelae and unfavorable health outcomes in adulthood. NPs working in primary care can help to reduce the impact of ACEs in adulthood by identifying individuals with these experiences and implementing trauma-informed care strategies. (Source: The Nurse Practitioner)
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - November 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CHILDHOOD TRAUMA: CE Connection Source Type: research