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Are Advanced Practice Clinicians Up to Speed on LGBT Care?

Are Advanced Practice Clinicians Up to Speed on LGBT Care?

Although physician assistant curricula focused on treating the LGBT community has increased, more work is needed to expand the research on this population.

Fired for Refusing a Flu Shot

Fired for Refusing a Flu Shot

A nurse practitioner sues her former employer after being fired for refusing to get a flu shot.

Increased Nurse Workload Linked to Missed Care in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Increased Nurse Workload Linked to Missed Care in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Nurse staffing ratios and subjective workload were found to be directly associated with missed care in a NICU.

Comparative Assessment of Diabetes Outcomes With Physician, NP, PA Providers

Comparative Assessment of Diabetes Outcomes With Physician, NP, PA Providers

Could type of clinician rendering care influence outcomes for patients with diabetes?

Office Visits to Primary Care Physicians Drop, Increase For NPs, PAs

Office Visits to Primary Care Physicians Drop, Increase For NPs, PAs

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.

Non-Physician Practitioners Expanding Scope of Practice in Dermatology

Non-Physician Practitioners Expanding Scope of Practice in Dermatology

Investigators sought to determine whether nurse practitioners and physician assistants are expanding their scope of practice outside of primary care to perform dermatologic procedures.

Gout Outcomes Favorable With Nurse-Led Care

Gout Outcomes Favorable With Nurse-Led Care

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.

Communicating Care via Fax: NP Faulted for Negligence

Communicating Care via Fax: NP Faulted for Negligence

Use of a fax machine and lack of a timely response resulted in the demise of a patient and an accusation of gross negligence.

Expanding Healthcare Access With Nurse-Led Care in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Expanding Healthcare Access With Nurse-Led Care in Rheumatoid Arthritis

A recent systematic review found that nurse-led care is effective, acceptable, and safe in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Advanced Practice Professionals Performing More Dermatologic Procedures

Advanced Practice Professionals Performing More Dermatologic Procedures

The most common procedures that APPs performed in 2015 were destructions of benign neoplasms, biopsies, and destructions of malignant neoplasms.

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