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https://read.qxmd.com/read/31045695/evaluation-and-current-treatments-for-urinary-incontinence
#1
Gwendolyn L Hooper
Although aging and urinary incontinence are often associated, urinary incontinence is not a normal part of aging. As the population ages, the challenge of urinary incontinence will place a greater demand on the healthcare system. NPs can effectively direct treatments to mitigate the symptoms of urinary incontinence, improving patient quality of life.
April 26, 2019: Nurse Practitioner
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31045694/global-health-as-a-local-reality
#2
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 26, 2019: Nurse Practitioner
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31033753/addressing-transgender-patients-barriers-to-access-care
#3
Denise Rowe, Yeow Chye Ng, Louise C O╩╝Keefe
The transgender population faces several barriers to accessing quality medical care in the US healthcare system. This article examines the challenges that prevent this marginalized group from obtaining high-quality healthcare services and discusses how NP advocacy can help create a welcoming environment for transgender patients.
April 25, 2019: Nurse Practitioner
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30950910/deprescribing-polypharmacy-management-in-older-adults-with-comorbidities
#4
Kristene Diggins
In today's clinical landscape, the simultaneous use of multiple drugs to treat a single condition has become a major patient safety issue. Recent evidence suggests a need to identify deprescribing opportunities in the management of polypharmacy. NPs, as clinical gatekeepers, are in a key position to spearhead deprescribing best practices, specifically as they relate to older adults with multiple medication regimens.
April 3, 2019: Nurse Practitioner
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30913129/hiv-and-aging-a-primer-for-nps
#5
Jeffrey Kwong, Darcel Reyes, Nancy Murphy, Thomas J Loveless
Estimates indicate 70% of all individuals with HIV will be age 50 or older by 2030. Chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, malignancies, neurocognitive disorders, and osteopenia or osteoporosis, occur more frequently in patients with HIV and have become the leading cause of morbidity in this population. NPs play an integral role in helping this population age healthfully.
March 25, 2019: Nurse Practitioner
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30913128/long-acting-reversible-contraceptives-addressing-adolescents-barriers
#6
Jennifer H Turner
NPs caring for adolescent females have an opportunity to reduce US teen pregnancy rates through unbiased counseling on contrace ption options, including highly effective longacting reversible methods. Intrauterine devices and subdermal implants are safe, effective contraception options for adolescents, but their rates of use remain low among this patient population. This article discusses current adolescent contraceptive practices, barriers to access, and current recommendations for long-acting reversible contraceptive use...
March 25, 2019: Nurse Practitioner
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30913127/remembering-florence-nightingale-s-impact-on-nursing
#7
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 25, 2019: Nurse Practitioner
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30882549/a-56-year-old-male-with-porphyria-cutanea-tarda
#8
Emily Jorge
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 11, 2019: Nurse Practitioner
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30865061/acute-compartment-syndrome-an-orthopedic-emergency
#9
Margaret Meyer Harding
Acute compartment syndrome (ACS) is a true orthopedic emergency. NPs in all settings should be able to recognize ACS to ensure swift surgical intervention is not delayed. This article highlights a systematic approach to exam and diagnosis.
March 7, 2019: Nurse Practitioner
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30829939/an-np-s-guide-to-diagnosing-and-treating-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
#10
Judith A Newell, Christine Donahue, D Kyle Hogarth
As NPs play an increasingly vital role in primary care of patients, they must be well versed in a variety of conditions with which patients may present. Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency is a respiratory disease for which there is particularly low awareness in both the nursing profession and the wider medical community. This article provides an overview of AAT deficiency and includes guidance for diagnosing the disease.
February 28, 2019: Nurse Practitioner
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31008858/elevating-diagnostic-skills-with-logical-reasoning
#11
Stephen Gilliam
NPs can use the abductive, deductive, and inductive forms of reasoning to adopt a rational and consistent approach to transforming effective data into accurate diagnoses. A case example is used throughout the article to illustrate how these classic logical reasoning skills may be combined with knowledge and experience to address issues of diagnostic accuracy and decrease diagnostic errors.
May 2019: Nurse Practitioner
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31008857/sharing-clinical-notes-with-patients-the-np-perspective
#12
Deborah S Adelman, Catherine Fant, Debbie Nogueras Conner
This article outlines a research project conducted to learn more about NPs' attitudes regarding sharing clinical notes with patients through a patient portal. Perceptions were positive overall. To achieve effective health outcomes, patient and family engagement is essential. Shared clinical notes provide an opportunity to achieve these goals.
May 2019: Nurse Practitioner
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31008856/hiv-and-aging-a-primer-for-nps
#13
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2019: Nurse Practitioner
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31008855/long-acting-reversible-contraceptives-addressing-adolescents-barriers-to-use
#14
(no author information available yet)
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2019: Nurse Practitioner
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31008854/oral-food-challenges-in-children-with-food-allergies
#15
Jennifer Weyandt, Cassandra Jones, Kimberly Zagaros
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2019: Nurse Practitioner
https://read.qxmd.com/read/31008853/burnout-going-beyond-mindfulness-to-np-led-interprofessional-teams
#16
Susan J Corbridge, Sheila Melander
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2019: Nurse Practitioner
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30889111/learn-and-develop-practical-skills-in-downtown-chicago
#17
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2019: Nurse Practitioner
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30889110/preeclampsia-and-future-stroke-risk-in-women-what-nps-need-to-know
#18
Melissa Davis, Bethany Sanders
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.
April 2019: Nurse Practitioner
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30889109/improving-vaccination-rates-in-older-adults-a-quality-improvement-project
#19
Wendy L Wright, Debra Pettit Bruns, Adele Susan Feeney, Shelley R Strowman
Adults age 65 or older are at increased risk for acute and chronic diseases. Patients in this group who are up to date with all CDC-recommended vaccinations can reduce morbidity and mortality. 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...
April 2019: Nurse Practitioner
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30889108/ehr-quality-indicator-tracking-a-process-improvement-pilot-project-to-meet-macra-requirements
#20
Andrea Savas, Eben Smith, Brittany Hay
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services created the Quality Payment Program to award compensation to providers for offering evidence-based, high-value, and efficient care. 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.
April 2019: Nurse Practitioner
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