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November 2008 - Posts


Senators' Letter Promotes NPs for Medical Home Model
November 21, 2008 2:06 PM by Jennifer Ford
A letter was written by 13 senators to Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt calling for inclusion of NPs in the Medical Home Demonstration project, which is part of the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act of 2008. Currently Read More...
Canadian NP Role Taking Off
November 21, 2008 1:54 PM by Jennifer Ford
The NP role in Canada, a newer concept for Canadians than Americans, is definitely gaining a foothold. Nurse practitioners have opened NP-run clinics to combat physician shortages, as reported by the Sudbury News in " Nurse practitioners to open second Read More...
Daschle: Next Secretary of HHS, Champion of NPs
November 20, 2008 2:39 PM by Jennifer Ford
Today Sen. Tom Daschle accepted President-elect Obama's invitation to be the next Secretary of Health and Human Services. This could be a very fortuitous turn of events for nurse practitioners: According to a Getting Better with Dr. Val blog post, " Tom Read More...
NP Improves Quality of Life for Babies Behind Bars
November 19, 2008 10:07 AM by Jennifer Ford
NPs continually find new niches to study and provide health care, especially for underserved populations. For example, Mary Byrne, NP, is the first researcher outside New York's correctional system to study incarcerated mothers and their infants. According Read More...
Controversial Last-Minute Rule to Protect Health Care Providers
November 18, 2008 4:40 PM by Jennifer Ford
The New York Times reported today in " Protests Over a Rule to Protect Health Care Providers " that the Bush administration is seeking to grant protection to health care providers who refuse to provide treatment to patients based on moral grounds or religious Read More...
Retail Health Breaking Its Own Mold
November 14, 2008 2:40 PM by Jennifer Ford
As predicted, the retail health industry is expanding. Literally. Just yesterday RediClinic announced that it opened the largest convenient care clinic yet. It's 926 square feet and has three exam rooms, according to " New Houston RediClinic largest of Read More...
NP Blog Links to Podcast Episode on Nursing
November 11, 2008 12:55 PM by Jennifer Ford
The Nurse Practitioner's Place is a blog written by a family NP in Florida. She posted an episode of Getting Better With Dr. Val , in which three nurse bloggers address stereotypes in nursing. All three nurses voiced their concerns that the public maintains Read More...
Celebrating NP Week!
November 10, 2008 12:42 PM by Jennifer Ford
We at ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioners would like to wish you a happy NP Week, this week, Nov. 9 to 15. We commend you for the excellent patient care and education that you provide. The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners has compiled an NP Week Resource Read More...
NP Speaks on Frailty in Older Adults
November 5, 2008 4:55 PM by Jennifer Ford
Medscape Today interviewed Renee Roberts, NP, on the condition of frailty in older adults and how NPs can help with this condition. Roberts presented on the topic at this year's National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners (NCGNP) conference. Read More...
Nurse Practitioner "Nurse Barb" on CNN
November 4, 2008 12:10 PM by Jennifer Ford
While attending the ACNP conference in Nashville I had a serendipitous "encounter" with a very prolific NP. There I was, on the elliptical machine at the hotel gym, watching the CNN coverage on "election obsession," when who pops onto the screen but Barbara Read More...
Election Day
November 4, 2008 10:28 AM by Jill Rollet
So who's excited? I voted this morning at around 8:30, and it took me 14 minutes including the walk to the polling place and back and chatting with my neighbor. The place was tiny but uncrowded, and I had to fight my way in through a dozen arms thrusting Read More...


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