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May 2009 - Posts


NP Reactions to Swine Flu
May 29, 2009 2:24 PM by Jennifer Ford
Drug Store News conducted a survey of pharmacists and retail healthcare providers and found that almost 86% of retail clinic providers found patients asking more about swine flu since the media started covering it. Visit on Monday Read More...
Retail Clinics: Location, Location, Location
May 28, 2009 3:15 PM by Jennifer Ford
A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that retail health clinics gravitate toward more affluent neighborhoods. They could, therefore, not be serving the under- and uninsured or poorer populations that are in more need of healthcare. Read More...
Texas Columnist: "Legislature Shuts Door on Nurse Care"
May 26, 2009 4:52 PM by Jennifer Ford
San Antonio News business columnist David Hendricks spoke out in favor of a law allowing NP prescribing rights in Texas, which was shut down in the Texas Legislature this legislative session: Despite better protections from malpractice lawsuits and lower Read More...
Aussies Hop on Retail Health Bandwagon
May 26, 2009 1:57 PM by Jennifer Ford
NPs will be the primary providers at walk-in clinics in Australia, according to a news item in The Australian. The clinics will be housed in public hospitals, and the prime minister of Australia said, "I think it is fantastic that we have a greater role Read More...
Nurse Practitioners Will Reduce Medical Costs
May 19, 2009 4:10 PM by Jennifer Ford
The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) is burning the midnight oil working toward recognition of nurse practitioners as primary healthcare providers. This is especially important as President Obama prepares to consider healthcare reform in the United States. Read More...
NYT: Hospitals Opening Retail Clinics
May 12, 2009 2:00 PM by Jennifer Ford
Today the New York Times published an article detailing the entry of hospitals into the retail healthcare arena . They also reported about Walmart partnering with hospital systems to fill the clinic spaces left empty by some previous clinic closures. Read More...
Nurse Practitioners Are the Answer
May 11, 2009 11:27 AM by Jennifer Ford
The American Academy of Nursing hosted a conference call on Friday, May 8, 2009 with statements from hard-hitting nurse practitioner advocates who spoke up on behalf of NPs as a crucial part of our evolving healthcare system. The goal of the call was Read More...
Taking Swine Flu Into Your Own Hands
May 7, 2009 9:26 AM by Jill Rollet
This May 7 New York Times article reports on the wisdom -- or rather lack of wisdom -- of swine flu parties. Like chicken pox parties, the theory behind these events is to mingle healthy people with an infected person, thereby passing on a hopefully mild Read More...
NPs Calm Patients' Swine Flu Fears
May 4, 2009 9:58 AM by Jennifer Ford
"Congratulations, you have strep throat," said Teresa Long, during a visit with a patient worried he had swine flu. She saw him in a Take Care clinic after his repeated attempts to be seen at other clinics when he started to feel sick, according to " Read More...


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