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October 2009 - Posts


NP Testifies in Vermont Hearing About Drug Samples
October 28, 2009 8:32 AM by Jill Rollet
After banning the traditional free marketing lunches for healthcare providers offered by pharmaceutical reps, the state of Vermont is considering requiring pharma companies to report or even eliminate free drug samples. At a hearing held by the state's Read More...
Side by Side
October 22, 2009 12:59 PM by Michelle Perron
I attended the second annual Aesthetic Extender Symposium last weekend, and days later I am left with some distinct and positive impressions about much more than the aesthetics industry. First, some background. The symposium was cofounded by Krystie P. Read More...
H1N1 and Nonchalance in the Young
October 21, 2009 12:47 PM by Jennifer Ford
Have you noticed nonchalance about seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccines in young adults? The way that H1N1 is affecting those under 25, and the way that patients in that age group seem to treat their own health, could pose a big challenge to NPs trying to keep Read More...
NP Malpractice Claims Stats Previewed at ACNP
October 9, 2009 2:29 PM by Jill Rollet
In 2005, the nurse practitioner liability insurance provider CNA/NSO released the first and only study of claims made against NPs. This morning at the ACNP conference, the company offered updated statistics from a quantitative analysis of claims received Read More...
DNP Opinions at ACNP Conference
October 8, 2009 3:09 PM by Jill Rollet
Responding to a question from the floor at this morning's opening session, current ACNP president Thad Wilson and immediate past president Julie Stanik-Hutt offered their personal opinions about the need for NPs to earn a DNP degree by 2015. Wilson sees Read More...
Engage in Online Conversations About NPs
October 7, 2009 4:14 PM by Jennifer Ford
Friday's New York Times article about retail clinics titled " A Quick Trip to the Store for Milk and a Throat Swab " asked readers to comment on their Well Blog about retail healthcare and nurse practitioners. And they sure did. It's worth it to read Read More...
On the Scene at GAPNA
October 3, 2009 8:41 AM by Michelle Perron
The care of older adults is the overriding issue at this year's GAPNA conference of course, but members are also turning their attention to national practice issues that affect all NP specialties. Yesterday, Evelyn Duffy, NP, director of the adult and Read More...


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