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  • NPs & PAs Are Talking – May 28, 2012

    As NPs & PAs approached the holiday weekend (and with any luck, a few days off), and editor Michelle Perron Pronsati and senior associate editor Jennifer Ford arrived at the AAPA IMPACT conference, our social networks, community pages and articles buzzed with thoughtful comments and many heated opinions. Always a controversial topic ...
    Posted to ADVANCE for NPs & PAs Blog (Weblog) on May 25, 2012
  • Bringing Primary Care Home

    During this final rotation I have the opportunity to participate in home-based primary care. This program is directly influenced by Dr. Mary Naylor’s research and application of transitional care from the hospital to the home. Patients enrolled in this program are visited weekly by an NP during the first 30 days of their discharge home from the ...
    Posted to New Grad NP (Weblog) on August 18, 2011
  • Prescribing for Mental Health

    In watching the practice of prescribing psychotropic medications I am very hesitant about my own prescriptive practices and keenly observant of other practitioners. I am acutely sensitive to the issue. It seems like every other patient I see, irrespective of the setting, is prescribed SSRIs and benzodiazepines, and almost none of them are also ...
    Posted to New Grad NP (Weblog) on July 28, 2011
  • Patients Are Listening

    How much time is spent in patient education? How effective is it? Is it worth the time spent? Do we get reimbursed for it? These are all questions that we debate -- when we have time, in between doing all the other things that have to get done each day. We all agree that educating our patients is important and that we should do it. But we all ...
    Posted to New Grad NP (Weblog) on February 2, 2009