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Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731291/critical-questions-advancing-the-health-of-female-veterans
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Lisa Muirhead, Priscilla Hall, Cedrella Jones-Taylor, Gari D Clifford, Tasha Felton-Williams, Kathy Williams
PURPOSE: Women are the fastest growing Veteran population in the United States and many receive all or part of their health care outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The purpose of this article is to review the healthcare issues of women Veterans and discuss implications for care. DATA SOURCES: Review of selected literature, VA resources and guidelines, and expert opinion. CONCLUSIONS: Few providers are aware of the impact military service has on the health of women and fail to ask the all-important question, "Have you served in the military?" Recognizing women's military service can reveal important information that can answer perplexing clinical questions, aid in designing comprehensive plans of care, and enable women to receive the assistance needed to address complex physical and psychosocial issues to improve the quality of their lives...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722321/postsplenectomy-vaccination-guideline-adherence-opportunities-for-improvement
#2
Ruth M Carrico, Linda Goss, Jodi Wojcik, Kimberly Broughton-Miller, Karina Pentecost, Michelle Frisbie, Stanley Kotey, Deborah Niyongabo, Matthew Benns, Anupama Raghuram, M Cynthia Logsdon
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients undergoing splenectomy for trauma are at life-long risk for rapidly progressive septicemia. The purpose of this study was to investigate long-term patient understanding and follow-up with recommendations regarding their asplenia. METHODS: Patients undergoing splenectomy for trauma January 2010-December 2014 were analyzed. Medical records were reviewed and telephone follow-up interviews were conducted in October-December 2015. Patients were asked a standard set of questions that included hospitalizations, awareness of infectious risks associated with asplenia, need for revaccination, and vaccines they had received since their index hospitalization...
July 19, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682510/key-considerations-for-moving-to-a-nurse-faculty-role-a-dean-s-perspective
#3
Julie Marfell, Patricia C Mc Mullen, Marie-Eileen Onieal, Monica Scheibmeir, Elizabeth Hawkins-Walsh
Expert nurse practitioners (NPs) grounded in clinical practice are needed to prepare the future NPs. This article discusses key considerations for moving from the role of expert clinician to nurse educator. The considerations for making the move to the educator role including reflection on rewards associated with teaching, similarities between practice and education, faculty support, and role responsibilities are presented from a dean's perspective. The typical hiring process is discussed including what questions may be asked of the faculty candidate as well as what questions should be asked by the faculty candidate...
July 6, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665500/provider-attitudes-and-practice-patterns-of-obesity-management-with-pharmacotherapy
#4
Brittany Granara, Jennifer Laurent
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: More than one third of American adults are obese. Extreme obesity is rapidly rising. Nine medications are approved for weight loss yet they remain underutilized with the focus primarily on lifestyle modifications. The objective was to determine current prescribing patterns and attitudes of weight loss medications in the management of obesity among primary care providers (PCPs). METHODS: PCPs were surveyed to determine practice patterns, attitudes, barriers, and facilitators for prescribing weight loss medications...
June 30, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660736/how-to-write-abstracts-for-manuscripts-presentations-and-grants-maximizing-information-in-a-30-s-sound-bite-world
#5
Patricia F Pearce, Laurie Anne Ferguson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Exponential growth of published conference and manuscript material, increasingly available electronic access, and heightened expectations for short, quick, and available information have propelled the written abstract into a position of extreme importance for nurse practitioners (NPs). NPs can leverage their abstract writing, to maximize exposure of their work, through presentations, publications, and grants. The purpose of this article is to detail the significance of abstract use and relevance for NPs, and to provide useful details and helpful hints for writing effective and strategic abstracts in a heavily electronic and 30-s sound bite world...
June 29, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657658/successful-design-and-delivery-of-a-professional-poster
#6
Judith Berg, Rod Hicks
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Poster presentations are increasingly popular for dissemination of scientific and clinical knowledge at professional meetings; however, this professional skill is generally absent from advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) curricula and acquisition of the skill must occur in other arenas. The purpose of this article is to promote professional development by educating APRNs, students, and faculty on the essentials of poster development and presentation. METHODS: To aid in poster presentation skill development, types of posters, advantages and disadvantages, content and design, and tips to enhance these presentations are discussed...
June 28, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649770/precepting-nurse-practitioner-students-a-new-view-results-of-two-national-surveys-of-nurse-practitioner-preceptors
#7
Mary Ellen Roberts, Kathy J Wheeler, Diane O Tyler, Diane L Padden
PURPOSE: The aim of two national studies was to identify characteristics of nurse practitioners (NPs) who precept and the benefits, incentives, and barriers associated with the NP preceptor role. METHODS: Stratified randomized sampling was used to invite a representative number of NPs from each state to participate in a 2015 survey and a follow-up survey in 2016. These descriptive, exploratory studies distributed electronic questionnaires to 5000 randomly selected NPs in the 2015 survey and 40,000 NPs in the 2016 survey...
June 26, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649739/professional-organization-membership-advancing-the-nurse-practitioner-role
#8
Mary Jo Goolsby, Janet C DuBois
With a paucity of literature on professional organization membership by nurse practitioners (NPs), the authors base the discussion of the personal benefits associated with membership on literature focusing on clinicians other than NPs and their personal experiences as members of multiple organizations. Membership is described as related to NP socialization, engagement, networking, mentorship, advocacy, policy, leadership development, research dissemination, professional development, and volunteerism. In addition to encouraging active participation in one or more professional organizations, the need for research into factors influencing the degree to which NPs participate in organizations and the associated benefits is identified...
June 26, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649737/quality-measures-for-nurse-practitioner-practice-evaluation
#9
Ruth Kleinpell, April N Kapu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Evaluating the impact of nurse practitioner (NP) practice has become a priority area of focus for demonstrating outcomes. A number of quality measures are available to enable practice-specific evaluation of NP roles and initiatives. This article reviews sources of quality measures that can be used to facilitate quantifying the outcomes of NP practice as part of an overall evaluation agenda. METHODS: National resources and published literature on NP quality measures were reviewed...
June 26, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639423/emergency-contraceptive-pill-users-risk-perceptions-for-sexually-transmitted-infections-and-future-unintended-pregnancy
#10
Mary T Hickey, Michele G Shedlin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The availability of emergency contraception pills (ECP) over the counter (OTC) has the potential to reduce the incidence of unintended pregnancy; however, the increased risk for sexually transmitted infection (STI) acquisition, related to unprotected intercourse, has not been adequately addressed. The purpose of this study is to gain insight into risk perceptions for STIs and subsequent unintended pregnancy in women who have purchased ECP OTC. METHODS: Twenty-one women, aged 18-24, attending a private university in an urban setting, who purchased and used ECP OTC participated in 1-h, individual interviews...
June 22, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639373/laboratory-diagnosis-of-overt-type-2-diabetes-in-the-first-trimester-of-pregnancy
#11
Karen L Hessler, Kathleen Dunemn
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the use of hemoglobin A1C to oral glucose tolerance testing to diagnose overt type 2 diabetes in the first trimester of pregnancy. The study used a nonexperimental descriptive design to compare the use of the hemoglobin A1C test results to oral glucose tolerance test results. METHODS: The study used a sample of 45 women at high risk for type 2 diabetes in the first trimester of pregnancy. Participants were consented to draw a hemoglobin A1C with their ordered oral glucose tolerance testing for comparison of the two tests' ability to diagnose overt type 2 diabetes...
June 22, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608520/effective-professional-networking
#12
Mary Jo Goolsby, Joyce M Knestrick
The reasons for nurse practitioners to develop a professional network are boundless and are likely to change over time. Networking opens doors and creates relationships that support new opportunities, personal development, collaborative research, policy activism, evidence-based practice, and more. Successful professional networking involves shared, mutually beneficial interactions between individuals and/or individuals and groups, regardless of whether it occurs face to face or electronically. This article combines nuggets from the literature with guidance based on the authors' combined experience in networking activities at the local, national, and international levels...
June 13, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594108/punch-up-your-podium-presentations
#13
Tim J Wood, Amelie Hollier
The goal of most presentations is to engage audience participants. Effective presenters go beyond content expertise to connect with audiences through various techniques, formats, and presentation styles. Mayer's theory of multimedia learning, neurocognitive factors, and the assertion-evidence approach are essential elements that presenters can use if they have not had formal training in creating presentations. Tips are offered on how to connect with the audience and how to avoid known pitfalls.
June 8, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560763/implementation-and-evaluation-of-a-peer-review-process-for-advanced-practice-nurses-in-a-university-hospital-setting
#14
Shelly K Bergum, Talitha Canaan, Christi Delemos, Elizabeth Funke Gall, Bonnie McCracken, Dave Rowen, Steve Salvemini, Kimberly Wiens
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Over the past decade, implementation of the peer review process for the development of the advanced practice nurse (APN) has been emphasized. However, little exists in the literature regarding APN peer review. The peer review process is intended to help demonstrate competency of care, enhance quality improvement measures, and foster the professional growth of the APN. METHODS: APNs serving on a professional governance council within a university teaching hospital developed a model of peer review for APNs...
May 30, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466584/childhood-vaccine-status-and-correlation-with-common-nonvaccine-preventable-illnesses
#15
Michelle M Anderson, Cathy Arvidson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Current trends in parental decision making involve alteration from vaccine schedules in children, citing concerns for altered immune function. The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a difference in incidence of common childhood illnesses dependent on vaccination status. METHODS: An investigator-designed survey was administered to parents of children aged 12 months to 7 years. Participants were separated into one of three groups: fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated, and unvaccinated...
May 3, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452141/a-nurse-practitioner-led-community-workshop-increasing-adult-participation-in-advance-care-planning
#16
Erin Splendore, Catherine Grant
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Advance directives (ADs) and advance care planning (ACP) aid in expressing an individual's preferences and guide future medical decision-making. Despite the potential of ADs and ACP to positively impact care, consistently low rates of ADs and ACP (5%-39%) have been documented. The purpose of this project was to increase understanding and participation in the ACP process among rural-dwelling community members. METHODS: A pre-post repeated measures design with an evaluation component to measure understanding, completion, discussion, and dissemination of ADs and ACP...
April 28, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449330/exploring-the-experience-of-nurse-practitioners-who-have-committed-medical-errors-a-phenomenological-approach
#17
Romuald Delacroix
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To explore the experience of committing medical error from the perspective of nurse practitioners (NPs). Overall, the purpose of the study is to discern NPs' behaviors, perceptions, and coping mechanisms in response to having made a medical error. METHODS: Qualitative research based on two face-to-face audio-recorded semistructured interviews with 10 NPs who had made medical errors in practice. The analysis was guided by concepts in phenomenology...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695714/evaluation-of-specialist-referrals-at-a-rural-health-care-clinic
#18
Mary Ellen Biggerstaff, Nancy Short
PURPOSE: Transition to a value-based care system involves reducing costs improving population health and enhancing the patient experience. Many rural hospitals must rely on specialist referrals because of a lack of an internal system of specialists on staff. This evaluation of the existing specialist referrals from primary care was conducted to better understand and improve the referral process and address costs, population health, and the patient experience. DATA SOURCES: A 6-month retrospective chart review was conducted to evaluate quality and outcomes of specialty referrals submitted by 10 primary care providers...
July 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695713/aanp-news
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July 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695712/transparency-and-full-disclosures-keys-to-ethical-publishing
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Charon A Pierson
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