Acute Care News - Page 8

Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Patients and families believe that acute care improves when nurse practitioners are involved in providing it.
Sara Marlow, MSN, RN, PHN, FNP-C
Each year, there are approximately 179 to 350 million cases of gastroenteritis in the United States, resulting in approximately 600,000 hospitalizations.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Retail clinicians should be watchful when prescribing oral medications for pregnant women with yeast infections.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Acute upper respiratory tract infections are among the most common complaints from patients seeking care at retail clinics, but clinicians should exercise caution in prescribing antibiotics to treat these illnesses.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Symptoms of infectious mononucleosis are normally mild, so the condition often goes unrecognized.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
When treating a broken finger, retail clinicians should make patients aware of potential complications.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Retail clinicians are well situated to offer tips to reduce acid reflux symptoms during the holidays.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Retail clinicians can help patients protect themselves from pink eye and provide recommendations to manage conjunctivitis if acquired.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Because of the wide accessibility of retail clinics, nurse practitioners and physician assistants may be the first health care professionals patients turn to for acute burn treatment.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Even parents with strong relationships with pediatricians prefer to bring their children to retail clinics for certain conditions.

Current Issue

The Educated Patient

Sara Marlow, MSN, RN, PHN, FNP-C
Sunburn is still a major health issue that can be prevented.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
The National Health Interview Survey in 2014 estimated that 17.7 million adults and 6.3 million children had asthma.
Mary McCormack, MSN, APNC, MPH
The World Gastroenterology Organization describes the prevalence of celiac disease as a “statistical iceberg” in today’s health climate.
Melissa DeCapua, DNP, PMHNP-B-C
Diabetic retinopathy causes more losses of vision worldwide than any other eye disease, affecting 33% of the 285 million individuals suffering from diabetes.
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