Acute Care News - Page 9

Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Retail clinicians will be relieved to hear that ear infections, one of the most common childhood infections and a leading cause for acute clinic visits, are on the decline.
Melissa Bush, FNP-C
On any given day, it is typical to see parents waiting at doctor’s offices, urgent care facilities, and retail health locations with children who are experiencing a cough, as it is one of the most common symptoms for which patients seek primary care.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Retail clinicians should be prepared to field questions about strains of so-called “super lice” that have spread throughout 25 US states thus far.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Patients presenting to a retail clinic with acute cough could have one of several conditions.
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.

Current Issue

The Educated Patient

Kristen Marjama, DNP, APRN-BC
Although the rate of foot and leg amputation has greatly declined over the past 2 decades, increasing awareness for macrovascular and microvascular complications of diabetes is essential because diabetes is the leading cause of lower-limb amputations in the United States.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
Gluten proteins found in barley, rye, and wheat trigger systemic injury primarily to the small intestine, but they can also affect the joints, liver, skin, uterus, and other organs.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
It is that time of year again, when health care providers see an increase in patient volume because no one has time to be sick.
Sara Marlow, MSN, RN, PHN, FNP-C
Sunburn is still a major health issue that can be prevented.
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