Chronic Care News - Page 14

Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants should inform obese or overweight women taking oral contraceptives that they face an increased risk for cerebral venous thrombosis.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
When it comes to accurately checking a patient’s blood pressure, retail clinicians are a safer bet than a mobile app.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Retail clinicians should recognize their role in promoting high-quality care for patients with diabetes.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are less likely to visit the emergency room when they receive care from a nurse practitioner or physician assistant than a physician.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Obese children and adolescents may be more likely to see dangerously high blood pressure.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
New mothers with diabetes who experience difficulty with lactation may have maternal glucose intolerance.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Retail clinicians should inform patients with active asthma that they may be at greater risk for abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
Retail clinicians looking to prescribe PPIs should make sure to weigh their benefits against potential risks.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants working in retail clinics may want to encourage their patients to stick to the DASH diet to lose weight, lower cholesterol, and manage or prevent diabetes.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Retail clinicians should use a school calendar to help pinpoint when children with asthma may present with worse symptoms.

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Sara Marlow, MSN, RN, PHN, FNP-C
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Mary McCormack, MSN, APNC, MPH
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