Acute Care News - Page 10

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

Katarzyna Lalicata, MSN, FNP-C, FNP-BC
The symptoms associated with colds, most commonly congestion, coughing, sneezing, and sore throats, are the body's response when a virus exerts its effects on the immune system. Cold symptoms peak at about 1 to 2 days and last 7 to 10 days but can last up to 3 weeks.
Kristen L. Marjama, DNP, APRN-BC, FNP
Exposure to damp and moly environments may also result in a variety of other health issues.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
An accurate medical history and a physical exam are critical to rule out more serious conditions.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
Practitioners should get a detailed medical history and conduct a thorough physical to treat sinus infections.
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