Chronic Care News

Sara Hunt, MSN, RN, PHN, FNP-C
The holidays are a wonderful time for fellowship with family and friends and bonding over delicious meals. Although this time spent bonding is actually good for one’s health, many of the tasty treats can wreak havoc on those with diabetes.
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) defines the condition as follows: “COPD is a common, preventable, and treatable disease that is characterized by persistent respiratory symptoms and airflow limitation that is due to airway and/or alveolar abnormalities usually caused by significant exposure to noxious particles or gases.”
Bethany Rettberg, NPC
They may mistakenly believe that e-cigarettes are safe and wonder why they cause a cough.
Katarzyna LaLicata, MSN, FNP-C, FNP-BC
Prompt evaluation and initiation are essential to help decrease the possibility of transmission.
Katarzyna Lalicata, MSN, FNP-C, FNP-BC
Physical examination of patients presenting with symptoms should include the cervical spine, lower and upper extremities, and rheumatoid nodules.
Sara Hunt, MSN, RN, PHN, FNP-C
These are websites and apps to assuage fears and provide appropriate education to reluctant individuals.
Jennifer Nessel, Assistant Editor
Investigators at Propeller Health, in conjunction with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado, gathered data from 7558 patients, and found that 84% of patients took less than 30 seconds between the first and the second puff of their rescue or controller inhaler.
Katarzyna LaLicata, MSN, FNP-C, FNP-BC
As the disease progresses, symptoms may include chest tightness, mucus production, a low fever, shortness of breath, and wheezing.
Jeannette Y. Wick, R.Ph., MBA, FASCP
A pair of studies indicate that patients with Parkinson Disease are at high risk for medication misadventure.
Eversense® Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System has received FDA approval for allowing nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to be certified to place the sensor and to file claims with insurance plans.

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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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