Chronic Care News - Page 19

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.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Retail clinicians can help alert women of child-bearing age that if they are obese and diabetic prior to getting pregnant, they are more likely to have a baby with autism.

Current Issue

The Educated Patient

Bethany Rettberg, NPC
Practitioners should get a detailed medical history and conduct a thorough physical to treat sinus infections.
Jennifer L. Hofmann, MS, PA-C
Providing them with advice can improve control of the disease and reduce hospitalizations, morbidity, and unscheduled health care visits.
Emily C. Hayes, PharmD Candidate
Colds, coughs, and a relentless influx of sick patients in retail health clinics keep the health care providers who work there very busy.
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.
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