Measuring Nurse Practitioner Performance

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Measuring Nurse Practitioner Performance Standards of care and measures of performance are interrelated. Measures of performance are used to determine the extent to which standards of care are met. Measuring…

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Strategies for NPs

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Strategies for NPs The difference between making do and advancing is the difference between eating all of what is put on one’s plate and deciding what to have for dinner….

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Childhood Immunizations

Sep 9, 2016 by in NURSING Comments Off on Childhood Immunizations

Childhood Immunizations There are a multitude of ethical questions that come up in daily practice, including: Whether or not to disclose to a patient that the nurse practitioner or someone…

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Standards of Care for Nurse Practitioner Practice

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Standards of Care for Nurse Practitioner Practice The traditional definition of standard of care has been, “such reasonable, ordinary care, skill, and diligence as used by practitioners in good standing…

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Promoting the Profession to the Public

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Promoting the Profession to the Public According to studies of patient satisfaction, patients who have seen NPs like NPs. But not everyone has seen an NP. People who are healthy…

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Lawmaking and Health Policy

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Lawmaking and Health Policy Health care is regulated for the public good, to ensure quality to a public that is powerless to assert quality control as individuals. That is the…

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The Employed Nurse Practitioner

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The Employed Nurse Practitioner The majority of NPs are employed by others, rather than self-employed. The advantages of employment are: A built-in collaborative agreement, in states where these are required…

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Reimbursement for Nurse Practitioner Services

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Reimbursement for Nurse Practitioner Services Except for a minority of patients who pay their own medical bills, every encounter between an NP and a patient has a third-party participant—the payer….

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Risk Management

Sep 9, 2016 by in NURSING Comments Off on Risk Management

Risk Management Risk management is what one does to avoid problems later. Compare risk management to preventive medicine; risk management is preventive law. Nurse practitioners (NPs) are at risk for…

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