March 13, 2014 - Volume 39 - Issue 3
pp: 6-6

Editor's Memo

NP Insights

Acute Care Advisor

Lab Logic

Medication Update


ELDER CARE: CE Connection


PTSD after childbirth: Early detection and treatment

Zauderer, Cheryl R.

Nurse Practitioner. 39(3):36-41, March 13, 2014.

Posttraumatic stress disorder following childbirth may be diagnosed as postpartum depression. With a thorough assessment, women with this condition can be diagnosed correctly and receive appropriate treatment, promoting a better outcome for both mother and baby.


Evidence-based pain management for endometrial biopsies and IUD insertions

Kass-Wolff, Jane H.; Fisher, Jennifer E.

Nurse Practitioner. 39(3):43-50, March 13, 2014.

Intrauterine device (IUD) insertions and endometrial biopsies (EMB) are common outpatient office procedures performed by advanced practice nurses. There are currently no guidelines for pain management with either IUD insertions or EMB procedures. Combination modalities are the most likely to impact pain perceptions, but more research is required in this area.


Teaching students about the WHO Guide to Good Prescribing

Scordo, Kristine Anne

Nurse Practitioner. 39(3):51-54, March 13, 2014.

Although the WHO Guide to Good Prescribing is widely used in medical education to teach rationale prescribing to physicians, this method is less known in graduate nursing education. The purpose of this article is to review the motivation behind the model and to discuss the incorporation of a P (personal) drug assignment into a graduate pharmacology course.