October 2010 - Volume 35 - Issue 10
pp: 5-56

Editor's Memo


Education Matters: New!!


Acute Care Advisor


Legal File


Literature Review


Guide to Care for patients


Medication Update



DIABETES CARE: CE Connection


Diagnosing Diabetes with A1C: Implications and considerations for measurement and surrogate markers

Hill, Alethea N.; Appel, Susan J.

Nurse Practitioner . 35(10):16-23, October 2010.

The ADA recently endorsed assessing the level of a patient's glycated hemoglobin A1C as a method for diagnosing diabetes and discussed the value in estimated average glucose (eAG), hemoglobin variants, as well as the variability of lab testing versus point-of-care devices. NPs should understand the meaning of the test values as well as the tests' accuracy to make clinical decisions.

CARDIAC CARE


PEDIATRIC CARE: CE Connection


Providing optimal care for children with developmental disorders

Garzon, Dawn Lee; Thrasher, Carrie; Tiernan, Kendra

Nurse Practitioner . 35(10):30-39, October 2010.

Many NPs are not satisfied with their skill level in the management of children with developmental disorders. NPs, however, will likely encounter many children with these disorders, and need to educate themselves on how to diagnose and monitor this population.

DERMATOLOGY UPDATE


Dermal fillers Help patients put their best face forward

Czerkasij, Victor

Nurse Practitioner . 35(10):43-47, October 2010.

Injectable dermal fillers offer the advantage of quick, relatively inexpensive, and increasingly longer-lasting results for facial wrinkles and deeper folds. NPs need to understand the differences between the types of fillers and their use as many supportive scope-of-practice bylaws allow NPs to perform these injections.

ORIGINAL RESEARCH


Unwanted sex: Health and risk behaviors in college women

Fontenot, Holly B.; Fantasia, Heidi Collins

Nurse Practitioner . 35(10):49-53, October 2010.

Approximately 16% of all women in the U.S. have experienced rape or attempted rape during their lifetime, and a high proportion occurs during the college years; approximately 20–25% of college-aged women have reported some type of sexual assault. The purpose of this research was to understand college women's health behaviors related to unwanted sex.