April 2010 - Volume 35 - Issue 4
pp: 5-56

Editor's Memo


Literature Review: PSYCHIATRIC CARE


Literature Review: GERIATRIC CARE


Literature Review: ALTERNATIVE CARE


Literature Review: PEDIATRIC/ADOLESCENT CARE


Medication Update



WOMEN'S HEALTH


Asthma in pregnancy: Reading between the lines

Benninger, Cathy; McCallister, Jennifer

Nurse Practitioner. 35(4):10-19, April 2010.

Optimal asthma control is dependent on healthcare providers performing symptom assessment, objective testing, stepwise medication adjustment, and education at each prenatal visit.

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS


Speak the language of autism

McCravy, Stephanie; Johnson, Arlene; Wetsel, Margaret A.; More

Nurse Practitioner. 35(4):26-33, April 2010.

Primary care NPs should be able to recognize the clinical signs of autism, analyze the disorder using diagnostic tools, and provide management and referral options for families with autistic children.

Special DNP section: HIGHER EDUCATION


Climb to new educational heights

Boland, Barbara A.; Treston, June; O'Sullivan, Ann L.

Nurse Practitioner. 35(4):36-41, April 2010.

The doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree has the potential to significantly influence the evolution of advanced practice nursing. Prospective students should know what to look for in a DNP program.

Special DNP section: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE


Smoking cessation: SNUB OUT CAD

Langston, Summer B.; Appel, Susan J.

Nurse Practitioner. 35(4):42-46, April 2010.

Inpatient interventions initiated by nursing staff are beneficial in the achievement and maintenance of smoking cessation. Find out how one pilot program made it work.

Special DNP section: INFECTIOUS DISEASE