August 16, 2014 - Volume 39 - Issue 8
pp: 6-6

Editor's Memo


NCNP Postconference Report


Clinical Case Report


Dermatology Dilemmas


Legal File


Short Communications


Medication Update



DIABETES: CE Connection


Update on the American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care

Zitkus, Bruce S.

Nurse Practitioner. 39(8):22-32, August 16, 2014.

The diagnosis and management of diabetes in primary care has increased dramatically over the past several years. The article discusses the latest American Diabetes Association recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diabetes.

RESPIRATORY ISSUES: CE Connection


Primary care of chronic dyspnea in adults

Bull, Amy

Nurse Practitioner. 39(8):34-40, August 16, 2014.

Chronic dyspnea is defined as shortness of breath lasting for a minimum of 4 weeks. It is a common complaint associated with many of the cardiopulmonary diseases seen in primary care. This article provides a systematic, evidence-based, and cost-effective approach to the evaluation of this complex symptom.

SLEEP DISORDERS


CATHETERIZATION


Transradial vascular access: A growing trend

Dunne, Mary Lynn; Phillips, Eileen

Nurse Practitioner. 39(8):50-54, August 16, 2014.

The transradial route for coronary angiography is a growing trend in the United States. Nurse practitioners (NPs) are an essential part of the preprocedural assessment of patients. This article will outline the benefits and risks of transradial access as well methods for NPs to assess arterial hand circulation.