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


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.



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.