January 2010 - Volume 35 - Issue 1
pp: 5-56

Editor's Memo


Legal File


Lab Logic


Acute Care Advisor


Product News


Drug News


Medication Update



DIGESTIVE DISORDERS


Acquired fecal incontinence in community-dwelling adults

Chien, Darleen; Bradway, Christine

Nurse Practitioner . 35(1):14-22, January 2010.

Despite its impact on patients and their families, fecal incontinence is not well-studied, as patients are often too ashamed to disclose it to their healthcare provider or the provider may believe that it cannot be treated. Proper education, strategies to overcome barriers, and appropriate management techniques will help NPs provide adequate relief for patients suffering from this debilitating condition.

NP PRACTICE


22nd Annual Legislative Update: Regulatory and legislative successes for APNs

Phillips, Susanne J.

Nurse Practitioner . 35(1):24-47, January 2010.

As in previous years, advanced practice registered nurses have much to celebrate in the areas of legislative and regulatory reform. In addition to the annual updates from each state in the areas of practice authority, reimbursement, and prescriptive authority, we have also included information reported by states considering regulatory implementation of the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification and Education.