May 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 5
pp: 5-56

Editor's Memo


Acute Care Advisor


Advocacy in Practice


Legal File


Short Communications


PULMONARY DISEASE: CE Connection


Best Practices in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Garvey, Chris

The Nurse Practitioner. 36(5):16-22, May 2011.

NPs play an important role in effective care of patients with COPD. Evidence-based guidelines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) recommend prevention, diagnosis, and a stepwise approach to treatment based on disease severity, symptoms, and disability.

Guide to Care for patients


Medication Update




DIABETES CARE: CE Connection


WOMEN'S HEALTH


LEGISLATIVE ISSUES


Healthcare Reform: What does it mean for NPs?

Graham, Margaret Clark; Graham, Thomas Scott

The Nurse Practitioner. 36(5):41-47, May 2011.

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in March 2010, there have been more than 20 court challenges and plans for repeal are underway. This article reviews the provisions of the law that have been implemented to date.

EMERGENCY CARE


Heat Stroke: Helping patients keep their cool

Mattis, Joseph G.; Yates, Adam M.

The Nurse Practitioner. 36(5):48-52, May 2011.

Heat stroke is a life-threatening illness that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. Early vital sign assessment and history gathering are key to identifying this disorder.