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Work Restrictions: Documenting a patient's return to work

Rupe, Kerri L. DNP, ARNP, COHN-S, FNP-C, FAANP

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000388901.49604.a8
Feature: SCOPE OF PRACTICE
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Patients frequently ask NPs to write work restrictions, even if it is not in their best interest. This article helps providers construct valid work restrictions and addresses specific tasks and issues to keep the patient and coworkers safe when returning to work.

Kerri L. Rupe is an associate professor, clinical track at the University of Iowa, College of Nursing. She is also a family nurse practitioner at River Hills Community Health Center and a COHN-S at University of Iowa HealthWorks.

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