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Infectious diseases

  • Creator:   The Nurse Practitioner
  • Updated:   8/22/2019
  • Contains:  32 items
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Maintaining oral health across the life span

Jablonski, Rita; Mertz, Elizabeth; Featherstone, John D.B.; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 39(6):39-48, June 15, 2014.

Oral health is directly related to systemic health, yet many Americans have limited to no access to dental health professionals. Nurse practitioners are in an excellent position to fill this void by providing caries risk assessments, chemical therapy to stop caries progression, and appropriate patient education to prevent caries.

Implementing a urinary tract infection clinical practice guideline in an ambulatory urgent care practice

Hopkins, Leslie; McCroskey, Debra; Reeves, Geri; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 39(4):50-54, April 13th, 2014.

A clinical practice guideline for uncomplicated urinary tract infections in an ambulatory urgent care practice was implemented. Aims were to increase the number of first-line antibiotics prescribed to treat uncomplicated urinary tract infections, increase the use of a second-line antibiotic when appropriate, and decrease the number of unnecessary urine cultures.

Screening for chlamydia: Are you doing it?

Ouden, Dyan Den; Derouin, Anne; Silva, Susan; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 39(4):41-47, April 13th, 2014.

This retrospective study evaluates the implications of offering routine chlamydia screenings to women ages 16 to 25 in a primary care clinical setting. Results found that routine screenings significantly increased the number of women screened, enabling early identification and treatment of affected women and potentially reducing infection rates.

Allergic rhinitis: Diagnosis through management

Krouse, Helene J.; Krouse, John H.

The Nurse Practitioner. 39(4):20-28, April 13th, 2014.

Allegic rhinitis (AR) is an immune hypersensitivity response of the nasal mucosa affecting children and adults. Patients with a genetic predisposition become sensitized to certain allergens over time with repeated exposures. This article discusses AR from diagnosis through treatment.

An oral health program for children

Berger, Carol; Bachman, Jean; Casalone, Gregory G.; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 39(2):48-53, February 15th, 2014.

Caries, the most infectious chronic disease of childhood in America, leads to health, learning, and quality-of-life issues. Using the Missouri Preventive Service Program model, a pilot oral health program for children from birth to 5 years of age in a rural health clinic was the first to implement the application of fluoride varnish.

Hormonal contraception and headaches: What are the prescriber's options?

Hellier, Susan

The Nurse Practitioner. 38(12):32-37, December 10th, 2013.

This article reviews evidence-based hormonal contraception prescribing options in the primary care setting for reproductive age women who experience headaches. To prescribe hormonal contraception safely, the nurse practitioner must be able to differentiate between common primary headache phenotypes, such as the migraine and the tension-type headache.

Acute bronchitis: Evaluation and management

Blush, Raymond R. III

The Nurse Practitioner. 38(10):14-20, October 10th, 2013.

Acute bronchitis affects millions of individuals, significantly impacting patient health and the healthcare industry. Understanding evaluation and treatment guidelines for acute bronchitis allows the nurse practitioner to practice comprehensive care for patients. This article reviews evidence-based practices when caring for the patient with acute bronchitis to promote healthy outcomes.

Drug updates and approvals: 2012 in review

Belavic, Jennifer M.

The Nurse Practitioner. 38(2):24-42, February 10th, 2013.

Each year, the FDA approves many pharmaceuticals and products designed to treat or improve a patient's condition. This article provides a sample of some of the most important drugs approved in 2012 that specifically apply to nurse practitioner practice.