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  • Creator:   The Nurse Practitioner
  • Updated:   5/9/2023
  • Contains:  20 items
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Evidence-based updates to the 2021 Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines Part 2: Guideline review and clinical application

Lehman, Karen D.

The Nurse Practitioner. 47(12):28-35, December 2022.

NPs should be prepared to screen for sepsis, initiate treatment, and optimize care for sepsis survivors. The 2021 Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines offer best practices for identification and management of sepsis and septic shock. This article, second in a 2-part series, presents evidence updates and discusses implications for NPs.

Pneumococcal vaccination for adults: History and updates

Esden, Jana L.

The Nurse Practitioner. 47(11):40-47, November 2022.

Although pneumococcal vaccination programs have significantly reduced the incidence of pneumococcal infections in the US, pneumococcal pneumonia continues to be a burdensome cause of morbidity and mortality. Pneumococcal vaccination recommendation updates introduce two new pneumococcal conjugate vaccines for use in adults ages 19 and older.

Screening and testing for latent tuberculosis infection among patients who are immunocompromised

Sierra, Carmen Josefa; Downs, Charles A.

The Nurse Practitioner. 47(11):32-39, November 2022.

It is critical to detect latent tuberculosis infection through screening and testing individuals at high risk of progression to active tuberculosis, including patients who are immunocompromised. NPs should be familiar with available testing for accurate diagnosis in order to expedite treatment.

Evidence-based updates to the 2021 Surviving Sepsis Campaign guidelines: Part 1: Background, pathophysiology, and emerging treatments

Lehman, Karen D.

The Nurse Practitioner. 47(11):24-30, November 2022.

Sepsis identification and treatment has changed significantly over the last few decades. Despite this, sepsis is still associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This first of a two-part series reviews the history of modern sepsis and presents new research in pathophysiology, treatment, and postsepsis care.

Mycoplasma genitalium: To treat or not to treat?

Bach, Susan

The Nurse Practitioner. 47(10):38-41, October 2022.

Many APRNs are not familiar with Mycoplasma genitalium, even if it is included on a sexually transmitted infection screening panel. This article briefly outlines prevalence, asymptomatic infection, clinical manifestations, diagnostics, and treatment.

Preexposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention: A highlight of the updated clinical practice guideline

Mayeux, Jack J.; Ng, Yeow Chye

The Nurse Practitioner. 47(9):44-47, September 2022.

The prevention of HIV is continually evolving with the development of new resources and the adaptation of older resources in new regimens. Ideally, these new and updated methods of prevention will allow easier implementation and continuation and reduced costs in the fight to prevent HIV infections.

Measles: Moving toward eradication

Feutz, Kristi; Shirey, Deborah

The Nurse Practitioner. 47(5):14-20, May 2022.

Measles is a vaccine-preventable, highly contagious virus once considered eradicated in the US. It is still a significant source of morbidity and mortality for children under 5 years of age worldwide. Advanced practice registered nurses are on the frontlines of reducing the spread of disease and educating the community on measles prevention.

Recommendations for managing sexually transmitted infections: Incorporating the 2021 guidelines

Curry, Kim; Chandler, Rasheeta; Kostas-Polston, Elizabeth A.; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 47(4):10-18, April 2022.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are common and costly, with about 26 million STIs occurring each year in the US. Guidelines for the prevention and management of STIs are updated periodically. In 2021, the CDC updated its guidelines for the treatment of STIs. This article provides information on the most recent updates on managing STIs to help advanced practice nurses in their practice.

Antiretroviral therapies and corticosteroids: Drug-drug interactions

Cadet, Myriam Jean

The Nurse Practitioner. 46(12):40-47, December 2021.

Antiretroviral therapies for HIV may cause systemic toxicities when coadministered with corticosteroids. Potential drug-drug interactions may occur, leading to iatrogenic Cushing syndrome or adrenal insufficiency. This article highlights the drug-drug interactions of antiretroviral therapies with corticosteroids. Practice implications are discussed.

Increasing human papillomavirus immunization in the primary care setting

Taylor, Andrea C.; Hopkins, Leslie W.; Moore, Ginny

The Nurse Practitioner. 46(10):37-42, October 2021.

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a leading cause of cancer. Increasing HPV vaccination recommendations by primary care providers to patients decreases the burden of this viral infection. Providers need to be educated about this condition and the available options for immunization to feel confident in making strong recommendations and thereby increase HPV immunization rates.

Resurgence of syphilis in the US

Bach, Susan; Heavey, Elizabeth

The Nurse Practitioner. 46(10):28-35, October 2021.

Despite advances in screening and treatment for syphilis, the US has seen increased incidence of the disease in the past decade. This article gives an overview of incidence, risk factors, clinical manifestations, assessment, screening, treatment, and prevention of syphilis.

COVID-19 pneumonia: What APRNs should know

Avadhani, Amita; Cardinale, Maria; Akintade, Bimbola

The Nurse Practitioner. 46(7):22-28, July 2021.

COVID-19-associated pneumonia is a complex acute care diagnosis that requires careful evaluation and management. This article includes pertinent recommendations for management of acutely ill patients with COVID-19 pneumonia.

COVID-19 and the golden years

Kroll, Nicole L.; Sanchez-Jones, Tamika; Atchley, Megan Danielle; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 46(6):37-42, June 2021.

The impact of COVID-19 on older adults may not be readily apparent. Personal protective and social distancing measures can reduce activity levels, increase feelings of isolation and loss, and result in lapsed medical care. NPs must recognize detrimental impacts on overall health and wellness and assist older adults in overcoming them.

Minimizing risk of infection when using developmental and psychological assessment tools: Looking beyond COVID-19

Cheng, Alison S.; Kang, Ying Qi; Lim, Tammy S.H.; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 46(6):12-16, June 2021.

Swift spread of COVID-19 across the world led to the implementation of unique measures to contain its spread. We propose safe practices within developmental and behavioral pediatrics settings including evaluating assessment materials for ease of sanitization and employing a structured sanitization work-system.

Understanding the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care: Acute pharyngitis

Rogers, Julia; Eastland, Taryn

The Nurse Practitioner. 46(5):48-54, May 2021.

This is a 12-part series on the most commonly billed diagnoses in primary care. The article discusses the pathophysiologic processes of acute pharyngitis as well as the clinical manifestations and treatments and how they are linked to disease pathogenesis.

Creator: The Nurse Practitioner
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In this episode of The Nurse Practitioner Podcast, Dr. Wendy L. Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP discusses vaccine hesitancy.