June 11, 2018 - Volume 43 - Issue 6 - Contributor Index

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Advance care planning and anticipatory decision making in patients with Alzheimer disease

Slyer, Jason T.; Archibald, Ella; Moyo, Fernea; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(6):23-31, June 11, 2018.

Early advance care planning and anticipatory decision making in the Alzheimer disease (AD) trajectory is a strategy NPs can incorporate to improve managing uncertainty around common decisions. This article explores decisions patients and caregivers face along the AD trajectory and provides resources for patients, caregivers, and NPs.

Antipsychotic use in older adults: Canadian best practices

Pathak, Sushila; Duff, Elsie

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(6):50-55, June 11, 2018.

Due to the physiologic changes of aging, managing behavioral issues and antipsychotic use is associated with adverse reactions that are more complex in older adults than in younger adults. Therefore, appropriate prescribing and evaluating the need to continue antipsychotics are necessary to enhance optimum patient outcomes. This article discusses best practice recommendations for NPs in Canada to help ensure safe use of antipsychotic medications in the older adult population.

Family history of substance use disorder and chronic pain management

Pestka, Elizabeth L.; Evans, Michele

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(6):43-48, June 11, 2018.

The use of family history of substance use disorder information as part of a comprehensive assessment of chronic pain can provide important data for treatment. This case example illustrates assessment, patient education, and brief motivational interviewing with referral to appropriate resources.

Advance care planning and anticipatory decision making in patients with Alzheimer disease

Slyer, Jason T.; Archibald, Ella; Moyo, Fernea; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(6):23-31, June 11, 2018.

Early advance care planning and anticipatory decision making in the Alzheimer disease (AD) trajectory is a strategy NPs can incorporate to improve managing uncertainty around common decisions. This article explores decisions patients and caregivers face along the AD trajectory and provides resources for patients, caregivers, and NPs.

Antipsychotic use in older adults: Canadian best practices

Pathak, Sushila; Duff, Elsie

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(6):50-55, June 11, 2018.

Due to the physiologic changes of aging, managing behavioral issues and antipsychotic use is associated with adverse reactions that are more complex in older adults than in younger adults. Therefore, appropriate prescribing and evaluating the need to continue antipsychotics are necessary to enhance optimum patient outcomes. This article discusses best practice recommendations for NPs in Canada to help ensure safe use of antipsychotic medications in the older adult population.

Family history of substance use disorder and chronic pain management

Pestka, Elizabeth L.; Evans, Michele

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(6):43-48, June 11, 2018.

The use of family history of substance use disorder information as part of a comprehensive assessment of chronic pain can provide important data for treatment. This case example illustrates assessment, patient education, and brief motivational interviewing with referral to appropriate resources.

Hypertension management options: 2017 guideline

Scordo, Kristine Anne

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(6):33-37, June 11, 2018.

The new hypertension guideline lowers the definition of high BP to 130/80 mm Hg. This means that millions of adults will now be diagnosed with hypertension and that many of those taking antihypertensive drugs are not at goal. The challenge is to communicate the change, the strength of evidence behind the change, and the options available to patients. Healthcare providers must be knowledgeable of the new guideline and ready to meet this challenge.

Advance care planning and anticipatory decision making in patients with Alzheimer disease

Slyer, Jason T.; Archibald, Ella; Moyo, Fernea; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(6):23-31, June 11, 2018.

Early advance care planning and anticipatory decision making in the Alzheimer disease (AD) trajectory is a strategy NPs can incorporate to improve managing uncertainty around common decisions. This article explores decisions patients and caregivers face along the AD trajectory and provides resources for patients, caregivers, and NPs.

Advance care planning and anticipatory decision making in patients with Alzheimer disease

Slyer, Jason T.; Archibald, Ella; Moyo, Fernea; More

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(6):23-31, June 11, 2018.

Early advance care planning and anticipatory decision making in the Alzheimer disease (AD) trajectory is a strategy NPs can incorporate to improve managing uncertainty around common decisions. This article explores decisions patients and caregivers face along the AD trajectory and provides resources for patients, caregivers, and NPs.