November 2018 - Volume 43 - Issue 11 - Contributor Index

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Too many medication alerts: How alarm frequency affects providers

Fant, Catherine; Adelman, Deborah

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(11):48-52, November 2018.

NPs see many medication alerts on a daily basis. The dilemma is finding a balance between having enough alerts to prevent harm and too many inappropriate alerts, causing alert fatigue. Technical and human factors affect how alerts impact NPs, and consequently, NPs should play a role in ensuring only appropriate alerts are used.

Vesicular hand dermatitis

Sobering, Geraldine; Dika, Cheryl

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

Vesicular hand dermatitis is a type of eczema involving the fingers, hands, and sometimes the feet. It is common in primary care, requiring prompt treatment to prevent chronicity. The cause is often unknown, making the condition challenging to treat. Management consists of avoiding irritants and using emollients and topical corticosteroids.

Too many medication alerts: How alarm frequency affects providers

Fant, Catherine; Adelman, Deborah

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(11):48-52, November 2018.

NPs see many medication alerts on a daily basis. The dilemma is finding a balance between having enough alerts to prevent harm and too many inappropriate alerts, causing alert fatigue. Technical and human factors affect how alerts impact NPs, and consequently, NPs should play a role in ensuring only appropriate alerts are used.

Trends in NP and RN enrollment, graduation, and practice

Fitzgerald, Margaret

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(11):53-55, November 2018.

The employment outlook for NPs is expected to continue its growth trend in the coming years. This article summarizes graduation and employment trends for nursing students and provides a synopsis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics about the growing demand for NPs and nurses. A brief overview of the history of recent workforce trends is also provided.

Diabetic autonomic neuropathy resulting in sexual dysfunction

Wooton, Angela K.; Melchior, Lynne M.

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(11):39-45, November 2018.

Although diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN), a complication associated with diabetes, is increasing in prevalence, it is often overlooked. Knowledge regarding the development and progression of this complication is limited. NPs are in a key position to prevent complications of DAN, including sexual dysfunction, in this vulnerable population.

Vesicular hand dermatitis

Sobering, Geraldine; Dika, Cheryl

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

Vesicular hand dermatitis is a type of eczema involving the fingers, hands, and sometimes the feet. It is common in primary care, requiring prompt treatment to prevent chronicity. The cause is often unknown, making the condition challenging to treat. Management consists of avoiding irritants and using emollients and topical corticosteroids.

Diabetic autonomic neuropathy resulting in sexual dysfunction

Wooton, Angela K.; Melchior, Lynne M.

The Nurse Practitioner. 43(11):39-45, November 2018.

Although diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN), a complication associated with diabetes, is increasing in prevalence, it is often overlooked. Knowledge regarding the development and progression of this complication is limited. NPs are in a key position to prevent complications of DAN, including sexual dysfunction, in this vulnerable population.