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August 16th, 2014 - Volume 39 - Issue 8
pp: 6-6

Editor's Memo

NCNP Postconference Report

Clinical Case Report

Dermatology Dilemmas

Legal File

Short Communications

Medication Update

DIABETES: CE Connection

Update on the American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care

Zitkus, Bruce S.

The Nurse Practitioner. 39(8):22-32, August 16th, 2014.

The diagnosis and management of diabetes in primary care has increased dramatically over the past several years. The article discusses the latest American Diabetes Association recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diabetes.


Primary care of chronic dyspnea in adults

Bull, Amy

The Nurse Practitioner. 39(8):34-40, August 16th, 2014.

Chronic dyspnea is defined as shortness of breath lasting for a minimum of 4 weeks. It is a common complaint associated with many of the cardiopulmonary diseases seen in primary care. This article provides a systematic, evidence-based, and cost-effective approach to the evaluation of this complex symptom.



Transradial vascular access: A growing trend

Dunne, Mary Lynn; Phillips, Eileen

The Nurse Practitioner. 39(8):50-54, August 16th, 2014.

The transradial route for coronary angiography is a growing trend in the United States. Nurse practitioners (NPs) are an essential part of the preprocedural assessment of patients. This article will outline the benefits and risks of transradial access as well methods for NPs to assess arterial hand circulation.