5 steps the U.S. should take now to prepare for the next pandemic
Ithaca Journal | April 3, 2020
Rarely in recent memory has it been this difficult to see beyond the next day. In the United States and around the world, the number of coronavirus cases is rising so quickly that it feels almost impossible to see our way past this crisis — let alone plan for its next phase or the next pandemic.
COVID-19 And Telehealth: Crisis Drives Flexibility And Expands Care
Forbes | April 2, 2020
The Covid-19/Corona virus is quickly spreading its gangly tentacles across the globe. This pandemic has brought out the best in people as new partnerships form to combat a common enemy. While the pandemic tears across the globe, so to do the unprecedented and innovative changes in pharma, manufacturing, and care delivery. As such, a relaxing of rules and quick adoption of telehealth continues to expand.
Coordinated Interdisciplinary Pain Care for Home-Bound Veterans
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs | March 13, 2020
VA Geriatric Scholar Dr. Lief Noll–and colleagues from the Cincinnati VA Medical Center–have launched a network of shared practices for VA pain clinics to help rural home-bound Veterans, improving their satisfaction and quality of life.
Why NPs are Especially Suited to Address Social Determinants of Health
Florence Health | March 11, 2020
A new report from national nonprofit The Root Cause Coalition finds important gaps when it comes to addressing the economic and social conditions that cause healthcare disparities in the United States — and notes that nurse practitioners in particular are ideally suited to take up the challenge.
Texas Nurse Practitioners Meet with State Legislators to Discuss Coronavirus, Nurse Shortage and More
KETK | March 9, 2020
Texas Nurse Practitioners hosted a panel with state legislators on Friday, March 6 at the State Capitol. On the agenda: hot topics in healthcare in the upcoming legislative session. But first, at the forefront of the discussion, was the current preparation level for the coronavirus outbreak.
“I think Texas nurse practitioners are about as prepared as you can be for something that’s so unprecedented,” nurse practitioner Jessica Peck said.
Florida House Approves Greater Autonomy for Nurse Practitioners
Florida Phoenix | March 6, 2020
A bill allowing nurse practitioners, sometimes referred to as advanced practice registered nurse, or APRNs, to practice independently of doctors passed on a 94-12 vote in the Florida House on Friday. The legislation (HB 607) has been a major priority for House Speaker Jose Oliva, a Miami-Dade County Republican, who has expressed public support since the bill was filed in November 2019.
Number Of Nurse Practitioners Eclipses 290,000
Forbes | March 3, 2020
The number of licensed nurse practitioners has set another record, surpassing 290,000 in the last year, according to new licensing figures. The latest survey from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners shows the ranks of the NP profession jumped nearly 8% to more than 290,000 as of December 2019 compared to 270,000 NPs in January 2019.