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Susan Apold, PhD, ANP on Fox and Friends Debating NP Role by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Wonderful job by Dr. Apold, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Nurse Practitioner Association, New York State ( The NPA ). Dr. Motta of the Massachusetts Medical S ... Read on »
Great Read by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Maggie Mahar writes a wonderful column, " The Battle over Letting Nurse Practitioners Provide Primary Care ." I couldn't have summed it better myself. Read on »
Reflections by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing With the recent increased media attention regarding nurse practitioner practice, I've noticed many inconsistencies and misconceptions in the media. Here are some of my own c ... Read on »
Momentum by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing U.S. World News & Reports' Dr. Bernadine Healy gets it. She serves as their health editor and her latest column, The New Doctors in the House , is one of the most objectivel ... Read on »
The Interwebs are Abuzz by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The interwebs are abuzz with the latest AP article, Doc deficit? Nurses' role may may grow in 28 states . The article is pretty well balanced and has views from patients, nu ... Read on »
Nurse Practitioner Recognition in New York by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Here in New York, the month of April is proclaimed by the governor as Nurse Practitioner Month . This is a noble attempt to recognize the work and care that the 13,000 or so ... Read on »
More Bloggers by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing There have been quite a few new NP student/NP blogs that have recently sprung up and I highly recommend that you check them out. Over the last few years, there has been ... Read on »
A Changing Landscape by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing With the passing of the recent historic health insurance reform, the focus has turned (see here and here and here ) to how will the system deal with the influx of approximat ... Read on »
What Impact Will Reform Have On Nurse Practitioner's? by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing There are so many unknowns regarding both patients and providers with the passing of the recent monumental health care legislation. Thanks to a recent post on AJN's Off the ... Read on »
New Nurse Workforce Data by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The US Department of Health and Human Services just released " Initial Findings from the 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses ." There is some valuable and inter ... Read on »
I Took the Bait by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I have tried to refrain from taking the bait from some recent negative opinions regarding nurse practitioner delivered care. Quite frankly, the arguments are old and tired ... Read on »
Evidence in Labeling by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing The NY Times reports that the F.D.A. is cracking down on food manufacturer's health claims on their package labels. I have somewhat mixed feelings on this. On the one hand, ... Read on »
Wonderful Resource: How Healthy is your County? by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Today, the University of Wisconsin and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched www.countyhealthrankings.org, a website that examines the health of each county in the Uni ... Read on »
Let's Move! & Serving Size by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Today, Michelle Obama launched the Let's Move ! campaign to tackle childhood obesity. The goal of the program is: "to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a genera ... Read on »
Removing Barriers by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Thank you to New York Senator Montgomery of Kings County for introducing legislation that will allow nurse practitioners to sign death certificates (S.2969). The bill passed ... Read on »
iPad and Health by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I am a techno geek. I love my iPhone and BlackBerry. I have a laptop, a netbook and a couple of desktop computers. I am currently piloting a Kindle DX, which is pretty cool. ... Read on »
Show me the Love by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing I came across this wonderful post on Dr. Edwin Leap's blog, "Attention Doctors: People may not like you." It is relevant for all clinicians and talks about the interactions ... Read on »
Health "Advice" by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing An article appears in Health Magazine advising its readers "when its OK to skip the Doc." But of course in doing so, nurse practitioners get slapped. You see, the article r ... Read on »
Tis the season... by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Just when you think you might've seen it all, some companies are rolling out medical gift cards. There is perhaps nothing more complicated as a health care consumer atte ... Read on »
Its been awhile... by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Nursing Hi All, It has been awhile since I've last had a thoughtful blog post (a hectic personal life has a way of re-prioritizing things!) Though there's been no shortage of to ... Read on »