Primary Care for Advanced Practice Nurses

 
 

Primary Care for Advanced Practice Nurses

  • How Can I Help Teens Who Are Victims of Cyberbullying? I cared for an adolescent recently who told me about some disturbing experiences she had online with other teens. It sounds like cyberbullying. How can I help her?
  • How Does Oral Hairy Leukoplakia Present? What would you need to know if a patient presented with this tongue lesion?
  • Who Is a Candidate for the New Intravenous Bisphosphonates? Find out whether any of your patients with osteoporosis would do better on these new formulations.
  • What Is the Current Preoperative Shower Recommendation? What does the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses recommend for preoperative showers?
  • What Is the New Medicare Policy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea? I've heard there is a new Medicare reimbursement policy for obstructive sleep apnea. What is it, and what must clinicians do to comply?
  • What Treatment Is Effective for Excessive Sweating? Hyperhidrosis is not only uncomfortable, but can also seriously affect a patient's quality of life. What can be done to help sufferers of this condition?
  • Accelerated Hepatitis Vaccination for Last Minute Travellers Can both hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccinations be given in an accelerated manner and are they effective when given this way?
  • How Should I Treat Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis? Bacterial rhinosinusitis brings many patients into the office, but how many really need antibiotics?
  • When Should I Refer a Patient for Voice Changes? Evaluating laryngitis in primary care can be tricky -- when does acute become chronic? When is it best to refer?
  • What Do Pathologic Skin Lesions in Elderly Patients Look Like? What are some of the most common premalignant and malignant lesions seen in older patients, and what do they look like?
  • Normal Aging of the Skin I see a lot of geriatric patients. How do I distinguish normal aging of the skin from pathologic conditions?
  • What Should I Do When I Suspect That a Patient Is Suicidal? I work in a primary care setting. What is the best course of action if I suspect that a patient is suicidal?
  • Otitis Media With Effusion When should I make a surgical referral for possible tympanostomy tubes in an adult patient with otitis media with effusion?
  • Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy When should I suspect Munchausen syndrome by proxy in a patient?
  • Adolescent Acne There are many prescription and OTC products for treating adolescent acne, including combination products. Do you have a protocol that you follow in your practice?
  • Preventive Cardiovascular Exam What should be included on a complete cardiovascular examination for an adult, for preventive purposes?
  • Can NPs Provide and Bill for Hospice Care? What is the current status of NPs and billing for hospice care? Can NPs now direct and/or manage hospice care once a physician has certified the patient's eligibility for hospice?
  • Fungal Skin Infection Do I always need to do confirmatory testing for suspected fungal infections or is it safe to treat empirically, based on clinical appearance?
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis What are the appropriate measures to take for a patient who may have vocal cord paralysis following thyroidectomy? Does a delay in treatment affect chances for a full recovery?
  • Wart That Keeps Reappearing I have a patient (baseball player) with a wart on his thumb. We have removed the wart several times and it returns. Is his baseball glove reinfecting him with the virus, or is it simply reoccurring?