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COPD: Barriers to Effective Management
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is increasing in prevalence and is the third leading cause of death in the world (GOLD, 2011). Diagnosis and effective management of COPD is difficult for providers resulting ...
Diabetic Foot Care in the Primary Care Setting
Problem: Diabetes is becoming an epidemic with increasing numbers of patients diagnosed each year. Deshpande, Harris-Hayes, and Schootman (2008) clarify that diabetes is a chronic metabolic condition that has a trend of ...
Effect of Nurse Practitioner Weekly Rounds in a SNF/NH on Hospital Readmission Rates
Problem: Heart failure is an increasingly common and costly disease affecting nearly 5 million American adults. A significant percentage of these individuals are hospitalized, treated, and discharged to the community, ...
Assessing Health Literacy in Patients with Hypertension
Background: Hypertension is the number one cardiac condition affecting approximately one in three American adults. Lifestyle modifications are the foundation to controlling blood pressure. However, barriers such as health ...
Nurse Practitioner Screening Practices for Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses with the potential to lead to life-long complications. The incidence of disease has remained relatively stable over the years despite the numerous social, economic, and health ...