Clinical Resources

November 2015 Vol. 3 No. 4

Author: Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC

In the United States this year, more than 200,000 individuals will be diagnosed with lung cancer and close to 160,000 individuals will die of lung cancer. Women represent half of both of these numbers. More than 50% of lung cancers will have distant metastasis at the time of . . .

February 2015 Vol. 3 No. 1

Medication adherence is critical to successful hypertension control for many patients. However, only 51% of Americans treated for hypertension follow their healthcare providers’ (HCPs’) advice when it comes to their long-term medication therapy.
Adherence matters. High adherence to antihypertensive medication is associated with higher odds of blood pressure control . . .

May 2014 Vol. 2 No. 2

Author: Diane Schadewald, DNP, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC and Joyce Cappiello, PhD, FNP-BC

A mandated FDA warning about the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) is included in package inserts for all hormonal contraceptives. However, many practitioners do not consider VTE risk with use of the progestin-only “mini-pill” containing norethindrone, the progestin-releasing intrauterine device containing levonorgestrel (LNG), or the depot medroxyprogesterone . . .

August 2016 Vol. 4 No. 3

Author: Kathleen M. Mahoney, PhD, MSN, APN-C

In June 2015, the FDA updated its recommendations for the labeling of drugs with respect to their use by pregnant women, lactating women, and females and males of reproductive potential. Healthcare providers caring for these populations, many of whom are taking prescription medications and biologics, need to be alert to . . .

February 2016 Vol. 4 No. 1

Author: By Rewa Thompson, DNP, RN, WHNP-C

Approximately 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) occur in the United States each year.1 To help healthcare providers (HCPs) treat these infections and prevent new infections, the
CDC has issued Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines, 2015, an update of its 2010 report.2 These updated guidelines include nine . . .

By Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC
In the United States this year, more than 200,000 individuals will be diagnosed with lung cancer and close to 160,000 individuals will die of lung cancer. Women represent half of both of these numbers. More than 50% of lung cancers will . . .

By Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC
Human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted virus, is the etiologic agent responsible for more than 99% of all cervical cancers. Of the more than 100 HPV genotypes, only 14 are considered high risk for progression of cervical disease. Of these 14 . . .

Improving medication adherence among patients with hypertension

A tip sheet for healthcare providers

Medication adherence is critical to successful hypertension control for many patients. However, only 51% of Americans treated for hypertension follow their healthcare providers’ (HCPs’) advice when it comes to their long-term medication therapy.

Adherence . . .

By Diane Schadewald, DNP, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC and Joyce Cappiello, PhD, FNP-BC
A mandated FDA warning about the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) is included in package inserts for all hormonal contraceptives. However, many practitioners do not consider VTE risk with use of the progestin-only “mini-pill . . .

Pain management, prescription drug abuse, and risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS): What clinicians need to know
Visit the NPWH Online Continuing Education Center to access this three-part series of CE E-Newsletters. These E-Newsletters aim to help you to (1) address the needs of patients who experience . . .