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The Relationship Between Limited English Proficiency and Cervical Cancer Screening in Hispanic WomenBy Dulce Mia Warren, MS, WHNP-BC and Eileen Thomas, RN, PhD
Hispanic women with limited English proficiency (LEP) who live in the United States, relative to other populations in this country, tend to have low rates of cervical cancer screening. As a result, they are at a higher risk for a late-stage cervical ....
Counseling Pregnant Patients at High Risk for a Preterm BirthBy Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos, MSN, CRNP, WHNP-BC
NPs treating women with a high-risk pregnancy are responsible for educating both their patients and other healthcare professionals about optimal care for these patients. In order to do so, NPs must be up to date on the latest options available for pr ....
Importance of Collaboration in Treating Chronic Disease: A Focus on PCOS and Group Medical VisitsBy Anne Moore, APRN, WHNP/ANP-BC, FAANP and Julie Caldwell, APRN, FNP-BC
The purpose of this article is to present a synthesis of research regarding polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) diagnosis and management, particularly with respect to an intervention called the group medical visit (GMV), which is advocated to enhance ca ....
Motivating Patients to Behavior Change: Tools and Techniques for Patients with DiabetesBy Tom Bartol, NP, CDE
One of the most challenging questions that nurse practitioners or other diabetes educators can ask is: “How can I get my patients to do what they are supposed to do?” For NPs, taking care of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) entails devising t ....
Improving Interpretation of Electronic Fetal Heart MonitoringBy Bertha Isabel Huerta-Bogdan, WHNP-BC, MSN
For decades, electronic fetal heart monitoring (EFM) has generated varied and inconsistent interpretation by nurses, nurse-midwives, residents, and physicians. These inconsistencies have prompted a need for an adjunctive technology to enhance EFM int ....