ADVANCE for NPs and PAs

Maintenance Therapy

Reducing Ulcerative Colitis Burden

 Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease affecting approximately 700,000 people in North America. It is characterized by relapsing and remitting symptoms including rectal bleeding, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Active UC symptoms can be disruptive, with many patients reporting embarrassment, depression and worry about disease complications. The conditions can therefore impose a significant emotional and psychological burden.
 Maintenance therapy and adeherence are essential.

Vitamin D Update

For many years, vitamin D insufficiency was thought to be limited to institutionalized older adults. But recent evidence proves otherwise. Experts now believe that 50% of North Americans 65 and older and 66% of all people worldwide have suboptimal bone density and tooth attachment due to vitamin D insufficiency.
 Check out this update on evolving evidence.

Dermatologic Graffiti: What Risks?

Tattooing is now omnipresent in U.S. society: 21% of adults have at least one tattoo. Given this high incidence, primary healthcare providers need to become more familiar with the process and associated risks of tattooing in order to properly counsel and educate patients.
 Primary care providers need to be informed.

Precept to Perm

"Precept to perm" refers to the practice of a healthcare organization agreeing to precept a student with the understanding (or stipulation) that the student will then work for the organization upon graduation. In theory, it's a win-win situation. Students benefit by having a guaranteed preceptor, and in return employers have a supply of future clinicians that don't require the energy and expense of recruitment. Our Career Coach blogger, Renee Dahring, explores this trend in her recent post.
 What are the downsides?

September 10, 2014

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Many organizations are now focusing on how they can improve the overall health of their community, as opposed to only treating patients who need immediate care. If you’re on the path to implementing a PHM model, this free online conference will help you find your way.