ADVANCE for NPs and PAs
May 28, 2015

Mental Health

ED Use and Vulnerable Populations

In the United States, roughly 1 in 4 adults has a diagnosable mental disorder and between 5% and 7% of adults have severe mental illness. Among those with the most severe conditions, fewer than half received outpatient treatment, with the treatment rate dropping to less than one-third among those without health insurance. Without good access to healthcare, people resort to using the emergency department in community hospitals when care is needed.  Federal initiatives emphasize patients with mental health needs.

Chronic Prostatitis & Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome is one of the most ubiquitous conditions in urology worldwide and represents a significant international health problem. In 2012, the prevalence of prostatitis was approximately 5% to 9% in the general male population and accounted for approximately 25% of all urological visits. These statistics indicate a need for enhanced awareness and management.  Learn more here.

Our New Issue Is Live

Did you read our most recent edition? Click the link below to access the May/June issue of Nurse Practitioner Perspective, which features articles on a variety of topics, including celiac disease, gluten-free diets and AANP's upcoming conference. Additionally, the National Academy of Dermatology Nurses Practitioners offer education on atypical fibroxanthomas, a somewhat rare skin lesion that often does not produce symptoms. This month's CE offering provides a closer look at men's health, while our most recent "Business Matters" column offers insight into insurance credentialing.  Don't miss a single issue!

Strength Training in Weight Loss

Weight loss is a goal for many patients. Primary care visits leave little time to offer advice beyond "get more exercise" and "reduce portion sizes." And while this is sound advice, it only begins to scratch the surface of effective strategies. Advising strength training to achieve weight loss is not as easy as recommending walking. Strength training education requires time. Some patients can hire a personal trainer for instruction, but many cannot. Take the time to identify low-cost or free resources.  Find out more here.

Sometimes you watch a TV show and swear the writers must have been spying on you, because the fictional world portrayed on screen is so eerily similar to your own. Now’s your chance to get an official stamp of validation. We put together a 5-question quiz that will help you figure out which series should be listing you in the credits.