Nurse Practitioner

Empowering nurse practitioners could reduce hospitalizations from SNFs, study finds

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Granting more authority to nurse practitioners is associated with reduced hospitalization of skilled nursing facility residents, according to recently published findings.

People don't 'get' me: Tips for the misunderstood long-term care provider

People don't 'get' me: Tips for the misunderstood long-term care provider

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Do you ever feel that people don't really "get" what you do as a long-term care provider? You might take heart from the fact that professionals in other fields also feel this way, according to a recent study. And you might be disturbed at how this lack of understanding affects job performance.

CMS clarifies physician delegation of tasks in skilled nursing facilities

CMS clarifies physician delegation of tasks in skilled nursing facilities

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Nursing home operators can now download a brief clarifying which tasks physicians may delegate to other practitioners caring for Medicare beneficiaries in skilled nursing facilities, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced in a document released Wednesday.

Painkiller distribution could be curtailed

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An advisory panel has recommended making it more difficult for long-term care residents and others to receive certain painkillers. Providers criticize the proposal, saying it could leave seniors suffering for long periods.

Doctors, nurses clash over plan to expand role of nurse practitioners

More than half of all U.S. states are mulling the possibility of expanding the professional role of nurse practitioners as a primary care physician shortage looms, according to recent news reports.