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JAMDA: COVID-19 underscores importance of nurse practitioners in long-term care
Feb 07, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed just how critical nurse practitioners (NPs), also known as advance practice registered nurses, are to long-term care, according to a new JAMDA article.
Hiring full-time clinical staff a steadily growing trend in U.S. nursing homes
Dec 09, 2021
Nurse practitioners top the list of hires as facility operators attempt to reduce care disruption and increase timely response to staff members’ medical questions, investigators say.
Telemedicine a boon for LTC residents and operators during pandemic: review
Apr 22, 2021
Telemedicine has had measurable clinical effects on residents, including reduced emergency and hospital admissions, reductions in physical restraints, and improved vital signs, nurse-researchers have found.
Same-day physician access leads to fewer resident hospitalizations, ED visits
Apr 22, 2020
Surveyed facilities with same-day physician access had 21% lower hospitalization rates. Urgent access to nurse practitioners is also linked to fewer transfers.
CMS eases restrictions for physicians in long-term care facilities
Apr 12, 2020
In-person visit requirements have been lifted along with restrictions on delegating tasks to nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists.
Bulk of nursing home work for nurse practitioners remains nonclinical, finds study
Feb 10, 2020
The role of a nurse practitioner in these settings is a hybrid of nursing consultant and a fee‐for‐service clinician, say researchers.
‘Unprecedented’ growth of nurse-practitioners contributes to drop in RNs
Feb 06, 2020
The number of NPs doubled to about 190,000 between 2010 and 2017. There’s also been a shift in where they work.
Nurse practitioners improve transfer process, reduce errors, study finds
Oct 25, 2016
Specially trained nurse practitioners help nursing homes improve the resident transfer process and reduce errors, recently published research shows.
Empower NPs, reduce hospitalizations
Oct 01, 2014
Maximizing the authority of nurse practitioners is associated with reduced hospitalization of skilled nursing facility residents, according to findings recently published in Nursing Outlook.