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PNP Corner

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Member BenefitsWith more than 8,000 members nationwide, NAPNAP is the professional association for pediatric nurse practitioners and other pediatric APRNs, including FNPs who treat children.
How comfort care helps kids with persistent agitationWhile reading Dr. Hall’s article “Persistent agitation in children with neurologic impairments,” the differences between the medical and nurse practitioner (NP) models of care emerge.
New AAP guidance addresses teens’ risky eating habitsGoals for NPs caring for children and adolescents with weight problems are early identification and referral to treatment in order to prevent the well-known adverse effects the diagnosis of eating disorders places on the child, adolescent, and family members—and, in time, the overall health of the adult population.
Are NPs code-blue ready?Traditionally, first positions for graduating registered nurses (RNs) are hospital based, where many have expertise and experience in emergency management. However, when RNs attend graduate school to become primary care nurse practitioners, planning for managing emergencies in an outpatient medical office may or may not have been a part of graduate education.
Look through the lens of traumaChildren in the foster care system are exposed early in life to adverse experiences by living within dysfunctional families and specific facts have not changed. What has changed is the recognition of the need for the healthcare system to change its care for these vulnerable children to prevent the adverse effects that traumatic stress imposes on their physical and emotional development and well-being.
The 15-year action gap: Children lose in long waits from recommendation to practice
Challenging the ‘cute chubby baby’ notionDr Bass’s article on “Factoring the Metabolic X Syndrome” in the latest issue of Contemporary Pediatrics provides us with information on the emergence of Metabolic X syndrome in the pediatric/adolescent populations, previously a syndrome seen only in adults. How can we, as nurse practitioners (NPs) prevent children from developing the symptoms for a diagnosis of Metabolic X Syndrome?
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