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February 2, 2009

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The 2009 NP of the Year award honors excellence in clinical expertise, leadership, community service, and education. The award will be announced in the April 2009 issue of The Nurse Practitioner and presented at the NCNP opening ceremonies in Boston, Massachusetts, April 24-28, 2009. The selected honoree will also receive a complimentary full conference registration to this year's program.

Who is eligible?
Eligible nominees include NPs who have made significant contributions to the NP field in at least two of the categories listed

  • Directed, provided and/or developed practice or policy that affected a large number of people/special population
  • Uniqueness and innovation
  • Advanced the NP profession
  • Contributed to new knowledge or practice
  • Gained the attention of local or national leaders (leaders can be nursing, community, political, etc.)
  • Had a substantial and positive impact on public health or health of a special community or patient group

How do I nominate someone?
Nominations should be made in writing and include a letter (maximum 2 pages, double-spaced) explaining how the candidate met the award criteria, and any pertinent data, tools, teaching displays, pictures, or other material to support the nomination letter. Letters and supporting materials should be mailed to Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Conference Dept., 323 Norristown Rd. #200, Ambler, PA 19002. Deadline for submissions is February 25, 2009.

 Coming Soon!

This month, The Nurse Practitioner offers more pharmacology credit than ever before. In our annual "Drug Update: '08 in Review," we cover the latest FDA-approved medications, how they relate to your practice, and contraindications to note. Best of all, this article offers 3.3 Contact Hours/3.3 RX Credit! In addition, February features, "On the Road to Better Dyslipidemia Outcomes." Learn the latest recommendations for clinical assessment and management of patients with dyslipidemia. Earn 2.5Contact Hours/1.5 RX Credit.

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Online CE: Save the Date: Screening Tips and New Vaccines for Female HPV

The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology has created guidelines for Pap screening which are updated regularly to help clinicians manage abnormal Pap tests and minimize the side effects of needless treatment and cancer risk. These guidelines, based on high-quality studies and new understandings of how cervical cancer develops, call for extended Pap screening intervals for all immunocompetent women. This departure from the longstanding U.S. public health recommendation requires an adjustment on the part of healthcare practitioners as well as reeducation of consumers. Earn 2.0 Contact Hours/0.5 RX Credit. More




Allergic Asthma Resource Center Developed in Partnership with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
Despite treatment, many of your patients' asthma symptoms may not be under control. They may have allergic asthma, the most common form of asthma, which is triggered by allergens like pet dander, dust mites or mold. An IgE test is one way to help determine if your patients' asthma is allergic. AAFA, as part of their "What's My IgE" educational program, encourages healthcare professionals and patients to discuss whether an IgE test is appropriate. Visit the Allergic Asthma Resource Center Now
Three Risk Factors Discovered for Contralateral Breast Cancer

Researchers from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston have found three independent risk factors in women who had cancer in both breasts. More

Hib Meningitis Outbreak Raises Questions of Vaccination

The CDC is warning parents that children must receive basic Hib vaccinations. The warning came on the heels of an unvaccinated Minnesota infant who recently died of the illness and had infected four others. More

New GERD Therapies Appear Effective
A small, short-term study has indicated that GERD symptoms may be relieved by endoscopic therapies, which may possibly reduce the need for antireflux medication. More

Older Adults May Benefit From Lexapro: Study
A new study reports that generalized anxiety disorder in older adults showed significant improvement in symptoms when treated with the antidepressant Lexapro. More
Oral Steroids Not Effective in Children Who Wheeze
National guidelines for the treatment of viral-induced wheezing are being called into question after scientists discovered that oral steroids is no more effective for wheezing in preschool children than a placebo. More
New Model Explains SARS Virus
In an effort to understand the deadly SARS disease, Dutch scientists have built a 3D model of the type of virus that causes the illness. More

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