Speak up for patient safety

April 09, 2021

Ensuring patient care is safe and free from error is the number 1 priority of health care professionals. A presentation at the 2021 virtual conference for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners offered guidance on how to ensure that the medical office is a safe place to receive care.

Tackling the difficult conversation with empathy

April 08, 2021

Having a difficult conversation with family is never easy, but using empathetic communication strategies can help. A session at the 2021 virtual conference for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners offered guidance.

How the pandemic has impacted how HCPs view their career path and development

April 08, 2021

The past year has seen a lot of celebrating of health care professionals (HCPs) for their relentless work during the pandemic, but how are they feeling about their career path and potential for development now? A study offers some answers.

Adolescent marijuana use and anticipatory guidance: What does the evidence support?

April 08, 2021

Over the past 9 years, a number of states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana in adults aged 21 years and older. Although teenagers aren't legally allowed to consume the substance, the legalization for adults can make it more available to teenagers and young adults. This article covers the latest evidence and offers recommendations for talking to teenagers.

Do EBT cards improve WIC participation?

April 06, 2021

An investigation examines whether moving from paper vouchers to electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards improved participation numbers for Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

When traditional Pap test is problematic, a blind Pap is adequate

April 05, 2021

For some patients, the traditional Papanicolaou (Pap) test can be a traumatic event that shouldn't happen. An investigation examines whether a blind Pap test, which doesn't use a speculum, could be an adequate substitute.