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Partners in Practice

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This innovative series provides insight into the issues experienced by advanced practice healthcare clinicians as they deliver a broad range of medical services to a diverse population, interface with other healthcare providers and navigate their own career issues. Physicians and other health care professionals will gain insights into the world of these valued partners.

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This innovative series provides insight into the issues experienced by advanced practice healthcare clinicians as they deliver a broad range of medical services to a diverse population, interface with other healthcare providers and navigate their own career issues. Physicians and other health care professionals will gain insights into the world of these valued partners.

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Partners in Practice

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This innovative series provides insight into the issues experienced by advanced practice healthcare clinicians as they deliver a broad range of medical services to a diverse population, interface with other healthcare providers and navigate their own career issues. Physicians and other health care professionals will gain insights into the world of these valued partners.

Rank #1: The Menace of Multitasking in Clinical Practice

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Host: Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Modern clinical practice places high value on the skill of multitasking. Yet recent date indicate that multitasking leads to increased errors and decreased productivity. To better understand how multitasking impacts patient safety and personal wellbeing, host Mimi Secor welcomes Dr. Joanne Perron, Co-Chair of ACOG's District IX Committee on Physician Work-Life Balance. Dr. Perron lectures extensively on traditional and novel mindfulness practices to mitigate burnout among the medical community.

May 12 2014

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Rank #2: How to Start a Pelvic Health Program

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Host: Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
Guest: Helen Carcio, NP

Mimi Secor is joined by Nurse practitioner Helen Carcio, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Director of the Health and Continence Institute in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. Ms. Carcio trains doctors and advanced practice clinicians in how to set up community based continence centers.

Jun 10 2014

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Rank #3: Help Wanted: Retail Health Clinics and Nurse Practitioners

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Guest: Roger Green, DNP
Host: Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Retail health clinics are popping up all over the United States in grocery and drug stores. More than 10,000 NPs and PAs are employed by these clinics— and they are the largest employer for NPs nationwide. So why do nurse practitioners and physician assistants want to work at these clinics? Dr. Roger Green, division western region vice president of the Little Clinics in the Kroger grocery store system, joins host Mimi Secor to discuss why so many NPs and PAs want to work in retail health, who these companies are recruiting and the global expansion of these clinics.

Jun 08 2010

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Rank #4: In the Navy: The Nurse Practitioner's Role

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Guest: Captain Linnea Axman, FNP
Host: Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Nurse practitioners can be found in all branches of the military. NPs are deployed to all areas of the globe, wherever there are soldiers— from war zones to humanitarian efforts. How does a career as a Navy NP differ from a civilian NP? Captain Linnea Axman, lead research administrator, project director and family nurse practitioner at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California, joins host Mimi Secor to talk about her career in the Navy, what role nurse practitioners have in the military and the opportunities the Navy offers to NPs.

May 12 2010

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Rank #5: Addressing the State of the Nursing Profession

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Guest: Marla Salmon, ScD, RN
Host: Bill Rutenberg, MD

The current state of the nursing profession is not optimal. How can we correct shortages and expand opportunities for nursing education. Join host Dr. Bill Rutenberg for an in-depth interview on the state of nursing with Dean Marla Salmon.

Nov 20 2007

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Rank #6: Nurse Practitioners in the Growing Field of Retail Healthcare

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Guest: Roger Green, DNP
Host: Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Healthcare practiced between the grocery store's pharmacy and produce section is becoming one of the largest sectors employing nurse practitioners in the United States. Since retail clinics see patients from the age of 1 to 100 most NPs are family nurse practitioners. Dr. Roger Green, division vice president of the western region of the Kroger grocery store system's Little Clinics, joins host Mimi Secor to talk about why such clinics are so popular among patients and NPs who work in this rapidly growing medical specialty.

Jun 08 2010

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Rank #7: A Glimpse into the Future of Nursing

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Guest: Marla Salmon, ScD, RN
Host: Bill Rutenberg, MD

What does the future look like for the nursing profession? Are traditional nursing roles out the door? What roles will nurses play in the future? How will new technology change jobs and responsibilities in nursing? Our guest, Dean Marla Salmon shares answers to these questions and more with host Dr. Bill Rutenberg.

Nov 20 2007

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Rank #8: Everything Below the Belt: The Women's Health Foundation's Pelvic Health Mission

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Host: Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Host Mimi Secor welcomes Women's Health Foundation founder and Executive Director, Missy Lavender, to talk about innovative ways to bring women into pelvic health programs across the U.S. Through her foundation, Ms. Lavender helps address issues of ignorance and intimidation that often pervade both patient and medical professional circles when it comes to gynecological and bladder health maintenence.

Jun 17 2014

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Rank #9: What's the Wait Time in the ED? A PA Helped Create an App For That

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Guest: Jeremy Allen, PA-C
Host: Lisa Dandrea Lenell, PA-C, MPAS, MBA

When patients go to the emergency department for a non-life-threatening emergency, it seems impossible to predict how long the wait could be to see a medical provider. But now patients in New Britain, Connecticut, can plan their care by checking their iPhone. Physician assistant Jeremy Allen talks with host Lisa Dandrea Lenell about his role as lead developer on an iPhone app for the Hospital of Central Connecticut. They discuss the benefits to patients and ER staff, as well as how to expand the technology for other medical sites.

Jun 17 2010

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Rank #10: The Past and Future of the Nurse Practitioner Profession

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Guest: Loretta Ford, EdD, RN, PNP, FNP
Host: Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

In 1965, Dr. Loretta Ford, a pediatric nurse at the University of Colorado Medical Center, began to grow concerned about the patients in her community. She saw a need for improved healthcare delivery, especially in the growing number of rural and urban areas where primary pediatric physicians were lacking. Dr. Ford, renowned as the founder of the nurse practitioner field, joins host Mimi Secor to talk about the challenges and triumphs during the early years, and the state of the field in the 21st century.

May 12 2010

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Rank #11: How Can Nurse Practitioners Reduce Stress on the Job? Tips from a Life Coach

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Host: Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
Guest: Pratt Bennett

Nurse Practitioners often put their patients' health and well being before their own. A career as an NP can be stressful, overwhelming and the pressure of juggling work and home can make life feel like it is spinning out of control. Pratt Bennett owner of Make That Leap!, a Boston, Massachusetts life coaching company focused on Nurse Practitioners joins host Mimi Secor to talk about how NP's can reduce stress to be happier on the job and at home.

May 04 2011

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Rank #12: CDC Guidelines for the Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections

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Host: Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
Guest: Terri Warren, NP

The CDC has recommendations when it comes to the treatment, testing and counseling of patients who may have sexually transmitted infections or at high risk of contracting an STI. There are a number of ways to test for diseases like gonnorhea, chlamidiya, and syphillis and that can be confusing for NPs and their patients. Nurse Practitioner Terri Warren with the Westover Clinic in Portland, Oregon explains to host Mimi Secor some of the most important changes recommended by the CDC to help reduce the number of sexually transmitted infections in the country especially among teens.

Apr 29 2011

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Rank #13: A Humanitarian Helping in Haiti

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Host: Lisa Dandrea Lenell, PA-C, MPAS, MBA
Guest: Mary Fargen, PA-C

Physician assistant Mary Fargen, 2011 AAPA Humanitarian PA of the Year, fell in love with the people of Haiti when she traveled there on her first medical mission in 2004. Since then, she has been to the island more than a dozen times, volunteering her time working with medical providers to help improve medical care. Following the devestating earthquake in January 2010, she ramped up her efforts to help Haitian providers, working with the Hatian and Caribbean American Organization of Texas, based in Kileen, Texas. Ms. Fargen tells host Lisa Dandrea Lenell the personal story of her work in Haiti.

Apr 08 2011

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Rank #14: Treating Hypertriglyceridemia with Fish Oil

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Host: Lisa Dandrea Lenell, PA-C, MPAS, MBA
Guest: Nguyen Park, MS, PA-C

Almost 4 million people in the US have high triglycerides. What can you do to help improve your patients' health? Nguyen Park, clinical assistant professor in the physician assistant studies program, at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, joins host Lisa Dandrea Lenell to discuss the benefits of fish oil for treating hypertriglyceridemia. They also look at the risk factors, causes and other treatment options for this very common disease.

Apr 04 2011

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Rank #15: Update on Physician Assistants in Puerto Rico

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Host: Lisa Dandrea Lenell, PA-C, MPAS, MBA
Guest: Luis Ramos, PA-C

Legislation was introduced last year to legally authorize physician assistants to practice in Puerto Rico, the only US territory where they're not. This week's guest, PA Luis Ramos, began the push to bring PAs and other mid-level providers to Puerto Rico. He joins host Lisa Dandrea Lenell to discuss the obstacles and barriers to including mid-level practitioners in the island's medical community. They also talk about the first class of PAs in Puerto Rico training through Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in partnership with Universidad Metropolitana.

Apr 04 2011

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Rank #16: A Healthcare Legislation Compendium for PAs

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Host: Lisa Dandrea Lenell, PA-C, MPAS, MBA
Guest: Patrick Killeen, PA-C

As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passes its first anniversary, Patrick Killeen, president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), joins host Lisa Dandrea Lenell to discuss some main legislative changes, geared toward improving patient care and outcomes, that the AAPA hopes to see implemented by the 112th United States Congress. The topics include: physician assistants' ability to continue treating patients through end-of-life hospice care; clearance to prescribe medication for opioid addiction; and eligibility for Medicaid electronic health record initiative payments.

Apr 04 2011

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Rank #17: The Practice That Wister Built: An NP's Rural Arizona Practice

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Host: Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
Guest: Kirsten Wister, NP

After years working in clinical practice in rural Arizona, NP Kirsten Wister had a vision for her own practice that would allow her to offer integrative medicine and treat poor and needy patients. Like some other rural states in the US, the state of Arizona allows NPs to run a practice without a physician's oversight, as well as admit patients to some acute and sub-acute facillities, and prescribe medication. She and host Mimi Secor talk about how she opened her practice in Sierra Vista, 75 miles south of Tucson, in March 2011, and the patients who were invested in having this practice in the community to the extent that they staffed it voluntarily, and the value she's found in collaborating with physicians despite the fact Arizona law does not require it.

Mar 16 2011

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Rank #18: Seven Steps to Starting Your Own NP Practice

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Guest: Barbara Phillips, NP
Host: Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Thousands of nurse practitioners across the country run their own practices. But for those who have never been self-employed, the challenges of starting their own business can seem daunting. Nurse practitioner Barbara Phillips, business coach, consultant and CEO of NP Choice, LLC, joins host Mimi Secor to discuss how to start your own business in seven steps, from the concept stage to the day you open your doors to patients.

Mar 16 2011

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Rank #19: What Family NPs Need to Know About Treating GI Patients

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Guest: Julia Pallentino, MSN, JD, ARNP-BC
Host: Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Family nurse practitioners frequently see patients with gastrointestinal complaints. When can the family NP treat the patient, and when does the patient need to be referred to a GI specialist? Julia Pallentino, board certified nurse practitioner at GI Associates of Tallahassee in Tallahassee, Florida, discusses with host Mimi Secor common gastroenterological problems and their diagnostics and management. What can family NPs learn from the specialist about screening and treating gastroenterological conditions? On a related note, how can NPs convince the colonoscopy-phobic patient over 50 to begin colon cancer screening?

Feb 17 2011

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Rank #20: Mitigating Legal Issues for NPs: The "Four C's" for Reducing Lawsuit Risks

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Guest: Julia Pallentino, MSN, JD, ARNP-BC
Host: Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Though the number of malpractice suits involving nurse practitioners is extremely low compared to other medical providers, as the number of nurse practitioners increases, so does the number of malpractice suits. Nurse practitioner Julia Pallentino, a former medical malpractice attorney in Tallahassee, Florida, joins host Mimi Secor to explain what she calls the "4 C's" of reducing risk of a lawsuit— communication, caring, competance and charting.

Feb 17 2011

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