The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) brings you discussions around the most important topics and issues related to nurse practitioner (NP) practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership. Tune in each month for stories and in-depth conversations with NPs and health care leaders who you can’t hear anywhere else.
106. Four Pillars of Medication for Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction
41:10In this episode, Drs. Midge Bowers and Leslie Davis review the four pillars of therapy for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. They outline the role of the NP in reducing the high morbidity and mortality rates by ensuring their patients with HFeRF are offered the latest guideline-recommended treatments. To claim 1.0 contact hours of CE with 1.0 RX for this activity go to: Four Pillars of Medications for Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFeRF) (inreachce.com), enter the participation code provided at the end of the podcast and complete the posttest and evaluation.
105. Reducing the Burden of AMD: What Primary Care NPs Can Do (CE)
30:37Nurse Practitioners Dr. Tulay Cakiner-Egilmez and Dr. Audrey Stevenson discuss the recognition of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in primary care and the role of the NP along with the recommended treatments and tips to engage patients in the management of their AMD. Go here to claim CE credit for this activity: Reducing the Burden of AMD: What Primary Care NPs Can Do (inreachce.com) Use this link Optimizing Care of Patients with AMD: From Recognition to Treatment (inreachce.com) to take a 1.25 hour CE with 0.5 Rx audiovisual with interactive case studies activity to further your knowledge of AMD recognition and treatment
104. Men's Health with NP Nick Cannone
37:30How can health care providers like nurse practitioners help their male patients feel comfortable coming in for visits and discussing their most intimate issues — including but not limited to erectile dysfunction, low testosterone and more? Joining host Dr. Sophia Thomas on this episode of NP Pulse are Nick Cannone, associate medical director at Maze Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Health, and AANP president Stephen Ferrara. Together, they talk all about men’s health — and make a great case as to why men should be talking about their health, too.
103. Bringing Back Joy: Dealing with Burnout
26:36NPs may already know Dr. Bernadette Melnyk from her numerous appearances in media; her work as a published author and advocate for evidence-based practice; and as a member of the United States Preventive Services Task Force. In this wide-ranging discussion with host Dr. Sophia Thomas on NP Pulse, listeners will get to know Melnyk more personally through her stories of resilience in the face of trauma and her passion for the NP role. If emotions are contagious, as Dr. Melynk believes, be prepared to catch joy and feel grateful along with our guest. And if you haven't watched already, click here to see Bern on PBS NewsHour on the topic of NP burnout.
102. NP PULSE: Winter Wellness for the Mind and Body
32:14Staying well during the winter season means taking care of the body and the mind. On this episode of NP Pulse, we feature conversations with NPs who can speak to both specialties: Dr. Ruth Carrico is an infectious disease expert, and Dr. Tari Dilks’s focus is on psychiatric and mental health. Together, they discuss breakthroughs in disease prevention; how to combat both airborne and mental illness during the often-stressful holiday season; and what they do to combat stress and remain healthy and happy all year long.
101. Caring For Our Veterans
23:27Drs. Rita F. D’Aoust and Alicia Gill Rossiter, two nurse practitioners and authors on veteran care join NP Pulse to highlight the needs of those that have served our country and the needs of their families. Listen as they discuss the enormous insights a health care provider can gain by simply asking a patient: “Have you ever served?” Thank you to all our veterans and families of veterans that have served. And a special thank you to the co-founder of the NP role, Dr. Loretta Ford who served in the US Army Air Force. Visit AANP’s news feed to read about Dr. Loretta Ford being honored at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day, and visit AANP’s CE Center for activities related to veteran care.
100. Celebrating 100 Episodes
29:36Thanks to all of our dedicated listeners, NP Pulse: The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner® has reached our 100th episode! The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® empowers all nurse practitioners through practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership, also known as P.E.A.R.L. NP Pulse prioritizes this mission by focusing on these values in every conversation featured on the podcast. On this special episode, host Dr. Sophia Thomas is joined by AANP president Dr. Stephen Ferrara to revisit topics and guests beginning with our first episode released in September 2020. Listen to the selected clips showcasing NP leadership, the importance of NP advocacy, sexual health and so much more. In 2024, NP Pulse will continue to produce meaningful content that is important to you and your patients. Attend the 2024 AANP Health Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 28 - Jan. 30. Participants make congressional visits, learn from industry experts and earn approximately 16.5 contact hours of continuing education credit.
99.9 NP WEEK: Bringing Joy
12:09Happy NP Week from AANP! This year the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® is recognizing heroes in health care during National NP Week, and the NP Pulse podcast has devoted the entire week to mini-episodes featuring nurse practitioners (NPs) sharing their stories. In this final NP Week episode, you’ll hear from NP Joy Uduehi who shares her unique journey on becoming a nurse practitioner and her valuable perspective on staying positive throughout the challenges she has faced. Listen and be reminded why nurse practitioners are deserving of all the recognition they receive and more. Thank you to every Nurse Practitioner listening. Health care and the communities that you serve all greatly benefit from your dedication and expertise and AANP is proud to support and celebrate you. Learn more about the NP role and the NP Week celebration at aanp.org/NPWeek.
99.6 NP WEEK: Advocating for Patients
7:52Happy NP Week from AANP! This year the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® is recognizing heroes in health care during National NP Week, and the NP Pulse podcast is devoting the entire week to mini-episodes featuring nurse practitioners (NPs) sharing their stories. In this episode, you’ll hear from NP Veronica Edwards who shares her story of working on an Indian reservation and rural populations that struggle with receiving access to care. Thank you to all Nurse Practitioners that work everyday to help those achieve the care they need and deserve. Learn more about the NP role and the NP Week celebration at aanp.org/NPWeek.
99.5 NP WEEK: The Benefits of Telehealth
10:14Happy NP Week from AANP! This year the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® is recognizing heroes in health care during National NP Week, and the NP Pulse podcast is devoting the entire week to mini-episodes featuring nurse practitioners (NPs) sharing their stories. In this episode, you’ll hear from two NPs, Rosha Joshi and Tracey Smith, who practice via telehealth, expanding access to health care for patients in their community and beyond. NPs remain at the forefront of health care delivery, meeting their patients' needs via telehealth and finding other innovative ways to increase access to high-quality health care for patients everywhere. Learn more about the NP role and the NP Week celebration at aanp.org/NPWeek.