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Use of Point of Care Testing to Affect Clinician Treatment Decisions for Patients with Diabetes
This process improvement initiative implemented a policy for medical assistants (MAs) to perform and record point of care (POC) glucose test results in the electronic medical record (EMR), for all patients with diabetes ...
Primary Care Practitioners' Guidelines in the Treatment of Chronic Non Cancer Pain
Nurse practitioners work in primary care more than any other specialty where they are faced with the difficult task of managing patients who present with chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP). Opioid medications are commonly ...
Utilizing Evidence Based Practice to Reduce Hemoglobin A1c Levels in Primary Care by Increasing Frequency of Office Visits
Diabetes Mellitus is one of the leading chronic diseases in the United States as well as in the world. It is a disease that becomes progressively more difficult to manage as time goes by with each patient. It costs the ...
Implementing a Diabetic Foot Care Program in a Primary Care Clinic
Diabetes mellitus is a disease that can result in serious microvascular and macrovascular complications if hyperglycemia is not adequately controlled. These complications include a number of lower extremity problems such ...
How High! Decreasing Blood Pressure in Men Aged 45-65 in Primary Care: A Quality Improvement Project
PURPOSE: Hypertension is a health issue that affects many people worldwide. The Memphis area has many people who have been diagnosed with hypertension and experience poor outcomes. A local Memphis primary care clinic allowed ...