2014 NMNPC Election Results
Gloria Doherty - President Elect
Clare Romero - Secretary
Melissa Reitz - Member at Large
Terri Fortner - Region 1 Representative
Marlene Bartolomei & JD Rayl - Nominating Committee

Non-Cancer Pain Management CE Required for NP License Renewal
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Strong representation for nurse practitioners in New Mexico is dependent on having a solid membership base. By joining NMNPC, New Mexico's NPs provide support to the only state-wide NP organization that works for all NPs to maintain a favorable practice environment, allowing us to effectively advocate for our patients. Membership is for a calendar year, beginning the day you join. For information on becoming a member or renewing your current membership, click here.

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Mandatory CE on Non-Cancer Pain Management Available on DVD

NMNPC has a DVD available with the 5 hours of non-cancer pain management now required for re-licensure. The DVD also includes additional bonus CE and is available to members for $110 (non-members may purchase the DVD for $150). For more information, or to order Non-Cancer Pain Management and Bonus Pharmacology, click here.

Update on Pain Management Rules and Required Continuing Education

Do you know how the new pain management rules affect your practice? In addition to needing 5 contact hours of continuing education, there are other requirements that you need to meet. We've summarized this information - to find out if you're on track, click here.

Current Status of National Home Health Care Legislation

NM Representative Steve Pearce has agreed to become a co-sponsor of the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2013 (H.R. 2504/ S. 1332), joining Representatives Michelle Lujan Grisham and Ben Lujan as well as Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich in cosponsoring the bill. This wouldn’t have happened without the hard work of NPs from New Mexico. Thanks to everyone who communicated with their Members of Congress and voiced their support for this important bill. NPs can continue to use the link on the AANP website (http://www.capwiz.com/aanp/home/) to allow AANP members in our state to contact their Members of Congress on the issues impacting NPs.

Chronic Disease Information Available From AHRQ

NMNPC is exploring a partnership with AHRQ to bring the resources of its Effective Health Care Program to New Mexico's nurse practitioners and our patients. They have developed a growing library of free resources in English and Spanish that compare health care interventions and treatment options for a variety of conditions. Nearly half (45 percent) of all Americans report at least one chronic illness, and 7 out of 10 deaths among Americans each year are from chronic diseases. Given the prevalence of chronic diseases, nurses and patients need to know the treatment options that are available to them, the associated costs, and the bottom-line facts on which treatments may help or harm. AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program is a leading resource on evidence-based research on a variety of chronic disease including cancer; heart and blood vessel conditions; diabetes; and muscle, bone and joint conditions, in addition to others. These products are part of a growing library of research reviews, English and Spanish summaries, and continuing education activities produced by AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program.

Free AHRQ resources for clinicians

PTSD Screening Recommendations

The Institute of Medicine recommends that primary care providers conduct PTSD screening at least once a year when seeing service members at Department of Defense treatment centers or at TRICARE facilities, according to their congressionally mandated report. The report notes that, of service members and veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and screened positive for PTSD symptoms, about 40% have received a referral for additional evaluation or treatment, and of those referred, about 65% go on to receive treatment. For more information and for updates to recommendations for service members, go to U.S. Medicine - The Voice of Federal Medicine.


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Calendar

5/1/2014
Board of Directors & Membership Meeting

6/17/2014 » 6/22/2014
2014 AANP Annual Conference

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NMNPC has two scholarship funds honoring members who served with distinction. Please donate generously to support nurse practitioner students. The NMNPC legislative lobbyist provides services important to all nurse practitioners in New Mexico. Whether or not you're a member of NMNPC, please make a donation today to help support these important programs.

Candelario Garcia Scholarships

Student NPs: Apply before March 15 for one of four $500 scholarships. For more information and the application, click here.

Formulary

NMNPC developed a generic formulary that NPs may customize to their specific practice and submit to the Board of Nursing when applying for licensure in New Mexico.

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