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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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Current News and Items of Interest
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.
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.
We are proud to announce that the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence awarded current NMNPC President Anett Sauve its top honor for 2012 - the Distinguished Nurse of the Year award. The Center also awarded Diane Meitzler the 2012 Outstanding Caregiver Award, and Martha Snow the 2012 Management/Emerging Leader Award. For more details on these prestigious awards, click here.
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 library of chronic disease-related materials. 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. Watch for more information soon as we continue to dialog with AHRQ on ways we can work together to provide better care to our patients.
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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