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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148660
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Primary Care NP Survey: Defining NP Encounters
Abstract:
Primary Care NP Survey: Defining NP Encounters
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Goolsby, Mary Jo, EdD, MSN, APRN-C, FAANP
P.I. Institution Name:American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Title:Director of Research and Education
[Clinical session research presentation] Background: Most of the literature describing specifics about NP-patient encounters details prescribing patterns. Few reports describe comprehensive variables such as complaints, components of physical assessment and diagnostic studies included, diagnoses, preventive counseling, collaboration, and disposition. The Primary Care NP Survey (PCNPS) was adapted from the PRINS2 and NAMCS surveys, designed to collect data primarily on physician-patient encounters. Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to describe characteristics of NP-patient encounters and to describe how PCNPS findings relate to prior research and identification of recommendations for future research. Methodology: In the first PCNPS iteration conducted Fall 2006 (second wave anticipated 2007), over 30 NP members of the AANPNR, a practice-based research network, participated in the practice-defining descriptive project. Each completed the survey on 25 patient encounters,randomized over a 1-week period, documenting a range of variables, including: patient demographics, payor sources, whether NP was patient's regular provider and the patient new or established in the practice, as well as patients' complaints/diagnoses and the NP's assessments, diagnostic studies, preventive counseling, procedures, and dispositions, including referrals and/or consultations. At this time, 800 patient encounters have been analyzed and will be described i presentation. Findings: The PCNPS data support previously reported descriptions of prescribing patterns and numbers of patients seen, and provide a rich description of the diversity of problems addressed by NPs on a routine basis. Data yield detailed description of the diagnoses and procedures involved in typical NP encounters, including a range of acute/episodic (45%), exacerbations (13%), stable chronic (25%) and wellness or procedural follow-ups (17%). Problems were identified in all body systems. Implications for NP Faculty: The PCNPS provides a comprehensive description of the diversity and similarities of NP practice in 2006, providing vital evidence to inform NP faculty charged with developing and updating curricular plans.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePrimary Care NP Survey: Defining NP Encountersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148660-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Primary Care NP Survey: Defining NP Encounters</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Goolsby, Mary Jo, EdD, MSN, APRN-C, FAANP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">American Academy of Nurse Practitioners</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director of Research and Education</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mjgoolsby@aanp.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] Background: Most of the literature describing specifics about NP-patient encounters details prescribing patterns. Few reports describe comprehensive variables such as complaints, components of physical assessment and diagnostic studies included, diagnoses, preventive counseling, collaboration, and disposition. The Primary Care NP Survey (PCNPS) was adapted from the PRINS2 and NAMCS surveys, designed to collect data primarily on physician-patient encounters. Purpose: The purpose of this presentation is to describe characteristics of NP-patient encounters and to describe how PCNPS findings relate to prior research and identification of recommendations for future research. Methodology: In the first PCNPS iteration conducted Fall 2006 (second wave anticipated&nbsp;2007), over 30 NP members of the AANPNR, a practice-based research network, participated in the practice-defining descriptive project. Each completed the survey on 25 patient encounters,randomized over a 1-week period, documenting a range of variables, including: patient demographics, payor sources, whether NP was patient's regular provider and the patient new or established in the practice, as well as patients' complaints/diagnoses and the NP's assessments, diagnostic studies, preventive counseling, procedures, and dispositions, including referrals and/or consultations. At this time, 800 patient encounters have been analyzed and will be described i presentation. Findings: The PCNPS data support previously reported descriptions of prescribing patterns and numbers of patients seen, and provide a rich description of the diversity of problems addressed by NPs on a routine basis. Data yield detailed description of the diagnoses and procedures involved in typical NP encounters, including a range of acute/episodic (45%), exacerbations (13%), stable chronic (25%) and wellness or procedural follow-ups (17%). Problems were identified in all body systems. Implications for NP Faculty: The PCNPS provides a comprehensive description of the diversity and similarities of NP practice in 2006, providing vital evidence to inform NP faculty charged with developing and updating curricular plans.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:48:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:48:35Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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