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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.

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

106. Four Pillars of Medication for Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction

2/14/2024
In 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.

Duration:00:41:10

105. Reducing the Burden of AMD: What Primary Care NPs Can Do (CE)

1/31/2024
Nurse 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

Duration:00:30:37

104. Men's Health with NP Nick Cannone

1/17/2024
How 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.

Duration:00:37:30

103. Bringing Back Joy: Dealing with Burnout

1/3/2024
NPs 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.

Duration:00:26:36

102. NP PULSE: Winter Wellness for the Mind and Body

12/20/2023
Staying 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.

Duration:00:32:14

101. Caring For Our Veterans

12/6/2023
Drs. 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.

Duration:00:23:27

100. Celebrating 100 Episodes

11/29/2023
Thanks 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.

Duration:00:29:36

99.9 NP WEEK: Bringing Joy

11/18/2023
Happy 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.

Duration:00:12:09

99.6 NP WEEK: Advocating for Patients

11/17/2023
Happy 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.

Duration:00:07:52

99.5 NP WEEK: The Benefits of Telehealth

11/16/2023
Happy 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.

Duration:00:10:14

99.4 NP WEEK: Access to Care

11/15/2023
Happy NP Week from AANP! We are celebrating this year by Recognizing Heroes in Health Care, and NP Pulse is devoting the entire week to mini-episodes featuring everyday NPs sharing their stories. In this episode you’ll hear from Nancy Rudner who pursued the role of Nurse Practitioner from almost the inception and has devoted her career to helping those that have struggled with accessing health care. Listen as she shares some of her stories that highlight the positive impact nurse practitioners can make on their patients and in communities. And don’t forget to continue to share how you have provided access to care on social media and on the aanp.org/shareyourstory because these are the stories that can inspire change. Learn more about the NP role and the NP Week celebration at aanp.org/NPWeek.

Duration:00:07:48

99.3 NP WEEK: Mentorship - The Sisterhood Edition

11/14/2023
Happy NP Week from AANP! We are celebrating this year by Recognizing Heroes in Health Care, and NP Pulse is devoting the entire week to mini-episodes featuring everyday NPs sharing their stories. Today’s episode is all about mentorship, but with a special twist because we’re featuring sisters Vilma and Ilona Farkas who both went into nursing and then – later – advanced to the NP role together. It’s so important to have a strong support system and what better support than a sister who has been on the journey with you from the beginning. Please share today on social media who your mentors have been so we can all celebrate those that have been there to support NPs in their growth. Learn more about the NP role and the NP Week celebration at aanp.org/NPWeek.

Duration:00:10:37

99.2 NP WEEK: It’s Never Too Late

11/13/2023
Happy NP Week from AANP! We are celebrating this year by Recognizing Heroes in Health Care, and NP Pulse is devoting the entire week to mini-episodes featuring everyday NPs sharing their stories. Today, Elena Prendergast, a palliative care nurse practitioner and mother, joins to share her story about entering the nursing profession later in life and reminding us that it's never to late to follow your passion. And please remember to share on social media why pursuing a career as a NP is so worthwhile! Learn more about the NP role and the NP Week celebration at aanp.org/NPWeek.

Duration:00:12:58

99.1 NP WEEK: What inspired you to become an NP?

11/12/2023
Happy NP Week from AANP! We are celebrating this year by Recognizing Heroes in Health Care, and NP Pulse is devoting the entire week to mini-episodes featuring everyday NPs sharing their stories. Today, listen as NPs tell us what inspired them to become a nurse practitioner. And don't forget to take time today to share why you became a nurse practitioner at aanp.org/shareyourstory. Learn more about the NP role and the NP Week celebration at aanp.org/NPWeek.

Duration:00:11:26

98. Innovations in Diabetes Treatment With Dr. Angela Thompson

11/1/2023
November is National Diabetes Month and guest Dr. Angela Thompson is joining NP Pulse to discuss all things related to diabetes and diabetes care. For the last 22 years, Thompson has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the care of both adolescents and adults with diabetes. In this episode, she outlines positive developments in diabetes treatment, discusses the difference between working with adult and adolescent populations and offers advice on how to distinguish diabetes facts from fiction. To learn more about emerging diabetes treatments, enroll in “Clinical Advantage Bootcamp: Type 2 Diabetes Management Certificate for Nurse Practitioners” in the AANP CE Center. This activity offers 8.5 contact hours of continuing education credit, 4.25 of which may be applied toward pharmacology. As a reminder, the 2024 AANP Health Policy Conference is coming soon! Held in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 28-30, this conference will feature sessions for first time attendees like "What You Need to Know About Capitol Hill," and general activities like regulatory updates, a conference keynote and congressional visits. AANP members receive significant discounts on — or free access to — AANP CE activities! You also receive exclusive savings on conference registrations. To view the latest webinars, conferences, regional meetings and more, visit aanp.org/events.

Duration:00:30:31

97. What’s New With NASH?

10/18/2023
October is Liver Awareness Month. Tune in to this podcast featuring NP experts Drs. Amanda Chaney and Kelly Casler as they describe the new nomenclature surrounding nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and walk you through engaging case studies. To expand on your learning be sure to check out the accompanying webinar in the AANP CE Center What's New with NASH? (inreachce.com) Two practical educational tools have been developed along with this activity. NASH_Tool_1.pdf (aanp.org) and NASH_Tool_2.pdf (aanp.org) This program is supported by independent medical educational grants from Madrigal Pharmaceuticals & Novo Nordisk Inc.

Duration:00:50:09

96. Barb Dehn on Menopause and Sexual Health

10/4/2023
Join host Dr. Sophia Thomas and AANP Fellow Barbara Dehn, who is known worldwide as “Nurse Barb,” as they discuss menopause and sexual health. This podcast will help you address several important questions that your patients may be hesitant to ask. Dehn discusses what patients may experience during menopause, and when they may begin noticing these changes. Hear why it is important for patients to discuss their sexual health with their health care providers. Discover how NPs can broach these subjects with patients and help minimize harmful stigmas related to sex and aging. NPs interested in learning even more about menopause are invited to visit the AANP CE Center and complete “Exhausted at Menopause: Recognition and Treatment Options,” which is presented by Dehn. Another resource is AANP’s Women’s Health Community, where AANP members can join for $20 annually and exchange knowledge, engage in discussions and much more. Are you interested in the intersection of health policy and health care delivery? Consider attending the 2024 Health Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 28-30. Participants will make congressional visits, learn from industry experts and earn approximately 16.5 contact hours of continuing education credit.

Duration:00:34:09

95. How to Master Lifelong Learning Through Academia

9/20/2023
Today’s guest on NP Pulse is AANP Fellow Dr. Paula Tucker, a PhD student, clinical associate professor and the director of the emergency nurse practitioner program at Emory University. Tucker discusses the excitement and challenges adult learners may experience, the importance of mentorship and tips to help you prioritize self-care and avoid burnout. AANP offers a wealth of educational resources for students and faculty, including the AANP Educational Leadership Certificate Course. This comprehensive, 12-modulre program is available in the AANP CE Center and offers 11 contact hours of continuing education credit. The new AANP Student Education and Training (SET) library is free to AANP NP Student Members and features content related to clinical practice, professional development and much more. Faculty are encouraged to share this valuable member benefit with their NP students.

Duration:00:30:35

94. NP Compensation Insights From AANP

9/6/2023
More than 11,000 nurse practitioners (NPs) participated in the 2022 American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) National Workforce Survey. A comprehensive report detailing the findings related to NP compensation has just been released! Joining Dr. Sophia Thomas on this episode of NP Pulse is AANP Vice President of Research Christine Tracy, who highlights the importance of research related to the NP role and discusses the many insights NPs can receive from the 2022 AANP NP Compensation Report. AANP members have free access to the 2022 AANP Nurse Practitioner Compensation Report through their AANP member account or through AANP.org. Nonmembers may purchase the report for $219. If you are not yet an AANP member, by joining AANP today, you can gain access to the report and save up to $164!

Duration:00:33:58

93. JAANP Editor-in-Chief Elayne DeSimone

8/23/2023
Joining Dr. Sophia Thomas on this episode of NP Pulse is Dr. Elayne DeSimone, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP). For more than 35 years, JAANP has provided editorials, peer-reviewed research and articles on subjects vital to NPs. In this conversation, DeSimone recounts what it was like to graduate from one of the first NP programs at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and then walks us through her career as an NP and in academia. You will learn what goes into editing and producing a successful scholarly journal, and you’ll hear about JAANP’s newest column, “From My Perspective.” Members of AANP receive a free, online subscription to JAANP, along with access to the journal’s AANP-accredited continuing education. Learn more about AANP membership and its many benefits at aanp.org/membership. DeSimone welcomes questions from those interested in becoming an author or peer reviewer, and she may be reached at desimone@aanp.org.

Duration:00:32:20