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This innovative series provides insight into the issues experienced by advanced practice healthcare clinicians as they deliver a broad range of medical services to a diverse population, interface with other healthcare providers and navigate their own career issues.

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Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines: Finding Clarity in the Confusion

11/17/2014
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Host: Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP Guest: Joyce Ross, MSN, CRNP, CS, CLS, FNLA, FPCNA One in two adults in the United States has a total cholesterol over 200 mg/dL, while one in three has diagnosed cardiovascular disease. The ACC/AHA's recently released Lipid Guidelines have provided new recommendations for treatment of dylipidemia, but they have also created some controversies and confusion in expert circles around best practices moving forward. Helping to dissect these Guidelines and shed...

Nurse Practitioners: Founding History and Present Challenges

9/2/2014
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Host: Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP Nurse Practitioners were first introduced into healthcare systems in 1965 by Loretta C Ford, and since that time the role has expanded to include over 189,000 NPs in practice today. Joining host Mimi Secor to review the first half-century of the Nurse Practitioner profession and its ongoing priorities and challenges is the founder of the NP movement herself, Dr. Loretta Ford. Dr. Ford is past Dean and Professor Emerita at the University of Rochester School of...

Duration: 00:15:00


The Menopausal Patient: Clinical Pearls for Discovering and Managing Health Issues

8/27/2014
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Host: Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP There are approximately 55 million women of menopausal age in the US. In fact, about 6,000 women reach menopausal age every day. For many, the spectrum of physical changes and their associated impacts on daily life arent always anticipated or well understood. Clinicians of all levels have unique opportunities to provide guidance and treatment options for patients experiencing more severe effects of menopause; however, they dont always know what to ask, or how...

Duration: 00:14:59


How to Start a Pelvic Health Program

6/10/2014
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Host: Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP Guest: Helen Carcio, NP Mimi Secor is joined bynbsp;Nurse practitioner Helen Carcio, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.nbsp;Director of the Health and Continence Institute in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. Ms. Carcio trains doctors and advanced practice clinicians in how to set up community based continence centers.nbsp;

Duration: 00:13:00


The Menace of Multitasking in Clinical Practice

5/12/2014
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Host: Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP Modern clinical practice places high value on the skill of multitasking. Yet recent date indicate that multitasking leads to increased errors and decreased productivity. To better understand how multitasking impacts patient safety and personal wellbeing, host Mimi Secor welcomes Dr. Joanne Perron, Co-Chair of ACOGs District IX Committee on Physician Work-Life Balance. Dr. Perron lectures extensively on traditional and novel mindfulness practices to mitigate...

Duration: 00:13:59


How Can Nurse Practitioners Reduce Stress on the Job? Tips from a Life Coach

5/4/2011
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Host: Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP Guest: Pratt Bennett Nurse Practitioners often put their patients health and well being before their own. nbsp;A career as an NP can be stressful, overwhelming and the pressure of juggling work and home can make life feel like it is spinning out of control. nbsp;Pratt Bennett owner of Make That Leap!, a Boston, Massachusetts life coaching company focused on Nurse Practitioners joins host Mimi Secor to talk about how NPs can reduce stress to be happier on the...

Duration: 00:14:59


CDC Guidelines for the Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Infections

4/29/2011
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Host: Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP Guest: Terri Warren, NP The CDC has recommendations when it comes to the treatment, testing and counseling of patients who may have sexually transmitted infections or at high risk of contracting an STI. nbsp;There are a number of ways to test for diseases like gonnorhea, chlamidiya, and syphillis and that can be confusing for NPs and their patients. Nurse Practitioner Terri Warren with the Westover Clinic in Portland, Oregon explains to host Mimi Secor some...

Duration: 00:14:59


A Humanitarian Helping in Haiti

4/8/2011
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Host: Lisa Dandrea Lenell, PA-C, MPAS, MBA Guest: Mary Fargen, PA-C Physician assistant Mary Fargen, 2011 AAPA Humanitarian PA of the Year, fell in love with the people of Haiti when she traveled there on her first medical mission in 2004. Since then, she has been to the island more than a dozen times, volunteering her time working with medical providers to help improve medical care. Following the devestating earthquake in January 2010, she ramped up her efforts to help Haitian providers,...

Duration: 00:14:59


Treating Hypertriglyceridemia with Fish Oil

4/4/2011
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Host: Lisa Dandrea Lenell, PA-C, MPAS, MBA Guest: Nguyen Park, MS, PA-C Almost 4 million people in the US have high triglycerides. nbsp;What can you do to help improve your patients health? Nguyen Park, clinical assistant professor in the physician assistant studies program, at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, joins host Lisa Dandrea Lenell to discuss the benefits of fish oil for treating hypertriglyceridemia. They also look at the risk factors, causes and other treatment...

Duration: 00:13:59


Update on Physician Assistants in Puerto Rico

4/4/2011
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Host: Lisa Dandrea Lenell, PA-C, MPAS, MBA Guest: Luis Ramos, PA-C Legislation was introduced last year to legally authorize physician assistants to practice in Puerto Rico, the only US territory where theyre not. This weeks guest, PA Luis Ramos, began the push to bring PAs and other mid-level providers to Puerto Rico. He joins host Lisa Dandrea Lenell to discuss the obstacles and barriers to including mid-level practitioners in the islands medical community. They also talk about the first...

Duration: 00:14:59


A Healthcare Legislation Compendium for PAs

4/4/2011
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Host: Lisa Dandrea Lenell, PA-C, MPAS, MBA Guest: Patrick Killeen, PA-C As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passes its first anniversary, Patrick Killeen, president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), joins host Lisa Dandrea Lenell to discuss some main legislative changes, geared toward improving patient care and outcomes, that the AAPA hopes to see implemented by the 112th United States Congress. The topics include: physician assistants ability to...

Duration: 00:14:59


The Practice That Wister Built: An NPs Rural Arizona Practice

3/16/2011
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Host: Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP Guest: Kirsten Wister, NP After years working in clinical practice in rural Arizona, NP Kirsten Wister had a vision for her own practice that would allow her to offer integrative medicine and treat poor and needy patients. Like some other rural states in the US, the state of Arizona allows NPs to run a practice without a physicians oversight, as well as admit patients to some acute and sub-acute facillities, and prescribe medication. She and host Mimi Secor...

Duration: 00:14:59


Seven Steps to Starting Your Own NP Practice

3/16/2011
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Host: Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP Guest: Barbara Phillips, NP Thousands of nurse practitioners across the country run their own practices. But for those who have never been self-employed, the challenges of starting their own business can seem daunting. Nurse practitioner Barbara Phillips, business coach, consultant and CEO of NP Choice, LLC, joins host Mimi Secor to discuss how to start your own business in seven steps, from the concept stage to the day you open your doors to patients.

Duration: 00:14:59


What Family NPs Need to Know About Treating GI Patients

2/17/2011
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Host: Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP Guest: Julia Pallentino, MSN, JD, ARNP-BC Family nurse practitioners frequently see patients withnbsp;gastrointestinal complaints. When can the family NP treat the patient, and when does the patient need to be referred to a GI specialist? Julia Pallentino, board certified nurse practitioner at GI Associates of Tallahassee in Tallahassee, Florida, discusses with host Mimi Secor common gastroenterological problems and their diagnostics and management. What can...

Duration: 00:14:59


Mitigating Legal Issues for NPs: The Four Cs for Reducing Lawsuit Risks

2/17/2011
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Host: Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP Guest: Julia Pallentino, MSN, JD, ARNP-BC Though the number of malpractice suits involving nurse practitioners is extremely low compared to other medical providers, as the number of nurse practitioners increases, so does the number of malpractice suits. Nurse practitioner Julia Pallentino, a former medical malpractice attorney in Tallahassee, Florida, joins host Mimi Secor to explain what she calls the 4 Cs of reducing risk of a lawsuit— communication, caring,...

Duration: 00:14:59


Getting a PA Job: Interviewing 101

2/10/2011
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Host: Lisa Dandrea Lenell, PA-C, MPAS, MBA Guest: Robert M. Blumm, PA-C Even in times of economic recession, the job outlook for physician assistants is very good. Money Magazine recently ranked PA as the second best job in the country, and US News and World Report ranks PA as the top career in America. However, like most jobs, there is still increased competition for employment. PA Bob Blumm, surgical assistant and distinguished fellow of the AAPA, talks with host Lisa Dandrea Lenell about...

Duration: 00:14:59


No Scrubs Required: Non-Clinical Jobs for Physician Assistants

2/10/2011
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Host: Lisa Dandrea Lenell, PA-C, MPAS, MBA Guest: Robert M. Blumm, PA-C One of the appealing aspects of the profession for many physician assistants is flexibility in employment. Is there a norm in terms of employment? Many PAs have developed jobs outside the traditional clinical setting, including in TV, film, forensic medicine and academics. Bob Blumm, distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, joins host Lisa Dandrea Lenell to discuss the array of jobs available...

Duration: 00:15:00


On Paper: The Evolution of Medical Media

2/9/2011
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Host: Lisa Dandrea Lenell, PA-C, MPAS, MBA Guest: Gary Falcetano, PA-C As the medical publishing industry evolves, and journals expand into non-print new media, its a good time to explore the function of medical journals in the professional lives of PAs and NPs. Will the experience of receiving a journal in the mail soon be a thing of the past? What do we get out of print media that we dont get online, and vice versa? And, in addition to clinical practice information, what can the engaged...

Duration: 00:14:59


Why Laughter May Be Good Medicine

1/19/2011
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Host: Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP Guest: Norma Hannigan Laughter has been shown to lower blood pressure, increase blood flow and build endorphins. Nurse practitioner Norma Hannigan, associate professor of clinical nursing at Columbia University in New York, joins host Mimi Secor for a serious discussion of the anecdotal and evidence-based research on laughter and how to use laughter as medicine in your clinical practice.

Duration: 00:14:59


Quick and Accurate Research Evaluation for Busy Clinicians

1/19/2011
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Host: Mimi Secor, MS, MEd, FNP Guest: Tom Bartol As medicine takes an increasingly evidence-based approach to care, its more important than ever for busy clinicians to be able to evaluate the benefits and risk-reduction associated with new treatments and medications. This weeks guest, Tom Bartol, nurse practitioner at the Richmond Area Health Center in Richmond, Maine, discusses with host Mimi Secor how to wade through the research data and evaluate statistical significance versus clinical...

Duration: 00:15:00

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