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‘Mid-Level’ and Primary Care ‘Providers’: Nomenclature That Stings

By Huffington Post: Healthy Living “Whether you are a physician, nurse midwife, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, each professional discipline should be recognized for their unique contributions to health care. Yet when referring to categories, is it right to identify physicians as the gold standard?” Read the entire article here

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NPs in Nova Scotia Can Soon Discharge Patients from Hospital

HALIFAX – Nurse practitioners will soon be able to discharge patients from hospitals in Nova Scotia following amendments to the province’s Hospitals Act. The changes will also allow registered nurses to assess, treat and release some patients in emergency departments and collaborative emergency centres. As it stands, only physicians, midwives and dentists can release patients […]

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An Interview with Cardiology Nurse Practitioner Marcie Smigorowsky

EDMONTON – There were some days when Lanny Magnussen’s heart would beat so fast, he felt like he had just been sprinting and was about to throw up. “It would go from some bumping, where I’d be fine and I’d continue working, to where it was quite violent and I couldn’t move,” the 63-year-old said. […]

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Nurse practitioners join two local continuing care facilities

Pilot project aims to reduce preventable emergency department visits March 19, 2015 LETHBRIDGE – Specially trained registered nurses have been placed within two local continuing care facilities as part of a pilot project designed to provide timely, on-site care to residents and reduce the need for emergency department visits. St. Therese Villa and St. Michael’s […]

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