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New study shows importance of physical therapy for brain trauma patients

  • Healthcare Alvernia

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The leading cause of these TBIs for children ages 0 to 4 years and for adults aged 75 years and older is falls. Doctors of physical therapy work with patients on strengthening […]

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Career Spotlight: Travel Nurse Practitioner

  • Healthcare Alvernia

As a young, working doctor of nursing practice, what better way to find your niche than traveling to different clinical settings and working with different patient populations around the state, the country and even the globe — collecting immeasurable experience as you go. This is the role of travel nurse practitioners, otherwise known as Locum […]

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As the Opioid Epidemic surges on, doctors of physical therapy encourage people to choose a healthier treatment to chronic pain — #ChoosePT

  • Healthcare Alvernia

As the Opioid Epidemic surges on, doctors of physical therapy encourage people to choose a healthier treatment to chronic pain — #ChoosePT In the past 16 years over 165,000 people in the U.S. have died from opioid-related overdoses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that as many as 1 in 4 people […]

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How to improve the relationship between patient and DPT

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Throughout their doctor of physical therapy career, students become experienced in the many facets of patient care. Though much time could be spent focusing on the technical side of things — new practices and procedures, research and advancements — today we will focus on the interpersonal aspect of the profession: the patient-provider relationship. Ann Wendel, […]

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Doctor of physical therapy career spotlight: Geriatric care

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Physical therapy means increased mobility and improvement in overall quality of life. And depending on the population you’re serving, it may mean the difference between whether or not a patient can continue living on their own or must rely on the care of friends, family or assisted living facilities. Doctors of physical therapy working with […]

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Nurse Practitioners and VA team up to bring more care to veterans

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In July the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), with support from veterans, citizens and caregivers across the country, launched its new campaign, “Veterans Deserve Care”. This campaign is a follow up to the proposed rule issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) back in May that, if passed, will grant veterans direct […]

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The importance of Doctors of Nursing Practice in the health care policy arena

  • Healthcare Alvernia

The health care system has been in a state of rapid transformation since the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Doctors of nursing practice are at the forefront of knowledge and expertise in the field of nursing, and are therefore in the perfect position to create positive change in the future of […]

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New report shows obesity at an all time high: What can DNP students do to help?

  • Healthcare Alvernia

Last month, The Lancet released the most comprehensive analysis of body mass index (BMI) yet, indicating that the number of obese people, worldwide, has surpassed the number of those underweight, and has risen over the past 40 years from 105 million people to 641 million. The report also predicts that, at the current rate, by […]

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What makes Physical Therapy one of the best careers?

  • Healthcare Alvernia

It is reported that every year up to 77 percent of Americans experience musculoskeletal injuries. Though not every injury dealing with the musculoskeletal system requires physical therapy, most can benefit from PT. In fact, the American Physical Therapy Association brands physical therapists as “the practitioners of choice for examination and treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular […]

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New research shows the dangers of some prescription drug interactions

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As an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (A-GNP) or Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) working in a primary care clinical practice setting, part of your daily routine might include prescribing medication to treat patients with both common and chronic illnesses. To prepare for this, Doctor of Nursing Practice students learn the essential pharmacology knowledge needed to determine appropriate […]

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