It’s National Nurse Practitioner Week and TeamHealth wants to recognize all nurse practitioners for their hard work and thank them for their dedication to patient care with a huge thank you!
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are the health care providers of choice for millions of Americans each year, thanks to the high quality, patient-centered primary, acute and specialty care they provide. NPs order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests and can prescribe medication and other treatments.
Nurse practitioners are proven, expert, patient-centered clinicians, and they are the healthcare providers of choice for many people because of their unique combination of medical and nursing expertise and skills. They diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, infections and injuries; they order, perform, interpret and supervise diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays; and they prescribe medications and other treatments.
In addition, nurse practitioners partner with their patients, providing health education and counseling, thus guiding patients to make smarter health and lifestyle choices, which ultimately may lead to reduced healthcare costs.
Check out this video one of TeamHealth’s nurse practitioners, Rob Morton, Regional Director of APCs Hospital Services, out of Lexington, Kentucky, as he speaks to the important role nurse practitioners play and the many opportunities NPs have available at TeamHealth.
If you’re already seeing a nurse practitioner, please take a moment this week to say thanks.
Happy National #NPWeek!
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