Contemporary Pediatrics PNP Corner

Revisit the “5 Rights” to avoid medication errorsI highly recommend reading his article, and then reflecting on your current office- and hospital-based practices surrounding prescribing medications for children to determine areas to apply these best practice initiatives in your personal work settings.
Opioids: The menace in our midstOpioids have impacted every population served by all healthcare providers in the United States and by now every nurse practitioner (NP) has been exposed to the opioid scourge. Perhaps it’s time to reassess the role for NPs in caring for their individual populations confronting an opioid crisis.
Get response ready for the anaphylactic momentEvery nurse practitioner should review the AAP guidelines and include an action plan in each of their practice settings. All providers should communicate information to all school, camp, and field nurses who are often the first to assess a child presenting with symptoms of anaphylaxis outside a medical facility.
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Practice Resources & FAQsOur practice resources frequently asked questions page seeks to answer any inquiry you may have related to professional practice.
Position/Official StatementsAs a professional organization in its fifth decade, NAPNAP is rich in experience and history when it comes to advanced practice nursing and children’s healthcare.
Career ResourcesGeared towards students and those looking to take the next step in their careers, NAPNAP’s Career Resource Guide provides tips for resume writing, interviews, job search strategies and information about the role nurse practitioners.
Advocacy CenterUse NAPNAP’s new Advocacy Center to stay up to date on our priority child health and practice legislation.
Member BenefitsWith more than 8,000 members nationwide, NAPNAP is the professional association for pediatric nurse practitioners and other pediatric APRNs, including FNPs who treat children.
How comfort care helps kids with persistent agitationWhile reading Dr. Hall’s article “Persistent agitation in children with neurologic impairments,” the differences between the medical and nurse practitioner (NP) models of care emerge.