Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy NP Week

Happy NP Week to all of my NP colleagues out there!

If you are a patient of an NP or work with one, be sure to recognize the fine work they do every day.

Here is the press release from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the theme this year is 125,000 Solutions to the Primary Care Shortage.

(I'm a bit late, but also Happy PA Week to all of my physician assistant colleagues).

Saturday, November 7, 2009

AHRQ Ad Campaign: Questions are the Answer

I came across this well thought out commercial that has appeared on TV from the U.S. Department of Human Health & Services' Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ). Their website has a few other public service announcement-type of ads. With their, "Questions are the Answer" campaign, they are encouraging patients to ask questions about their care and to take an active role in the provision of their care. Hopefully, patients and providers alike will embrace this idea so that there are more answers than questions.

Any questions?