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May 2022

Clinical Update

Cognitive Errors in Clinical Diagnosis: Framing and Diagnosis Momentum

Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP

Can you avoid the error outlined In this case presentation? Dr. Fitzgerald addresses misdiagnoses that arise when the communication taking place during patient handoffs is a source of cognitive errors in clinical diagnosis. Read More

Certification Q&A

NP Certification Exams 101: Getting Certified as a Nurse Practitioner

Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP

If you’re getting ready to take the NP certification exam and are confused about which organizations offer certification or what kind of certification these agencies offer, this is the place to get answers to your most common questions about NP certification exams. Read More

NP News

New York and Kansas Grant Full Practice Authority to NPs

Nurse practitioners licensed in New York and Kansas are now fully able to practice independently, joining 24 other states, the District of Columbia, and two US territories in adopting Full Practice Authority legislation. Read More


FDA Approves First Sublingual Medication for Agitation in Serious Mental Illness

The FDA approved dexmedetomidine (Igalmi) sublingual film for the acute treatment of agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar I or II disorder in adults. Read More

Semaglutide 2 mg Approved for Additional Glycemic Control in T2D

The FDA approved a 2-mg dose of semaglutide (Ozempic) for additional glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes. Read More

CDC: STDs Continued to Increase During First Year of COVID-19 Pandemic

The CDC announced that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) continued to increase during 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

CDC Warns of Severe Hepatitis and Adenovirus Infections in Children

The CDC issued a Health Alert Network Health Advisory to notify clinicians and public health authorities of a cluster of children with hepatitis and adenovirus infection. Read More

WHO Panel Concludes That a Single Dose of HPV Vaccine is Protective

The World Health Organization’s immunization panel announced that there is enough evidence to conclude that a single dose of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine will protect girls ages 9 to 20 years from cervical cancer. Read More

PreHevbrio Hepatitis B Vaccine Now Available for Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination

Hepatitis B vaccine (recombinant) (PreHevbrio ) is now available for the prevention of infection caused by all known subtypes of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in adults 18 years of age and older. Read More

FDA Warns of Risks Associated with Noninvasive Prenatal Screening Tests

The FDA is warning the public of the risk of false results, inappropriate use, and inappropriate interpretation of results with noninvasive prenatal screening tests. Read More

Vaccination Coverage in School Children Fell During the Pandemic

During the 2021-22 school year, vaccination coverage among kindergartners nationwide was lower than during the 2019-20 school year. Read More

COVID-19 News

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