Look at the emergence and evolution of telehealth and the many ways technology is being used to bring specialty care to underserved patients outside of major medical centers.
As the reach of telemedicine services expands, questions arise regarding the permitted scope of practice, licensure requirements and HIPAA compliance.
While telemedicine/telehealth (TMH) can foster efficiency and convenience, its reliance on continuous, real-time transmission of data over computer networks also creates risk.
Project ECHO's goal is to elevate heart failure care in rural and medically underserved regions by providing accessible education on evidence-based practices.
Skagit Valley Hospital has been part of a telehealth stroke program since 2012, making it one of the first partnerships for telemedicine outside of the Swedish system.
Nurses take on many different functions in telemental health/integrated care and are important in providing and increasing access to mental health care.
Patient population is yet to be enough to necessitate a neurologist/psychiatrist 24/7 - with Telehealth, we have those specialists a button click away.
With a Telestroke neurologist consulting via audio-video conferencing technology, the Emergency Department has a partner in the care of acute stroke patients.
Easy access to sub-specialized health care is not always available to rural communities with unable to employ sub-specialists and offer all the specialties.
With insurance challenges, soaring health care costs and belt tightening, health care is finding ways to save while providing the same high-level of care.
Decorated military veteran and WSNA Hall of Famer Muriel Grace Softli, MPA, MEd, BSN, RN received the University of Washington School of Nursing Community Health Nurse Track Preceptor of the Year Award at the Washington State Advanced Practice Nursing Conference on October 27, 2017.
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses may provide a qualifying patient or that patient’s designated provider with an authorization for the medical use of marijuana
International Survivor Day, November 18, brings together people affected by suicide loss. It also serves as a reminder that more psychiatric nurses are needed.
A new federal grant received by the WSU College of Nursing will help train nurse practitioners and address a critical shortage of primary-care providers in Eastern Washington rural areas.
Washington is experiencing an opioid crisis. To help address this crisis, UW Medicine and the Washington State Health Care Authority have partnered to offer two services to assist community-practice providers with managing patients with challenging chronic pain problems.
The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, signed into law on July 22, 2016, expanded the privilege of prescribing buprenorphine in office-based settings to qualifying Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) through October 1, 2021.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released a final rule granting full practice authority to three of the four established Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) roles, effective January 13, 2017.
The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) (Public Law 114-198) extending the privilege of prescribing buprenorphine in office-based settings to qualifying nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) until Oct. 1, 2021. CARA requires that NPs complete 24 hours of training to be eligible for a prescribing…
Parity reimbursement and the Comprehensive Addictions and Recovery Act.
Support the VA's proposed rule to allow APRNs to work at their full scope of practice by joining ANA’s social media "Thunderclap" on July 20. We want to raise awareness of the issue and garner supportive comments before the VA APRN proposed rule open comment period ends on July 25.
The Washington Center for Nursing released the 2016 Washington State Data Snapshot report for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and advanced registered nurse practitioners in July.
New study findings about Advanced Practice Nurses (NPs, CNMs, CRNAs) highlight the “good news” and “bad news” about our workforce in Washington state. The study of ARNPs was conducted by Dr. Louise Kaplan and Dr. Marie Annette Brown, with support from the Washington State Nurses Association and Washington Center for Nursing.
ARNPs United of Washington State represents nurse practitioners, certified nurse anesthetists and certified nurse midwives.
MEDIA RELEASE: WSNA leads effort to address staffing crisis at Western State Hospital by using Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners in clinical roles
Nursing’s role in solving the state’s mental health crisis will be the top issue at the Washington State Nurses Association’s Nurse Legislative Day on Monday, Feb. 1. With 700 attendees, WSNA hosts the largest lobby day in Olympia. In his keynote address, Governor Inslee is expected to discuss nursing’s role in helping solve the…