APAPP Blog

Meet The Bronch Queen: A Nurse Practitioner’s Story

Over the last several years, the role of the Advanced Practice Provider (APP) in the ICU has been evolving. As intensivist models have developed across the country, it has become apparent for the need for continuous provider coverage in the ICU and APPs have filled this gap.

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Complexity of the Evaluation and Diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension is a rare condition, and even rarer is pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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Review of CHEST’s E-Learning Library

I just got back from the CHEST annual meeting and I can say that it was by far the best conference I have ever attended; it had content extremely pertinent to my practice.

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The Development of a Pulmonary Nurse Practitioner Fellowship

“Why is Rachel seeing that patient…They don’t have asthma?!” Ding, ding, ding… Have you ever had a moment where you heard something that made you stop in your tracks and realize you needed to take action?

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A day in the life of a Transplant Nurse Practitioner

At Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, I have the privilege of caring for our pre- and post-transplant patients in the inpatient setting.

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Advance Care Planning: What you need to know about getting paid

End of life conversations and discussing patients' preferences and values about treatment options require both time and skill. A qualified health care [...]
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Moral Injury – a Nurse Practitioner’s Story

In the last year, there has been a lot of discussion about moral injury in physicians. The concept of Moral injury was first identified in front line military personnel as the psychological foundation for PTSD.

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Just Breathe: A Nurse Practitioner’s Story

Six months ago I began leading our pulmonary fibrosis support group My mind kept going to her statement, to focus on breath. [...]
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F(%@$)NP, I have to go back to school for my ACNP!?

Amy Carlson has recently gone back to school to become an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner  (ACNP) In her home state of Arizona, [...]
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