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nurse practitioner

n. Abbr. NP
A registered nurse with additional training for performing tasks, such as diagnosing and prescribing, that are customarily performed by a physician.
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nurse practitioner

n
1. (Professions) a nurse who has specialized advanced skills in diagnosis, psychosocial assessment, and patient management and is permitted to prescribe certain drugs
2. (Medicine) a nurse who has specialized advanced skills in diagnosis, psychosocial assessment, and patient management and is permitted to prescribe certain drugs
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Noun1.nurse practitioner - a registered nurse who has received special training and can perform many of the duties of a physiciannurse practitioner - a registered nurse who has received special training and can perform many of the duties of a physician
registered nurse, RN - a graduate nurse who has passed examinations for registration
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Translations

nurse practitioner

n (US) enfermero -ra mf que tiene entrenamiento adicional para diagnosticar y tratar enfermedades comunes
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And they will be backed by the skills and experience of 1,600 other AMG physicians and advanced practice clinicians.
President, Maryland Academy of Advanced Practice Clinicians
TeamHealth, one of the nation's largest medical staffing companies, employs more than 10,000 physicians--specialists in emergency medicine, anesthesiology, hospital medicine, urgent care and post-acute care--and 6,000 advanced practice clinicians. They work in small groups all over the country; each group--say, a team of anesthesiologists--is led by a facility medical director.
TeamHealth has approximately 20,000 affiliated healthcare professionals and advanced practice clinicians, who offer outsourced emergency medicine, hospital medicine, critical care, anesthesiology, orthopedic hospitalist, acute care surgery, obstetrics and gynecology hospitalist, ambulatory care, post-acute care and medical call centre solutions to more than 3,200 acute and post-acute facilities and physician groups nationwide.
The employment of advanced practice clinicians in primary care continues to grow, but their presence in specialty practices has not been well studied, wrote Grant R.
The report notes that most abortions can be safely provided in office-based settings, as well as by advanced practice clinicians (i.e., certified nurse-midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants).
The committee also called for examining more effective methods of pain management, whether advanced practice clinicians can be trained to perform D&Es, and ways to provide more social and psychological supports for lower-income women or who are at risk of intimate partner or other forms of violence.
Its 330 physicians and 80 advanced practice clinicians provide care to more than 900,000 patients each year.
That leaves the physicians and advanced practice clinicians the time they need to focus on the patient during the visit.
In addition to primary care physicians, doctors and surgeons, the survey included advanced practice clinicians such as certified registered nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists and certified nurse midwives.

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