Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are expected to help fill the HM ranks in the coming years, and more than 200 of them showed their dedication to the field by attending the first Adult Hospitalist Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Boot Camp last week in Chantilly, Va.
Sponsored by SHM, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the soldout event provided intense training in such clinical areas as cardiac neurologic care, as well as infection control. Attendees also learned valuable practice management tips and learned how to report Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) measures.
"The NPP bootcamp was a success; participants were happy with the content," says Jeanette Kalupa, MSN, ACNP-BC, APNP, an acute-care NP with Cogent Healthcare of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. "The faculty, who were a mix of MDs, NPs, and PAs, were terrific. The NPs and PAs who attended were a mix of experience levels and knowledge levels, in regards to hospital medicine."
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