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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."

Lea Booker, right, a nurse practitioner at Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa., listens to a presentation by Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, at the Adult Hospitalist Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Boot Camp last week in Chantilly, Va.
Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, gives a presentation on congestive heart failure.
Robert Bowden, left, of South Dartmouth, Mass., and Sally Figueiredo, right, of North Dighton, Mass., physician assistants at St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford, chat during a break.
Attendees listen to a presentation by Chad Whelan, MD, associate professor and director of the hospital medicine program at Loyola University in Chicago.
Attendees listen to a presentation by Chad Whelan, MD, associate professor and director of the hospital medicine program at Loyola University in Chicago.
Over 200 NPPs attended the Adult Hospitalist Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Boot Camp last week.
"Everyone was there to learn, to network, and to share their own knowledge and experiences, whether they were brand new to the field of hospital medicine or had been practicing for 10 years in the field," said course instructor Lynne Allen, MN, MRNP.
The Adult Hospitalist Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Boot Camp was meant to be an intense study of routine topics in adult HM practice.

Photo credit: Jay Westcott

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