Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[The role of APN in the Prevention and Care of Osteoporosis ]

GELENCSÉR Edina1, ÚJVÁRINÉ Dr. Siket Adrienn2, FERENCZY Mónika3, SZABÓ László4, PAKAI Annamária5

APRIL 30, 2021

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2021;34(2)

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[With age, the number of patients with osteoporosis advances. Internationally, Advanced Practice Nurses initiate screening tests and interventions as part of primary care to reduce complications. Due to the large number of acute illnesses, the search and care for patients with chronic illness is constantly decreasing. The MSc degree APN training was launched in 2017 in Hungary. Upon completing their studies, MSc nurses, in accordance with their qualifications, will work independently in the community practice. This confines the management of chronic diseases, performing physical examinations and setting up preliminary diagnosis. They decide on treatment plan, or its modification if necessary, on the performing of laboratory and imaging examinations, consultation. They perform special nursing tasks, carry out preventive examinations, participate in the primary care of acute events, and refer to an outpatient specialist. They order vaccinations, compile rehabilitation plans, and provide health counseling.]

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