NPAO launches new service on web site: Ask the NP

TORONTO, March 28, 2014 /CNW/ - The Nurse Practitioner Association of Ontario (NPAO) is launching a public service on their web site called "Ask the NP"   Each month a new health related topic will be posted, providing evidence based health education, helpful links and support for people in Ontario and beyond.   These informative topics are written by Nurse Practitioners (NPs) who have expertise in that specific area.

A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with advanced education, skills and experience who provides personalized, quality health care.  NPs have the competency to diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe treatments including medications, and perform medical procedures.  Many people in Ontario receive all their Primary Health Care from a NP.

Ontario NPs provide a full range of health care services to individuals; families and communities, offering health care expertise in a variety of settings across Ontario.  They work in hospitals, Community Health Centre's (CHC), Family Health Teams (FHT), Nurse Practitioners Led Clinics (NPLC), Doctors offices, Aboriginal Health Access Centres (AHAC), Community Care Access Centres (CCAC), Nursing Stations, Public Health Units, Long-Term Care Facilities and for the Department of National Defence.

NPs work in collaboration with physicians, nurses and other health care professionals such as social workers, midwives, mental health professionals, dieticians and pharmacists to provide a team approach to health care.

We are encouraging people to keep an eye on the web site: www.npao.org

SOURCE Nurse Practitioners' Assocation of Ontario

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If your organization would like to feature "Ask the NP" or for more information about this exciting initiative, please feel free to contact: NPAO at:

Director, Media and Public Relations: Wendy McKay, NP-PHC, MN, CDE
rmckay12@cogeco.ca

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