Nursing initiative increases lipid tests

04/18/2012 | MedPage Today (free registration)

When Kaiser Permanente nurses in Colorado were allowed to order nonfasting cholesterol tests and use electronic medical records to point out missing data, the number of completed lipid profiles among members ages 40 to 80 rose from 77.3% to 83.3%, according to a study presented at the PCNA Annual Symposium. The data allowed Framingham risk scores to be calculated for 15,000 additional members in the first year. "We try to do everything we can to help each member of the health care team work to the full limits of their scope of practice," said registered nurse and study presenter Sally Foland.

View Full Article in:

MedPage Today (free registration)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Director, Antibiotics and Innovation Project
Washington, DC
Chief Medical Officer, Texas Children's Health Plan
Cejka Executive Search for Texas Childre's Health Plan
Houston, TX
Senior Officer, Drugs and Medical Devices
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Washington, DC
MGR CLINICAL RESEARCH - 14000003MB
Abbott
Santa Clara, CA
Director of ASO Department
Bluegrass Family Health
Lexington-or could be in Nashville, TN, KY