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Health Promotion and Wellness

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American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Health Promotion and Wellness

CE Courses

The AANP CE Center offers a wide variety of continuing education (CE) activities for nurse practitioners (NPs). Members get more, including access to many free activities and significantly discounted rates on others. The activities are updated frequently, and several options related to health promotion and wellness are currently available.

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JAANP Resource Center

Find evidence-based articles, up-to-date guidelines and other resources about nutrition, primary care and more at this resource center, brought to you by the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP).

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NP Tools and Resources

AANP-Developed Resources to Support NPs in Treating Your Patients

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Making Sure Your Patients Are Up to Date

This handout is designed to support NPs as they navigate the shared clinical decision-making process with their patients who are considering and undergoing colorectal cancer screenings. The tool can guide patients on the next steps and what to expect before and after the screening test.

This tool is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Exact Sciences Corporation.

The NP’s Guide to Helping Patients Reach Lipid Targets

This practical handout for the NP includes helpful information about the evaluation of patients with lipid abnormalities, risk assessment and treatment decision-making, and strategies for mitigating and managing side effects of statins. Resources are provided for managing the cost of medications.

Supported by an educational grant from Novartis.

Pneumococcal Vaccination Across the Lifespan Integrating Vaccine Recommendations

This informative handout for the NP provides a summary of the FDA-approved pneumococcal vaccines as well as the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for their use. Handy resources in this tool include QR codes that direct you to CDC information and the PneumoRecs VaxAdvisor clinical app which will help you make a quick and accurate determination as to which, if any, pneumococcal vaccination is appropriate for your patient.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Patient Education Tools and Resources

Aging, Cognitive Changes and Alzheimer’s Disease

This FAQ-based educational handout is designed to support NPs as they engage in discussions about aging, cognitive changes and Alzheimer’s Disease with their patients and their loved ones. Content includes helpful information about normal age-related changes in cognition and of those that may be related to dementia, along with a summary of self-help activities and resources.

This tool is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

Major Depressive Disorder: What You Need to Know

This visually engaging educational handout is designed to support NPs as they engage in shared decision-making conversations with their patients about major depressive disorder (MDD). The handout provides information about MDD symptoms, risk factors, self-help strategies, medications and available resources.

Supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Importance of Preventing Meningococcal Disease Handout

This engaging patient handout can be given out to help parents and patients understand the risks and symptoms of serogroup B meningococcal disease, as well as how to prevent it with the recommended vaccines for ages 11-23. The ultimate goal of this handout is to give parents and patients the information they need to make an informed decision about the serogroup B meningococcal vaccine.

Supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

Obesity Tools and Resources

Shingles Vaccination Handout

This visually engaging educational handout will facilitate shared decision-making conversations between NPs and patients regarding shingles vaccination. The handout provides information about shingles presentation, the course of the disease, potential complications and vaccination.

This tool is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

External Resources

Conveniently Curated Information from Other Top Sources

There are many resources available for both patients and providers. Some are listed below for your convenience. Inclusion of these links does not imply AANP endorsement.

Oral Health

Interprofessional Oral Health Faculty Toolkits — Produced by New York University and Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP), these innovative, online resources are based on interprofessional oral health core competencies and offer faculty and clinicians the insights needed to help increase access to oral health care and improve outcomes for patients.