Mumps is a viral infectious disease that historically was acommon childhood illness. The mumps vaccine, first licensed in 1967, hassuccessfully decreased the number of cases to the point that mumps is no longera frequently encountered disease. Prior to the mumps vaccine program,approximately 186,000 cases of mumps were reported each year in the UnitedStated (US). Even with the sporadic clusters of re-emergence, there has been a99% decrease in the number of reported cases since the inception of thevaccination program. As of July 15, 2017, there have been 3,886 cases of mumpsreported this year in 45 states, making it a clinically relevant, though notprevalent, illness. Although not a new illness, many healthcare providers maynot have diagnosed or treated patients diagnosed with mumps. Here, we provide vital information to nursepractitioners, so they may adequately diagnose and treat mumps as well asremain vigilant in their surveillance of such an old virus that continues toinfect individuals today.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)estimates that there were 37,600 new HIV infections in 2014. Pre-exposureprophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective tool for the prevention of new HIVinfections that was approved by the FDA in 2012. PrEP is largely underutilizedby primary care providers. This clinical feature addresses provider barriersthat impede prescribing PrEP to high-risk patients and provides astraightforward approach for nurse practitioners to offer PrEP in the primarycare setting.
Meningococcal VaccineInformation Tent
To increase awareness of the MenB vaccine, AANP developed acolorful 7” x 5” trifold informational tent with a concise review ofmeningococcal disease, signs/symptoms, and prevention through MenACWY and MenBvaccines. This tent can be printed, folded, taped and placed in the waitingroom or exam rooms where patients and parents of adolescents will read it toinitiate questions and conversations about meningococcal disease preventionwith their health care provider
Hepatitis C HALO Patient Tool
Download, print and distribute this self-care guide to your patients after they are cured to give them easy to reference answers to common questions and tips for keeping their liver healthy long-term.
There are many resources available for both patients andproviders and we have listed some of them below for your convenience. Inclusionof these links does not imply AANP endorsement.