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Comparison of Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP and Adult-Gerontology Primary care NP 3
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Comparison of Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP and Adult-Gerontology Primary care NP

 

Adult Gerontology Acute Care

Nurse Practitioner

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Health Promotion, Health Protection, Disease Prevention and Treatment

Same as primary care nurse practitioner, just additional patients are characterized as “unstable, vulnerable in need of acute and critical care management” (AACN, 2012).

Population includes, “entire spectrum of adults including young adults, adults and older adults – provider of direct health care services” (AACN, 2010).

A.  Assessment of Health status

Same as primary care nurse practitioner, just additional patients more “acute, critical and chronically ill or injured” (AACN, 2012).

Competencies of assessment include “health promotion, health protection and disease prevention” (AACN, 2010).

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