It’s National Nurse Practitioner Week, and Memorial Katy Cardiology Associates wants to recognize all nurse practitioners for their hard work and thank them for their dedication to patient care with a huge THANK YOU! Did you know that nurse practitioners offer 234,000 solutions to strengthening health care for America? Nurse practitioners are the health care providers of choice for millions of Americans each year, thanks to the high-quality, patient-centered primary, acute, and specialty care they provide. Nurse practitioners order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests and can prescribe medication and other treatments.
Nurse practitioners are proven expert, patient-centered clinicians, and they are the health care providers of choice for many people because of their unique combination of medical and nursing expertise and skills. Nurse practitioners diagnose and treat acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, infections, and injuries; they order, perform, interpret and supervise diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays; and they prescribe medications and other treatments.