Nursing@Georgetown Blog


How Will Telemedicine Impact the Future of Health Care?

Telemedicine, or telehealth, involves real-time communication between a patient and a doctor, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), or other provider. It can be used to treat chronic conditions and for remote patient monitoring, medical education, and specialist consultations.

Childbirth Options Explored

Unnecessary medical interventions during labor are putting women at risk, according to a 2015 report from the National Partnership for Women & Families. This means that it's important for women to consider their expectations for childbirth and to let those expectations guide their decisions. They should fully consider who will provide care and where that care will take place.

Our Growing Resistance to Antibiotics [Infographic]

According to the CDC, approximately 2 million people are diagnosed with antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections annually around the country, and at least 23,000 die due to these infections. In this piece, we'll discuss sources of exposure, trends in resistance, and what primary care providers can do to support proper and effective antibiotic use.

The Dangers of Indoor Tanning [Infographic]

It’s no secret that excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can have potentially dire consequences; the data is everywhere. Yet according to the latest research, a staggering number of adults and even teens still seek out tanning beds once the summer sun starts to wane. As we head into colder weather, consider all the facts before seeking out indoor tanning.

RN Radio: Leadership in Nursing

RN Radio is brought to you by Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies and Nursing at Georgetown, the school’s online master’s degree program in nursing.

Georgetown Professor to Lead American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Joyce Knestrick, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, director of distance education in the Department of Advanced Nursing Practice at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, has been voted in as president-elect of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She will begin service as president in 2017.