Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2009 Jun;21(6):301-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-7599.2009.00410.x.

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force: an evidence-based prevention resource for nurse practitioners.

Author information

  • 1Prevention Dissemination & Implementation, Center for Primary Care, Prevention and Clinical Partnerships, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, USA. tricia.trinite@ahrq.hhs.gov

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To describe the work of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and to encourage nurse practitioners (NPs) to use its evidence-based recommendations for clinical preventive services.

SOURCES:

Evidence reports, recommendation statements, and journal articles published under the auspices of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force since its establishment in 1984.

CONCLUSIONS:

A core competency for NPs working in primary care is knowledge about and provision of appropriate preventive services for their patients. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of experts in prevention and primary care, is an important resource for NPs.

IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE:

NPs can use Task Force recommendations to guide their screening, counseling, and preventive medication decisions. They can also educate patients about the missed prevention opportunities related to underuse of effective services and the potential harms of overuse of inappropriate preventive services.

PMID:
19527308
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Blackwell Publishing
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk