John W Distler

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Advanced physical assessment is a vital part of any advanced practice nursing curriculum and is typically one of the first courses taken. The teaching methods used vary greatly among schools of nursing. The more commonly used traditional approach begins by learning a complete head to toe physical examination followed by diagnosis and management courses in(More)
PURPOSE Grant funding from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Foundation was used to develop a community asthma education initiative for patients at Access Carroll. This initiative provided asthma education and supplies to current patients seen at the free healthcare clinic. While the focus was on patient education, the majority of funds were used(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate past and current evidence from randomized controlled trials on the efficacy of glucosamine sulfate (GS), glucosamine hydrochloride (GH), and chondroitin sulfate (CS) for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). DATA SOURCES An extensive review of four meta-analyses and a review of the findings of the recently published(More)
The nursing profession has advanced dramatically over the past 50 years. People are living longer, technology is advancing at a rapid rate, and patients are presenting more critically ill. The recent move in the US and other countries away from secondary and tertiary care towards primary care will have a dramatic impact on the practice of nursing as the(More)
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