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Bill to allow pharmacists to administer vaccines advances

...that passed on Monday, which would allow pharmacists to administer vaccines without oversight from a doctor or nurse practitioner.Pharmacists would be required to log the vaccines they administer in a statewide database.Giessel said immunization...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-15/bill-allow-pharmacists-administer-vacci
State | AK legislature
Delays at Alaska VA clinics are shorter than US average

...asked the VA's inspector general to look into the quality of care provided.The clinic currently has a fulltime nurse practitioner and partners with the Southcentral Foundation to help with patients. The VA also has used contract physicians to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/delays-alaska-va-clinics-are-shorter-us
State
Representative rushed to ER after floor speech

...was rolled into the House Speaker's Chambers on his chair.Olson and Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, a nurse practitioner, responded immediately to make sure the representative was stable. The Senate called an at-ease while its members...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/representative-rushed-er-after-floor-sp
State
Growing season

...indoors in the winter than they do in the summer months, according to Juneau's growers.Becca Van De Water, a nurse practitioner at Wellspring, has a thriving hydroponic tower garden in her kitchen. "My mom's an organic farmer, so I grew...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-05/growing-season
Outdoors
State looks to expand Medicaid in July

...cost-saving include expanding the role of non-MD health care workers - health, dental and behavioral health aides and nurse practitioners - so more Alaskans can get medical help closer to home; and more commonly using telehealth services - essentially...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-16/state-looks-expand-medicaid-july
State | Local | AK legislature
Health center faces staffing challenges

...the clinic for years, head nurse practitioner Janna Brewster, has departed...Mariya Lovishchuk said. A local nurse practitioner took over Brewster's role...contract with an Anchorage-based nurse practitioner. According to past Empire...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-17/health-center-faces-staffing-challenges
Local
Killer's bargain angers mother of victim

...was sentenced to life in prison in February 2010 in the 2007 death of Mindy Schloss, a neighbor who worked as a nurse practitioner. At the time, he also confessed to killing Della Brown in a shed in Anchorage in 2000. A jury acquitted him of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-25/killers-bargain-angers-mother-victim
State
Community clinic continues service

...accepting community members ... on a fee-for-service basis and Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield," Nurse Practitioner Janna Brewster said. "The grants don't cover everything so we have to have a revenue flow."Front Street Community...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-16/community-clinic-continues-service
Local
Convicted killer says he has 3 more victims

...Wade was sentenced to life in prison in February 2010 in the 2007 death of Schloss, a neighbor who worked as a nurse practitioner."I deserve much worse," he tearfully said at his state court sentencing.In a signed plea agreement for the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-22/convicted-killer-says-he-has-3-more-vic
State
Juneau Community Foundation grant supports JUMPP program

...Health Nursing; and Partnerships for Families & Children. The core working group includes three pediatricians, a nurse practitioner, a psychologist, a public health nurse, non-profit and state-agency social workers, medical office staff...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-29/juneau-community-foundation-grant-s
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