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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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