Medicus is proud to celebrate the 3rd annual National Advanced Practice Provider Week from September 25-29,2023! The theme for 2023 is "APPsolute Excellence". 

National Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Week recognizes the vital roles of Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants. These certified professionals assess, diagnose, treat, prescribe medications, perform procedures, and engage in clinical research to enhance patient care. 

APPs elevate both medicine and nursing, ensuring safe, high-quality, evidence-based care for our communities. This week, we celebrate their dedication and raise awareness of their essential contributions to healthcare. 

How Advanced Practice Providers Enhance Healthcare 

Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) are a vital part of the healthcare system, playing a crucial role in delivering comprehensive and patient-centered care. 

1. Diverse Specializations: APPs work in various medical specialties such as primary care, pediatrics, women's health, and surgical services. They not only improve access to care but can also help to alleviate patient volumes in overwhelmed or understaffed healthcare facilities. 
2. Expanded Roles and Help Bridge Gaps in Coverage: APPs often have the authority to assess, diagnose, treat, and manage patient conditions. This expanded scope of practice allows them to provide comprehensive care and improve access to healthcare services, especially in underserved areas with a shortage of physicians. 
3. Collaboration:  APPs work closely with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to deliver comprehensive, coordinated care. This team-based approach ensures that patients receive the best possible care. 

Here Are A Few Ways You Can Celebrate Your APPs During National Advanced Practice Provider Week: 

1. Express Gratitude:A simple "thank you" can go a long way! Take the time to express your appreciation for the hard work and dedication of APPs in your healthcare facility. 
2. Hold an Appreciation Breakfast or Lunch:Show your appreciation by organizing a special breakfast or lunch for the APPs in your healthcare facility. This is an excellent opportunity to gather everyone together and recognize their hard work and contributions! 
3. Spread The Word: Use social media or a quick email blast to spread the word about National Advanced Practice Provider Week, recognizing your incredible APPs!

The Virtual National APP Week Event 

The National APP Week kick-off ceremony starts on September 25, 2023, at noon EST. You can tune in virtually on the National APP Week Website. This year, the opening speaker is Steve Pemberton, Chief Human Resources Officer & Best Selling Author. There will be a session each day of the week featuring various speakers. As a bonus, all virtual sessions will be recorded and available on the National APP Week website. This allows each participant the flexibility to view the content at their convenience if they are unable to join the live sessions. 

Thank You, APPs! 

Medicus is privileged to partner with so many incredible locum tenens APPs. We thank and appreciate our APPs for their expertise and dedication to ensuring patients and communities have access to high-quality care. We invite you to learn more about National Advanced Practice Provider Week here! 

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