IOM Advanced Practice Task Force of Iowa
Following a statewide meeting in July 2013, the Iowa Action Coalition formed the IOM Advanced Practice Task Force. Co-leaders of the task force are Maria Lofgren (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Laura Baker (Laura.Baker@unitypoint.org). The first 3 priorities of the task force are:
- Create presentations and Q&A document targeted toward boards of directors of healthcare organizations
- Develop tool kit for changing facility by-laws
- Provide editorials for local newspapers
The task force is working toward increasing ARNP representation on practice committees in healthcare organizations. The tool kit devoped by the task force provides a guideline for making changes to clinical staff bylaws to remove barriers to practice for ARNPs.
The presentation and Q&A document are designed to address the lack of knowledge about the capabilities of nurse practitioners by physicians, registered nurses and the general public.
PowerPoint Presentation: Institute of Medicine Advanced Practice Task Force of Iowa