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PHARMACOLOGIC MANAGEMENT OF COMMON MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS IN WOMEN

Authors

  • Jan M. Kriebs CNM, MSN,

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    • Jan M. Kriebs is in a private midwifery practice. She completed her midwifery education at Yale University in 1983. She has an extensive background in clinical practice, has been a service director, and worked in quality management. She serves as the chair of the American College of Nurse-Midwives Division of Standards and Practice.

  • Karen B. Burgin CNM, MA

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    • Karen B. Burgin received her nurse-midwifery education from the State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn in 1981 and a master of arts degree in nursing education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Nurse-Midwifery and is a midwife in clinical practice in Brooklyn, New York.


Karen Burgin, CNM, MA, 616 Third Street Brooklyn, NY 11215.

ABSTRACT

The range of musculoskeletal disorders encountered in primary care settings is broad, extending from simple injuries to complex chronic diseases. Assessment, management, referral, and pharmacologic intervention for many of these conditions may fall to certified nurse-midwives who increasingly are assuming primary care responsibilities.

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