|N.P. (Nurse Practitioner)||
is a mid-level provider that is required to have a Bachelor's degree and then attend a rigorous 3-year training program mainly instructed by advanced nurses. Must be supervised by a physician. NPs can specialize much like physicians can, but are somewhat limited (i.e. pediatrics, family medicine, etc.).
|NIDDM (Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus)||
the most common type of diabetes and can be managed without insulin.
|NKDA or NDA||
No Known Drug Allergies
|NPI (National Provider Identifier)||
fairly new 8 digit alphanumeric identifier given to all medical facilities. Most M.D.s and DOS do not have NPIs at this time (they still use UPIN numbers). However, mid-level practitioners usually do.
|NSF (National Standard Format)||
standard format for electronic filing.