Nurse Practitioners of New York

Request for Comment from AANP on a CNN Documentary

Posted over 6 years ago by Juliette Blount

Don’t let the chance to watch and comment on Escape Fire escape your attention when it re-airs on CNN, Saturday, March 16th at 8:00pm ET (or click video link below). It will re-air again at 11pm & 2am ET. An "Escape Fire" is an unconventional or counter-intuitive solution to a difficult problem. To survive approaching forest fires, firefighters will burn the grass around them to create a fuel-free safe spot. Escape fires are needed to fix our health care system in this country in much the same way that NPs need to be recognized for their role as providers of expert primary, acute and specialty health care services.

The documentary asked the question, “What is your escape fire?” NPs are an answer to the health care crisis. The documentary does not acknowledge the role of the nurse practitioner but does provide opportunities for viewers to weigh in thru social media. With more than 157,000 NPs practicing in the United States today, the NP has a powerful voice and a compelling message. Let that voice and message be heard by commenting on Escape Fire this Saturday. Reference #RescueHealthcare on Twitter to join the conversation. When the documentary aired for the first time last weekend, hundreds of people joined the conversation and commented. The hashtag continues to trend, with thousands participating, creating an exciting opportunity for nurse practitioners to make their voices heard in this important health care discussion.