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Clinical pearls and practice tips to save you time, frustration and help you learn faster so you can take the best care of your patients.

How to Get a Patient History

Sep 21, 2021

Do you ever find yourself spending an ENTIRE 20-minute visit just getting a history?

And even with all that time, do you still leave the room feeling like you didn't even get the info you needed?

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Lower Extremity Edema Causes - A Case Study for New Nurse Practitioners

Sep 14, 2021

Seeing "lower leg swelling" as the chief complaint for patients as a new nurse practitioner was incredibly stressful. What’s the best course of action? Should you give diuretics for symptom...

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Microalbuminuria Case Study: Lab Interpretation for Nurse Practitioners

Sep 07, 2021

Urine microalbumin: you need to check it once a year for patients with diabetes. But interpreting the results — and knowing what to do with them! — can be tricky. 

In this...

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What Causes Low Sodium? Hyponatremia Workup

Aug 31, 2021

I saw a meme recently that compared hyponatremia to folding a fitted sheet— you can watch a million videos on how to do it, but in the end you'll probably just crumple it up and hope you...

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New Nurse Practitioner Tips: What I Wish I Knew My First Year

Aug 24, 2021

Being new at anything — whether it's a new hobby, a new sport, a new form of exercise, a NEW JOB! — is hard. After the initial excitement about your fresh endeavor, you've got to start...

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How to Know When to Refer to a Specialist: # 1 Tip for New Nurse Practitioners

Aug 24, 2021

Feeling uncertain about referring a patient? That’s super common. You might wonder things like:  

Are there other tests you could do first?

Should you wait it out?

At what point...

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Interview with a Lactation Consultant

Aug 17, 2021

For patients, breastfeeding can be an emotional topic.

It’s often framed as a natural skill that breastfeeding parents and babies somehow magically know how to do after birth — but...

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Leukocytosis Case Study: Lab Interpretation for Nurse Practitioners 

Aug 17, 2021

You've seen high WBC counts as a nurse, but what about leukocytosis that's only 13 or 15? And it's chronic? And what about peripheral smears? How do you know if it's urgent?

In this episode we are...

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Clinical Interview Questions for New Nurse Practitioners

Aug 10, 2021

Some people love doing interviews.

Most people don’t.

And why would they? When you're being interviewed, you're literally being put on the spot and questioned about what you know...

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Elevated Liver Enzymes (LFTs) Case Study: Lab Interpretation for New Nurse Practitioners

Aug 10, 2021

There are many facets when it comes to interpreting Elevated Liver Enzymes (LFTs). In this episode we will be going through the most common presentation and primary care so that you will feel...

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