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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.

Resistant Hypertension

Oct 20, 2021

Resistant hypertension is a common chief complaint in primary care clinics. But for new nurse practitioners, there’s a lot to sort through. 

In this video, I walk through the thought...

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Diagnostic Approach to Dizziness

Oct 12, 2021

Dizziness alone accounts for about 5% of all primary care office visits in the US.

5%! That's a huge number.

But as a chief complaint, dizziness is somewhat nebulous.

The causes of dizziness can...

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Diagnostic Approach to Back Pain

Oct 05, 2021

Back pain — it’s truly one of the most common issues you come across in primary care. That’s why you need to have your diagnostic approach to it down pat as a nurse practitioner.

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Interview with an Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner

Sep 29, 2021

It’s super common for new NPs — and experienced ones — to get anxious when encountering orthopedic complaints.

It’s a conundrum — on one hand, it seems like it should...

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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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