FREE TRAINING: 3 Mistakes Even Smart NPs Make Interpreting Labs

Diagnostic Approach to Fatigue in Primary Care

Apr 26, 2022

Fatigue is a tricky clinical topic that can seem overwhelming in a primary care visit – even for seasoned NPs. Is it acute or chronic? Is it a standalone symptom, or are there chronic conditions that make the picture unclear? What impact does the patient’s age have on this? 

Where do you even start? 

This week, let’s talk about what you need to know to be prepared for the patient with fatigue. We’ll strategize how to get the history you need, develop an approach to diagnosis, and cover the top questions to ask to be both comprehensive and efficient in your visit. 

We’ll go over the body systems you MUST assess and chronic causes to rule in and out in your fatigue assessment. You’ll also learn the labs that you want to be sure to order to have the complete clinical picture and what to do when the assessment is inconclusive. 

You will come away with the things that you need to develop a game plan to dig down into causes of your patient’s fatigue without overwhelming yourself – or missing any red flags. 

(FYI: to slow down the audio speed, hit the gear symbol in the bottom right corner and change it to .75x or .5x. Closed captions are also located at the bottom R hand corner of the video.

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