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 be simple. After all, you can feel all the musculoskeletal body structures right there.
But at the same time, there are so many (SO MANY!) nuances to each body part. And there’s a lot of ortho lingo to wrap your head around.
That’s why it’s helpful to understand exactly what an orthopedic nurse practitioner does — and what that means for working in primary care.
So sit back and enjoy — this week, orthopedic nurse practitioner, Yessica Salazar, has stopped by to talk ortho with us...and left behind so many great clinical pearls that I just know will help you in your daily practice:
✅ How to order knee X-rays the right way
✅ Her approach to medications for orthopedic complaints
✅ Non-invasive treatment options for patients
Check it out here:
(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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