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Medical Decision Making and Referral for New Nurse Practitioners

Nov 10, 2020

Are you referring too much as a new nurse practitioner? I have this conversation a lot with the new nurse practitioners that I mentor. 

This is really about two questions: how to make medical decisions, and when’s the “right time” to refer.

In this video, I lay out the three main options you have when it comes to making sound medical decisions, and the moral of the story when it comes to deciding when to refer out.

(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.)


Other videos I mentioned:

How to Make a Plan of Care: https://youtu.be/zRAbEeo_2pE

How to Know When to Refer to a Specialist (My #1 Tip): https://youtu.be/xoFAYS0YN_U

What to Do When You Don’t Know the Answers: https://youtu.be/VfDV8cnqXjQ


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