When you’re working as a primary care nurse practitioner, you are going to see —i.e. diagnosing and managing — a lot of shoulder pain.
Like, a lot of it. Musculoskeletal issues are one of the most common chief complaints in primary care, after all.
A patient might be dealing with a torn rotator cuff or adhesive capsulitis. Or maybe subacromial impingement syndrome. Or even thoracic outlet syndrome. (Zebra alert!)
As a new nurse practitioner, I used to find shoulder pain pretty overwhelming. While you can *see* all the musculoskeletal structures and how they work together, there’s a lot more going on beneath the surface and dealing with orthopedics can require a real depth of knowledge.
But I’m going to help give you a jump start on that! In this week’s video, I’m taking a high-level view of diagnosing and managing shoulder pain for new nurse practitioners. We’ll talk about:
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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