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Real World NP Videos & Podcast: Clinical pearls and practice tips so you can learn faster and take the best care of your patients.

Resistant Hypertension for Nurse Practitioners Part 2

Nov 02, 2021

 

In Part 2 of our Resistant Hypertension videos, I’m looking at hyperaldosteronism, or high aldosterone levels, as a cause for treatment-resistant hypertension — and an...

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Interview with a pharmacist

Oct 26, 2021

Both pharmacists and nurse practitioners play a critical role in medication management for patients. 

But we don’t always understand what we can do for one another, which can lead to...

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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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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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