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Clinical pearls and practice tips to save you time, frustration and help you learn faster so you can take the best care of your patients.

Preoperative Exam for Nurse Practitioners

Nov 19, 2019

If you're overwhelmed and intimidated by preoperative exams, you're not alone.

Even a healthy patient undergoing a low-risk surgery can be stressful, but knowing the guidelines and tools can...

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Slightly Elevated Liver Enzymes: Lab Interpretation for New Grad NPs

Nov 11, 2019

How often do you open your EHR and find slightly elevated liver enzymes? (Daily, right?)

Should you worry about them?

What can cause liver enzymes to be elevated? Lab interpretation for new...

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Anemia Diagnosis: Lab Interpretation for New Grad NPs

Nov 05, 2019

How often do you open your EHR to find lab results that are slightly abnormal, but you're not sure if you need to worry about them?

Lab interpretation for new nurse practitioners can be...

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Time Management Tips for New Nurse Practitioners

Oct 28, 2019

Another day hits 5 o'clock and you wonder: how did you end up bringing so many charts and lab results home? Where did the day go??

Whether you have 15, 30 or even 60 minutes for each patient...

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High TSH Levels: Lab Interpretation for New Grad NPs

Oct 22, 2019

Finding a high TSH on a screening test or when you've ordered it for a fatigue workup is SO common.

But when do you actually need to treat it? And how?

Using a case study, you'll learn:

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Nurse Practitioner Visit Routines

Oct 15, 2019

You've got the front desk staff asking you to see a late patient, the lab needs you to put in orders, the pharmacy says they don't have the script you sent 45 minutes ago, and you have 2 patients...

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Leukocytosis Case Study: Lab Interpretation for New Grad NPs

Oct 08, 2019

You've seen high WBC counts as a nurse, but what about leukocytosis that's only 13 or 15? And it's chronic? And what about peripheral smears? How do you know if it's urgent?

The real world of...

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How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome as a New NP

Oct 01, 2019

I don't think I'll forget that feeling.

Every single day, between scrambling to figure out what to do for the patient in front of me, interpreting the labs in my inbox, and returning patient...

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Hyperglycemia Workup for New Nurse Practitioners

Sep 24, 2019

How do you know if someone with a glucose of 500 needs to go to the ER or can be managed outpatient?

Continuing on the lab interpretation series, today's video is all about knowing what to do,...

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Simplified Hyponatremia Workup for New Nurse Practitioners

Sep 17, 2019

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 you're probably going to crumple it up and hope you never have...

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