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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.

Managing Anxiety in Primary Care for New Nurse Practitioners

Apr 21, 2020

Managing anxiety in primary care is super common, but especially now during the pandemic quarantine. Even though there is a psychiatric mental health NP specialty and psychiatry specialists, we...

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New Nurse Practitioner Job Tips with The Resume Rx

Apr 14, 2020

Getting a job as a NP is SO different than getting one as a nurse.

This week I had my friend Amanda from The Resume Rx on to answer the top questions I got about starting the NP job process.

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Lower Extremity Edema Causes | Case Study for New Nurse Practitioners

Mar 10, 2020

Seeing "lower leg swelling" as the chief complaint for my patient as a new nurse practitioner was incredibly stressful.

Should you give diuretics for symptom control? Is this something serious...

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How to Get a Patient History | Nurse Practitioner Tips

Mar 03, 2020

Do you ever find yourself spending an ENTIRE 20-minute visit getting a history alone?

And even with all that time, you still leave the room and feel like you didn't even get the info you needed?...

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Atopic Dermatitis Treatment Pearls for New Grad NPs

Feb 25, 2020

Atopic dermatitis can SO painful for patients and their families. It can feel frustrating for both the patients and providers when they keep coming back without getting any better.

I got to chat...

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Billing and Coding for Nurse Practitioners

Feb 11, 2020

Billing and coding for nurse practitioners— the most common "real world" frustration for new nurse practitioners?

Figuring out how to bill and code your office visits can feel...

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How to Know When to Refer to a Specialist: #1 Tip for New Grad NPs

Feb 04, 2020

A major stressor for new nurse practitioners is whether or not they are referring out too much from primary care to specialists. It's a challenging part of the role transition from RN to NP to get...

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Lipid Panel Case Study: Lab Interpretation for New Grad NPs

Jan 28, 2020

Interpreting lipid panels in primary care can be deceptively confusing! It's a routine lab that you'll see (or already see) every day in primary care. We need to know when to order it, how to...

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Microalbuminuria Case Study: Lab Interpretation for New Grad NPs

Jan 21, 2020

Urine microalbumin is one of the most common tests we order in primary care. It's a standard of care for patients with diabetes to check it annually to assess for signs of early renal impairment.

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Hepatitis B Case Study: Lab Interpretation for New Grad NPs

Jan 07, 2020

Hepatitis B lab interpretation can feel like a total mind-bender. The lab names alone are like an alphabet soup!

Overall, there's a lot to say about Hepatitis B, but in this case study I'll be...

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