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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.

Diabetes Case Study in Mentorship for Nurse Practitioners

Jan 18, 2022

So many new grads are most worried about building their clinical knowledge base-- for good reason!

But it’s one thing to prepare for clinical topics-- researching algorithms, choosing the...

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How to Have Chronic Care Conversations

Nov 23, 2021

I love caring for patients with chronic conditions now, but it wasn’t always the case. Like so many new grads, I struggled with caring for patients managing chronic conditions -- where to...

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Managing Chronic Care Visits for New Nurse Practitioners

Nov 16, 2021

 Chronic care conditions are a big part of working in primary care, but they’re also complex, time-consuming, and stressful to treat, especially for new nurse practitioners. 

So...

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Managing CKD in Primary Care

Nov 09, 2021

When I was a new grad, I thought I’d never master CKD. It was so stressful because, as you probably know very well, unmanaged CKD can lead to kidney failure. 

But the more I’ve...

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Weight Loss Medications for New Nurse Practitioners (Part 2)

May 26, 2021

Prescribing weight loss medications in primary care is SUCH a common challenge for new nurse practitioners. It feels like there are so many options and things to keep track of.

This week’s...

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Weight Management Counseling for New Nurse Practitioners

May 19, 2021

Weight management counseling in primary care is such an important skill, and it’s truly the foundation that patients need before we can start addressing weight loss medications.

In this...

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Patient Case Review LIVE - Complex Diabetes after Hospital Discharge

Jan 07, 2021

This was a case I reviewed with my new grad NP mentee recently, that was complicated on SO many levels and unfortunately happens quite a bit.

It's a patient case where it's not just about the...

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Diabetes Management for New Nurse Practitioners

Jul 21, 2020

Diabetes management is the bread and butter of primary care. Why is it so hard to get a handle on blood sugar levels that are out of range?

First, there’s the meds. SO many meds.

...

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Insulin Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes | New Nurse Practitioners

May 26, 2020

In primary care, diabetes is an extremely common chronic condition. Often times, when patients' A1Cs are still out of range, we need to start insulin-- even if we'd prefer they'd see endocrine.

An...

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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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