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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.

Interview with a Lactation Consultant

Aug 17, 2021

For patients, breastfeeding can be an emotional topic.

It’s often framed as a natural skill that breastfeeding parents and babies somehow magically know how to do after birth — but...

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Interview with a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Jun 30, 2021

One of the struggles for new nurse practitioners in primary care is managing women’s health topics, and knowing if and when to refer to an OBGYN specialist. We want to do things the right way...

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Diagnostic Approach to Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Jun 02, 2021

Abnormal uterine bleeding can be a stressful chief complaint to encounter as a new nurse practitioner.

And for good reason-- many patients worry that it’s a severe problem that will affect...

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Contraceptive Counseling for New Nurse Practitioners

Mar 24, 2021

I’ve made a few videos about contraceptive counseling, specifically IUD, Nexplanon and oral contraceptives, but this week I want to focus on the approach to the contraceptive counseling...

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction for New Nurse Practitioners

Feb 17, 2021

I’m SO excited to share this interview with you. I’m interviewing two pelvic floor therapists -- a family nurse practitioner who has gotten additional training, and a physical therapist...

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IUD Counseling for New Nurse Practitioners

Aug 05, 2020

When it comes to GYN, it seems like a clear yes or no for most providers. They love it, or feel totally mystified.

I'm obsessed, but I know that's not the case for everyone.

IUD Counseling for...

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What I need you to know about Nexplanon Counseling | New Nurse Practitioners

Jul 28, 2020

And as a general rule, I don’t really have pet peeves in practice. Most of the time I let things slide.

On my crankier days, though, here’s one of mine:

Nexplanon counseling...

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How to Choose Which Oral Contraceptive Pill for New Nurse Practitioners

Jul 14, 2020

When it comes to choosing which oral contraceptive pill to prescribe, there are SO many options. How do you know which one is the right one? As a new nurse practitioner, you’ll usually get...

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Vaginitis Differential & Treatment in Primary care

May 17, 2020

How do you know the difference between different types of vaginitis? It can feel really complicated, but there are a few simple tools that can make it easier to diagnose.

I usually recommend a...

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Dysuria in Primary Care for New Nurse Practitioners

May 12, 2020

As a new grad, I'd latch on to a symptom and top differential diagnosis, spending my whole visit chasing that idea instead of stepping back to consider the other possibilities.

Super easy to do...

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