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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.

Facial Swelling Case Study for Nurse Practitioners

Jul 20, 2021

I had a patient last week who came in with facial swelling. It’s not a super common chief complaint in primary care, honestly, and neither were her exact symptoms or presentation. 

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HSV Diagnosis for New Nurse Practitioners

Apr 07, 2021

So often in primary care, patients come in asking for testing for herpes, whether they have symptoms or not. Sometimes it’s because they “want to be tested for everything,” or are...

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Acute Diarrhea Diagnosis for New Nurse Practitioners Part 2

Mar 17, 2021

Patients presenting with an acute diarrheal illness is one of the MOST common chief complaints in primary care. They’re also typically worried, wondering if they need antibiotics AND usually...

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Acute Diarrhea Diagnosis for New Nurse Practitioners

Mar 10, 2021

Acute diarrhea is SUCH a common chief complaint in primary care. In this week’s video I’m covering acute diarrhea diagnosis for new nurse practitioners in primary care. 

Acute...

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Post Covid Symptoms

Mar 03, 2021

SO many patients are dealing with post covid symptoms lately. Fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain… it’s frustrating for patients and providers alike.

Managing Post-Covid Symptoms...

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Syphilis Laboratory Diagnosis for New Nurse Practitioners

Jan 12, 2021

Syphilis lab interpretation can be confusing, and it’s a BIG topic, but in this video I review the most common scenario that I see in primary care.

Interpreting Syphilis Labs in Primary Care

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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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Cellulitis Skin Infection & Erysipelas for New Nurse Practitioners

Sep 01, 2020

When it comes to cellulitis, there’s a lot to think about. Most of the new nurse practitioners that I mentor have the textbook knowledge and the clinical judgment, but there are a few steps...

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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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