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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.

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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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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Chronic Hepatitis B Serologies & Management in Primary Care

Jun 30, 2020

I love GI, but something about Hepatitis - specifically Hepatitis B serologies - is super confusing for not just me, but most clinicians. And it's something that will continue to come up time and...

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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 C Case Study: Lab Interpretation for New Grad NPs

Jan 07, 2020

Diagnosing hepatitis C is actually super simple, but can trip up new (and experienced!) nurse practitioners.

You may think: "I'm in primary care, do I need to know that?"

It comes up more...

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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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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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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 in primary care.

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

Diagnosis and Management...

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