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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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Resistant Hypertension for Nurse Practitioners Part 2

Nov 02, 2021

In Part 2 of our Resistant Hypertension videos, I’m looking at hyperaldosteronism, or high aldosterone levels, as a cause for treatment-resistant hypertension — and an under-recognized...

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Resistant Hypertension - Part 1

Oct 20, 2021

Resistant hypertension is a common chief complaint in primary care clinics. But for new nurse practitioners, there’s a lot to sort through.

Resistant Hypertension in Primary Care

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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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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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Simplified Hyponatremia Workup for New Nurse Practitioners

Sep 17, 2019

I saw a meme recently that compared hyponatremia to folding a fitted sheet— you can watch a million videos on how to do it but you're probably going to crumple it up and hope you never have...

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Easy Framework for Hyperkalemia Workup

Sep 03, 2019

High potassium isn't just terrifying, it's SO. COMMON.

You probably had the fear-of-potassium instilled in you as a tender nursing student like I did.

Today's video continues the Lab...

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