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Coronavirus – Covid 19: What Your Need to Know | Nurse Practitioners

This is a scary, unprecedented times for providers, and is especially tough for newly minted nurse practitioners. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about coronavirus aka COVID-19 (but actually, SARS-Cov-2 is it’s real name). What we know feels like it’s changing by the minute, but below I’ve done an update for what we know so …

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Should You Use Antibiotics in a COPD Exacerbation? Case Study for Nurse Practitioners

Walking into an exam room and seeing the hunched over patient with labored breathing, audible wheezing, and oxygen tank can make you want to slowly walk out backwards as a new nurse practitioner — it’s intimidating! You can do this. A COPD exacerbation can look scary, but the management is fairly straight-forward. As is the …

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When to Use Antibiotics: Persistent Cough Case Study for Nurse Practitioners

It’s 2 p.m., the medical assistant comes to your office and lets you know your next patient is ready, and they’re here because they “need antibiotics” … … But do they? Or don’t they? They’ve “had a cold” or “a nasty cough” for over three weeks now. … they’ve “tried everything,” and “got an antibiotic …

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