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 or totally ordinary?
I had an awesome case last week and immediately thought of you– and it was one that I actually got a double-check from my colleague on.
In this video (using a case study), you’ll learn:
- The top DDXs – most common and red flags
- What important history questions to ask
- Two clinical pearls of patient histories
- How to manage patients in this common scenario – re: testing & treatment
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Other videos I mentioned:
- How to Make a Plan of Care: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRAbE…
- New Nurse Practitioner Visit Routines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-3DW…
- Time-Saving Tips for New Nurse Practitioners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZn2P…
Once you’ve watched, I’d love to hear from you.
Leave me a comment below – what you can add to your workups of patients with lower extremity edema?
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Thanks so much for watching. Hang in there, and I’ll see you soon.