Clinical Pearls

Important information for the clinical setting

Tips for Surviving NP School

If you thought nursing school was tough, wait until you get to nurse practitioner school. Heavy class loads, learning on the fly, and trying to balance school and life can be a huge challenge, no matter how well you perform as a student. However, NP school is a worthwhile investment that can...

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Should I Remove My IUD?

Should patients remove their own IUD? This is a question that is currently being asked. Traditionally a NP, PA, MD or DO places the IUD and the strings are cut to approximately 1 inch. This would make it hard for a patient to pull it out on their own and also make it unfelt during...

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How to Find Preceptors Using Social Media – Part 2

How to Find Preceptors Using Social Media – Part 2 Part 1 of this topic covered using Twitter and LinkedIn exclusively for outreach to potential preceptors. Far too many students are still calling clinics during business hours, and the truth is that it’s not effective. How Could It Be? Many...

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How to Find Preceptors Using Social Media

Finding preceptors, especially when the deadline date is around the corner is an extremely difficult task. It can be overwhelming and stressful! Let’s be honest the idea of having to cold call offices isn’t enticing at all, and dropping by random clinics around your city or town is the...

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How to be a Great Nurse Practitioner: The Top Skills You Need to Succeed

A nurse practitioner is a rewarding career centered on helping people stay healthy. Nurse practitioners (NPs) provide primary health care services, as well as work in specialized fields like women's health or pediatrics. This type of nurse works in a wide range of locations from hospitals,...

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I'm always amazed when a patient walks into the emergency department 48 hours after an injury requesting sutures. What has this individual been doing for the past two days that prevented them from seeking treatment within a more traditional time frame? While this doesn't happen often, these...

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What is an IUD?

IUD Birth Control Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a tiny T-shaped plastic device that is inserted into your uterus to prevent pregnancy. This is one of the most effective methods of birth control and inserted by a medical doctor, nurse practitioner...

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When to consider joint injections

It is understood that some medical conditions may require joint injections, and there is the need to know when to consider this. One should at least know the proper technique for joint injection before going for it. We will briefly take a look at the definition of joint infection. Afterward, we...

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