Real World NP

Real World NP

Hi, I’m Liz Rohr: family nurse practitioner, wife, mama and founder of Real World NP, a medical education company for new nurse practitioners in primary care. I’m on a mission to equip and guide new nurse practitioners so they can feel confident and capable through comprehensive, concise, and hyper-relevant educational resources, without the fluff. We’re also here to provide an approachable, supportive community in order to bring about a new generation of healthcare providers who know that they can make an impact & inevitably disrupt the healthcare industry. Each week you’ll hear a mix of clinical pearls and practice tips, guest interviews with specialists and allied health professionals, and guidance on navigating the role transition from RN to NP. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review so you won’t miss an episode. Plus, you’ll find links to all the episodes, plus extra goodies over at realworldnp.com/podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Episodes

September 21, 2021 21 min

Do you ever find yourself spending an ENTIRE 20-minute visit just getting a history?


And even with all that time, do you still leave the room feeling like you didn't even get the info you needed?


In this episode, I'm sharing my top tips for not only a FASTER history, but also a more accurate one — so you can take great care of your patients while saving time and, quite honestly, health care dollars.


You'll learn:

  • My top tip...
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    Seeing "lower leg swelling" as the chief complaint for patients as a new nurse practitioner was incredibly stressful. What’s the best course of action? Should you give diuretics for symptom control? Is this something serious...or something totally ordinary?


    I had a super interesting case the other week and knew immediately that I had to share it with you — and it was one that I actually got a double-check from my colleague o...

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    Urine microalbumin: you need to check it once a year for patients with diabetes. But interpreting the results — and knowing what to do with them! — can be tricky. 


    In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When to order urine microalbumin labs
  • How to interpret the results and what to do with them
  • How to treat abnormal levels
  • 4 steps to elevated microalbumin management

  • Need more support? Check out the Lab Interpretation Crash Course for Nurse Practi...

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    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 in the end you'll probably just crumple it up and hope you never have to deal with it again. 🤯


    Luckily in primary care low sodium is easier to deal with outpatient, and doesn't have to be super complicated. In this episode, I talk about low sodium, which is one of the top abnormal labs in pr...

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    Feeling uncertain about referring a patient? That’s super common. You might wonder things like:  


    Are there other tests you could do first?


    Should you wait it out?


    At what point can you be sure?


    In this episode I will answer ALL of these questions. I will also walk you through my 3-step process, the pitfalls and mistakes to avoid (that I learned from experience!). Plus, I’ll give you my NUMBER ONE resource to help you:


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    You've seen high WBC counts as a nurse, but what about leukocytosis that's only 13 or 15? And it's chronic? And what about peripheral smears? How do you know if it's urgent?


    In this episode we are going to talk about this super interesting case study to give you the step by step approach to interpreting these labs, and teach you how to manage a high WBC count safely and confidently.


    Together, we will cover:

  • Knowing whe...
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    There are many facets when it comes to interpreting Elevated Liver Enzymes (LFTs). In this episode we will be going through the most common presentation and primary care so that you will feel confident in knowing what steps to take when you come across these abnormal labs, and as a result, put your mind at ease and keep you from freaking out!

    Together, we will cover:

  • Key anchors of LFTs that you need to remember
  • Two main factors to kn...
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    It happens to all of us. Those questions and self doubts we get in the back of our minds, “What did I get myself into? Do I even know what I’m doing? Should I even be in this field?” 


    The list goes on. If you are struggling with these fears, then you need to know a few things. First, you are not alone! And second, you are in the right place, because I’m giving you the strategies I use to deal with imposter syndrome. 


    Imposter syndrom...

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    When you’re a new nurse practitioner, there can be a lot of overwhelming, high-stress situations that you may find yourself in. 


    A big contributing factor are lab interpretation resources — they’re scattered, hard-to-use, and don’t cover enough information. I used to DREAD opening up my lab results, but over time I went from avoiding my inbox to being obsessed with labs. 


    How did I get there? I found the right tools and techniques to...

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    Welcome to the first episode of the Real World NP Podcast! Let’s dive right into the good stuff. 


    I’m giving you my top three survival tips to help you get through your first year as a Nurse Practitioner. 


    As a student, you’re always looking to your preceptor for approval and feedback. You have someone to tell you, “Yes, that was right,” and “No, that was wrong.” This relationship sure makes things easier, but we don’t remain student...

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    July 27, 2021 3 min

    Hi, I’m Liz Rohr: family nurse practitioner, wife, mama and founder of Real World NP, a medical education company for new nurse practitioners in primary care. 


    I’m on a mission to guide and support new nurse practitioners so they can feel confident and capable through comprehensive, concise, and hyper-relevant educational resources, without the fluff. 


    Real World NP is also here to provide an approachable, supportive community in ord...

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