Fibromyalgia: is it Treatable?

Fibromyalgia…I feel that the waters are somewhat muddy when it comes to this chronic condition based on what I have heard or read some health care providers say. Through my own research and experience it is a very real condition that is treatable. It hurts my heart when patients who are suffering with the symptoms … Read more

Interpreting Culture Results – Part 1: Urinalysis and Urine Cultures

Interpreting culture results and laboratory tests has long been the bread and butter of clinical practice. Basic Chemistries are relatively straight forward, and modern lab result sheets come with a handy reference that shows the upper and lower limits of ‘normal’ values. However, interpreting culture results is a bit more tricky. In this series, we … Read more

Ventilator Management Basics: How to Set Ventilators and More

It’s important for providers of all levels to know how to set ventilator settings and other ventilator management basics. Scenerio: You are covering a very busy ER and your patient in respiratory failure you was just intubated.  The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) consults you on what ventilator settings you want the patient to be placed … Read more

My Journey To Being an NP

jason thornton nurse practitioner

When I introduce myself to the people who take our courses, I say “My name is Jason, and I am the oddball of the bunch”. I thought I’d share the story of my journey to becoming a nurse practitioner. When I was in high school, I thought I wanted to be a lawyer. I am … Read more

Who doesn’t need a strong, healthy brain?

brain health and Meditation

Meditation and the Brain A few months ago I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, The Doctor’s Farmacy with Dr. Mark Hyman, in this particular podcast the topic was meditation. Dr. Hyman was talking with Emily Fletcher, founder of Ziva Meditation, and their discussion really got the wheels in my head turning. Meditation … Read more

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