Provider Practice Essentials registered nurse continuing education

Common, Non-Emergent Hand and Wrist Conditions-Part 2

Kelsey Bates, APRN Hand and wrist conditions of the non-emergent variety are common. Let’s pick up where we left off from our last post, and talk about some more. Pain in the thumb and wrist can be due to repetitive stress, and also direct trauma. Having a good understanding of the common things that can … Read more

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy: Literally a Pain in the Butt

Kelsey Bates, APRN I think we would all agree that the majority of health care providers are comfortable managing low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, elbow pain, etc. One musculoskeletal issue that can be equally as painful as the forementioned but may not be “as popular or well versed” as the others … Read more

Common, Non-Emergent Hand and Wrist Conditions (Part 1)

Kelsey Bates, APRN Hand and wrist issues are not something to take lightly. We use our hands for SO many things on a consistent basis. Two of the most common, non-emergent hand and wrist conditions that cause dysfunction are osteoarthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Imagine you are sitting down to chart on patients and a … Read more

New Guidelines for Gonorrhea Treatment

Lindee Abe, APRN Gonorrhea is typically an easy to treat diagnosis in medicine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issues new guidelines for gonorrhea treatment. It requires a single dose of ceftriaxone in clinic (unless there is an allergy to cephalosporins). We should treat Gonorrhea if there is a known or suspected exposure … Read more

A Root of Evil: Increased Intestinal Permeability

I was going to start this blog post on intestinal permeability with a patient scenario but decided against it. Because there are SO many different diseases and conditions that research has shown link back to increased intestinal permeability, I couldn’t choose one to start with. The following are just a few of the known conditions … Read more

The 3 Biggest Things I Learned While Studying for my PA-CAQ

Payal Shah, PA-C While studying for my CAQ, I learned many different things. Some while sitting down and answering review questions, others while actually on shift from my peers, attendings and consultants. I can discuss a plethora of information about everything I have learned, but I think the three most relevant things are: 1) Treat … Read more

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