Provider Practice Essentials registered nurse continuing education

Post-COVID 19 Hair Loss

Kelsey Bates, APRN What we have witnessed over the last years with the COVID-19 pandemic has been gut wrenching. It’s rough enough to have the coronavirus! Post-viral problems can make things even worse. One particular post-COVID issue I’d like to focus on is telogen effluvium, or post-Covid 19 hair loss. What is telogen effluvium? Teleogen … Read more

Basic Chest X-Ray Interpretation

Melissa Cody, ARNP The chest radiograph (CXR) is by far the most commonly ordered radiographic exam. This is because it can give the clinician quick and easy insight into what may be ailing their patient. Most practice sites are lucky enough to have immediate access to a radiologist’s interpretation – but what if you don’t? … Read more

The Scoop on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders currently seen in health care. While a chronic GI disorder that affects the large intestine may seem simple, it is actually a very complex disorder. IBS is multifactorial in nature and goes beyond the large intestine. Many health care providers, including myself, may … Read more

What is Ultrasound?

Brandon Geer, APRN Ultrasound by definition is a collection of sound waves with frequencies above the limits of human hearing. The concept came from bats that navigated and hunted based on inaudible sound. Ultrasound was first used in World War I. A military scientist named Paul Langevin created a device to detect submarines. This has … Read more

AHA Certifications – 2020 Updates in Nutshell

Lindee Abe, APRN By now, most providers have become used to taking BLS, ACLS, PALS every 2 years. It often becomes just another task on the to-do list, but no one can argue that it’s not important to have mastery in these skills when working in the emergency department, clinic, hospital, or other setting. It … Read more

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