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The Real Deal Nurse Practitioner Club is the most inclusive exclusive hangout for nurse practitioners and aspiring nurse practitioners. Join your host Sarah Michelle MSN, APRN, FNP-C, FNP-BC, and co-host, Anna, as they and their guests dive deep into what you need to know before taking your exam, passing your exam, and becoming a real deal nurse practitioner! Each week they’ll cover topics such as how to pass your nurse practitioner exam the first time, overcoming test anxiety, writing your ...
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FreshNP's podcast

Sean Dent, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN & Kati Kleber, BSN RN CCRN

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The learning curve to becoming a nurse practitioner is steep. This podcast is hosted by Sean Dent, MSN ACNP-BC CCRN and Kati Kleber, BSN RN CCRN and features expert content from FreshNP.com. Fresh NP is a hub of resources for prospective, current and new nurse practitioners to support and facilitate their transition from student to new clinician. Our goal is to bridge the knowledge gap about all things related to becoming a new NP. From which program to choose, to working with physicians, to ...
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"Heavy lies the crown" is a common misquote of "uneasy lies the head that wears a crown" from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2. It refers to the responsibility and insecurity of governing an entire kingdom. Likewise, "heavy lies the helmet" refers to the responsibility we face as critical care transport providers working in an autonomous and often unpredictable environment. Our minds are eased with education that better prepares us for any situation that we may encounter. That is exactly what ...
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Urgent Care Basics

Urgent Care Basics

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Urgent Care Basics aims to give the urgent care provider the most up to date medical knowledge packaged as a podcast. Weekly podcasts addressing topics focused on urgent care. Primary care topics will also be discussed as seen through the lens of an urgent care provider. Educational, entertaining, and easy to access!
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The Household Health Podcast with Michael Heuninckx RN-BSN

A weekly podcast empowering listeners to take an active role in the Health of their entire Household!

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The Household Health Podcast is a weekly podcast that is dedicated to delivering quality healthcare information and education to promote a healthy Household. Managing the health of your Household is a 24/7, 7 day a week, 365 days a year job. No matter how large the Household is, living a healthy life is not easy. It truly is a journey and one that no one should walk alone in. In episodes of The Household Health Podcast, interview are conducted with different healthcare professionals that hav ...
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Thanks for listening! 🌟 Learn what you've been missing in medicine! At CME4Life, our mission is to educate & empower the PA profession so that we can create a healthier world. We aim to Maximize Your Mind. Join Our Community! 🌐 Visit Our Website: Shop Here 📬 Subscribe to Our Mailing List: Join Here Live CME 2024: More Info Here Upcoming Events: 🌉 A…
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In honor of Pride Month this June, Anna is here this week to talk about inclusivity and how to exemplify that for the LGBTQIA+ community in healthcare. The LGBTQIA+ community is twice as likely to report discrimination by a healthcare provider than non-LGBTQIA+ people, among other chronic stressors that lead to stigmatization. As real-deal NPs, you…
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Thanks for listening! 🌟 Learn what you've been missing in medicine! At CME4Life, our mission is to educate & empower the PA profession so that we can create a healthier world. We aim to Maximize Your Mind. Join Our Community! 🌐 Visit Our Website: Shop Here 📬 Subscribe to Our Mailing List: Join Here Live CME 2024: More Info Here Upcoming Events: 🌉 A…
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Thanks for listening! 🌟 Learn what you've been missing in medicine! At CME4Life, our mission is to educate & empower the PA profession so that we can create a healthier world. We aim to Maximize Your Mind. Join Our Community! 🌐 Visit Our Website: Shop Here 📬 Subscribe to Our Mailing List: Join Here Live CME 2024: More Info Here Upcoming Events: 🌉 A…
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Advanced care planning is about your patients planning for the care they want in advance, just in case they become so seriously ill that they’re unable to advocate for themselves. While it’s vital for you to have these conversations with your patients, it often feels overwhelming and intimidating, especially if you’re getting ready to head out into…
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Thanks for listening! 🌟 Learn what you've been missing in medicine! At CME4Life, our mission is to educate & empower the PA profession so that we can create a healthier world. We aim to Maximize Your Mind. Join Our Community! 🌐 Visit Our Website: Shop Here 📬 Subscribe to Our Mailing List: Join Here Live CME 2024: More Info Here Upcoming Events: 🌉 A…
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Thanks for listening! 🌟 Learn what you've been missing in medicine! At CME4Life, our mission is to educate & empower the PA profession so that we can create a healthier world. We aim to Maximize Your Mind. Join Our Community! 🌐 Visit Our Website: Shop Here 📬 Subscribe to Our Mailing List: Join Here Live CME 2024: More Info Here Upcoming Events: 🌉 A…
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Over the past couple of years, weight loss medications like Ozempic have skyrocketed in popularity, having gained the attention of celebrities and social media influencers for their seemingly magical weight loss powers. As a real-deal Nurse Practitioner, you must understand how these medications work in the body and how to safely prescribe them, an…
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Thanks for listening! 🌟 Learn what you've been missing in medicine! At CME4Life, our mission is to educate & empower the PA profession so that we can create a healthier world. We aim to Maximize Your Mind. Join Our Community! 🌐 Visit Our Website: Shop Here 📬 Subscribe to Our Mailing List: Join Here Live CME 2024: More Info Here Upcoming Events: 🌉 A…
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Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) plays an essential part in the body's osmotic/fluid balance, sodium homeostasis, and blood pressure regulation. This hormone is synthesized in the hypothalamus and released from the posterior pituitary gland. In conditions such as Diabetes Insipidus (DI) and Syndrome of Inappropriate ADH (SIADH), there is a lack of synthe…
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You can probably remember how intimidating and overwhelming it was in your very first job as a new nurse, and starting out in your Nurse Practitioner career is no different. You’re learning new skills with a higher level of responsibility and liability, so if you’re not yet walking around with the confidence of a seasoned NP, you’re not alone. Anna…
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Thanks for listening! 🌟 Learn what you've been missing in medicine! At CME4Life, our mission is to educate & empower the PA profession so that we can create a healthier world. We aim to Maximize Your Mind. Join Our Community! 🌐 Visit Our Website: Shop Here 📬 Subscribe to Our Mailing List: Join Here Live CME 2024: More Info Here Upcoming Events: 🌉 A…
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This week, Anna is speaking with the founder and CEO of NPHub, Krish Chopra. They are the best in the industry when it comes to finding Nurse Practitioner clinical placements, and they have a quality control process in place that prioritizes the well-being of both students and preceptors. That's why we’ve launched a partnership with them. Learn how…
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Diagnostic reasoning is an essential skill for Real Deal Nurse Practitioners. A misdiagnosis can lead to unnecessary treatments, delayed treatment, and ultimately cause undue harm and stress to our patients. A major part of our role as NPs is diagnosing conditions, so we need to ensure our diagnoses are accurate. Tune in this week for a vital overv…
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Thanks for listening! 🌟 Learn what you've been missing in medicine! At CME4Life, our mission is to educate & empower the PA profession so that we can create a healthier world. We aim to Maximize Your Mind. Join Our Community! 🌐 Visit Our Website: Shop Here 📬 Subscribe to Our Mailing List: Join Here Live CME 2024: More Info Here Upcoming Events: 🌉 A…
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Angioedema is defined by upper airway swelling secondary to an immune response. The trigger and subsequent physiological response are how we categorize it. In this podcast, we discuss how to diagnose and treat both types: IgE/Histamine-mediated and Bradykinin-mediated. We also touch on how to address the difficult airway that may or may not lead to…
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🌊 Set sail with us on another enlightening episode of Seas of Knowledge, featuring John Bielinski, MS PA-C, on TALK EM! 🚢 Join us as we navigate through the seas of medical wisdom, despite John being aboard a cruise ship. In this episode, we delve into the crucial topic of antiemetics and their role in managing gastroenteritis. Get ready to chart a…
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If you’re currently a future real-deal Registered Nurse, this is a must-listen episode. After studying, going through courses, clinical work, and approaching graduation, prepping for the NCLEX can often feel like you’re starting right back at the beginning. That’s why feeling supported throughout your journey is essential, and we’re here to share h…
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I'm Sarah Michelle, a host of the Real Deal Nurse Practitioner Club and I'm on a mission to get more nurse practitioners licensed and practicing in the field than ever before. We created this podcast for students and new nurse practitioners who have struggled with the pressure and the anxiety, preparing for their board exams and then entering into …
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Join us aboard the waves as we delve into the intricate world of EKGs and Valve Dynamics with John Bielinski, a seasoned expert in emergency medicine. Despite the backdrop of gentle ocean waves, John brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, guiding us through the complexities of cardiac diagnostics and physiology. Get ready to emba…
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For those of you who aren’t familiar, my daughter Meadow was born with a severe congenital heart defect last year. Being an advocate for congenital heart disease feels like the most special and important thing I can do as a Heart Mom, and sharing more about this is exactly what I felt called to do this Heart Month. I share some statistics on congen…
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When discussing methylene blue, management and treatment of methaemoglobinaemia is usually the first indication mentioned. But in this podcast, we challenge you to increase the size of your lense and focus on its benefits in other states (e.g., septic shock). Of course, we could not do this alone, so we invited a Flight Paramedic, Pharmacist, Toxic…
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There are many unique and amazing opportunities out there for Nurse Practitioners when it comes to global health. The great news is that because global health is a top priority, there are several resources available for exploration. Anna and I are here this week to guide you through the ins and outs of your global health journey. Hear how Nurse Pra…
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Tune in to the TALKEM podcast and embark on a thrilling journey through the captivating realm of EKG interpretation! 🌟 If deciphering an electrocardiogram (EKG) has ever felt like cracking a secret code, fear not! 🧩 Join us as we unravel the mysteries behind contiguous leads and their pivotal role in unraveling the heart's electrical activity. 💓 Gr…
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Transitioning from nurse to Nurse Practitioner is a big deal. It’s truly a whole new career. You’ve passed your boards, graduated from school, and now, you’re a real-deal NP. However, you’re not alone if self-doubt and fear are coming up for you. That’s why Anna and I are here this week to share our top tips on how to succeed on your first day as a…
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🎙️ Meet Michael Caplan - Emergency Medicine! 🚑🌟 👨‍⚕️ John Bielinski, a seasoned emergency medicine expert, is your host for the TALK EM Podcast. With a wealth of experience and a passion for educating the medical community, John brings you the latest insights, clinical pearls, and expert discussions in the world of emergency medicine. 🌟 Joining Joh…
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Join us in this episode of the TALK EM Podcast as we delve deep into the critical world of emergency medicine. In this insightful episode, our host, John Bielinski, takes you on a journey through the complexities of evaluating chest pain in the emergency department and understanding the invaluable tool known as the Heart Score. About the Episode: C…
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Though we have delved into foreign HEMS systems in the past (See Episode 61 – Down Under Dynamics w/Dr. Cliff Reid), we have not dedicated an entire series to it. Having now rubbed shoulders with many clinicians and operators around the world, it is evident that these conversations need to take place on a regular basis. Why? Because operating in a …
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Welcome to another enlightening episode of 'TALK EM,' where we dive into the intricate world of electrocardiograms (EKGs) with our esteemed host, John Bielinski. This episode is a must-listen for medical professionals, students, and anyone interested in understanding the vital art of EKG interpretation. John Bielinski brings his expertise and uniqu…
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No matter what kind of Nurse Practitioner you are, you likely work alongside hospitalists, nurses, case managers, social workers, specialists, and ancillary staff. The unifying thread between all of you is to create a positive patient experience and to provide excellent care. How can we, as real-deal Nurse Practitioners, contribute to the ever-evol…
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Join host John Bielinski in an enlightening conversation with esteemed Lawyer Sally Broad, as they delve into the intricate world of medical malpractice. This episode offers an in-depth look at the legal nuances and challenges in the healthcare industry. Sally Broad, with her vast expertise in legal matters, provides valuable insights and guidance …
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Seasoned medical professional John Bielinski delves into the intricate world of Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) care within the dynamic field of Emergency Medicine. This episode is rich with insights, drawing from Bielinski's extensive experience and expertise. The series covers a wide range of topics, from common ENT emergencies to complex cases, offe…
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Ensuring you excel in Nurse Practitioner school while also making time for the things you enjoy, that recharge you and that give you energy for other areas of your life, is easier said than done. That’s why Anna is taking over the show this week to share her top tips. Tune in this week to hear Anna’s tangible tips for striking a balance between Nur…
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This episode aims to unravel the complexities surrounding syphilis, a disease shrouded in stigma and mystery. John brings his extensive knowledge and engaging style to explore the origins, symptoms, and modern treatment options of syphilis. You will benefit from a deep dive into the latest research, preventative measures, and the socio-cultural imp…
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If you want to balance seeing your loved ones with this busy period at work during the Holidays, you're in the perfect place. The holiday season is a jam-packed time when all Nurse Practitioners want to give their full attention to patients as well as friends and family. But how do we do that without being completely stretched thin? Tune in to disc…
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"Self-loading baggage" is a derogatory term often used by pilots to describe lazy or disengaged medical crew members in the air medical industry. Whether intentional or not, this behavior sets a bad precedent for those of us that want to embrace aviation cross-training and be able to assist the pilot effectively. In this podcast episode, we are joi…
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You’ve graduated, passed your boards, and the next critical step is licensing and credentialing. This can feel like a huge time-consuming hurdle you have to overcome on your journey to becoming a real-deal Nurse Practitioner. Although it seems complicated, NP certification and licensure are essential. Join us on this episode as Anna and I review th…
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Thanks for listening! 🌟 Learn what you've been missing in medicine! At CME4Life, our mission is to educate & empower the PA profession so that we can create a healthier world. We aim to Maximize Your Mind. Join Our Community! 🌐 Visit Our Website: Shop Here 📬 Subscribe to Our Mailing List: Join Here Live CME 2024: More Info Here Upcoming Events: 🏖️ …
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Thanks for listening! 🌟 Learn what you've been missing in medicine! At CME4Life, our mission is to educate & empower the PA profession so that we can create a healthier world. We aim to Maximize Your Mind. Join Our Community! 🌐 Visit Our Website: Shop Here 📬 Subscribe to Our Mailing List: Join Here Live CME 2024: More Info Here Upcoming Events: 🏖️ …
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The Russo-Ukrainian War is an ongoing international conflict between Russia and Ukraine. At times such as these, medical training is essential and sometimes required of laypersons. International Medical Corps partnered with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) to provide comprehensive emergency and trauma care training to healthcare workers, p…
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If you’re ready to look forward to going to clinical instead of dreading it, you’re in the right place. Anna and I are here today to share some of our own personal experiences of navigating clinical rotations and to show you how to take control of your clinical experience so it sets you up for future career opportunities. Learn the importance of fo…
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B.R.A.S.H. Syndrome is a phenomenon with a constellation of Bradycardia, Renal failure, AV nodal blockade, Shock, and Hyperkalemia requiring identification and management in the prehospital and transport setting. In this podcast episode, live from AMTC23, we discuss the pathophysiology of BRASH Syndrome, highlighting the synergy between its compone…
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The most common and widely accepted format of clinical documentation is the SOAP note. It addresses the legal aspect of documenting the care you provide, but it also allows for consistency across providers, which is essential in healthcare. With all providers using the same format, it allows anyone reading it to follow along with your patient’s dia…
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This week, Anna and I are here to discuss a topic that is near and dear to our hearts: mental health and self-care for Nurse Practitioners. If you’ve taken any of our classes, you’ll know that we focus on stress and anxiety management as you prepare for boards, but prioritizing your mental health is vital throughout your career as a healthcare prov…
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Dan presented the talk “Metabolic Acidosis: The Eye Can Only See What the Mind Can Comprehend” at AMTC23. In this recording, he teaches you how to identify the prevalence of acid-base disorders including triple disturbances, how to calculate anion gap and determine the etiology of the gap, and how to identify adequacy of compensation for a primary …
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As a critical care clinician, do you consider yourself well-versed in comfort care? Do you consider yourself well-rehearsed in having the discussions leading up to the patient's or family's decision to implement it? This concept may be outside your comfort zone, especially if you work in emergency medicine. But the fact of the matter is, from the p…
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What is telemedicine, what are its benefits, and what are the factors that lead to success in the telemedicine field? There are some common challenges, legal considerations, and best practices for Nurse Practitioners moving into the virtual realm, and we’re discussing all of them on today’s show. Join me and Anna today to discover everything you ne…
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This week on "Talk 'Em," we dive deep into the world of resilience, medicine, and combat training with our special guest, Brian Dessel. A former "Team Guy" (Navy Seal,) a PA and now a Combat Trainer, Brian's multifaceted journey is nothing short of inspirational. Hosted by CME4Life owner John Bielinski, join us as they discuss the intersections of …
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Anna and I are talking about a topic that is at the very heart of nursing practice this week: physical assessment and examination skills. These skills are the cornerstone of effective patient care, diagnosis, decision making, and all the important things we do as Nurse Practitioners. Learn how to get proficient in the physical assessment and examin…
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Episode Description: In this episode, seasoned Physician Assistant (PA) educators John Bielinski and Dr. Scott Massey delve deep into the nuances of PA education, shedding light on the common challenges and pitfalls students face. Dr. Massey, with over three decades in PA education, shares insights from his journey and the groundbreaking predictive…
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