Clinical Tips and Tricks

As seasoned advanced practice providers, we’ve got some clinical pearls to share with new and experienced providers alike. From breaking down warfarin management guidelines to fool-proof tricks for stopping epistaxis, we share what has worked for us in patient care.

4 Key Questions to Help Your Patients Make Lifestyle Changes

Recently on the ThriveAP residency program webinar, a speaker discussed the concept of motivational interviewing. In my eight years as a nurse practitioner, I had …

Read More →

The Ultimate Abscess I&D Tutorial

You know you’re made for medicine when you see a bulging, fluctuant abscess and you just can’t wait to stick an #11 blade in to …

Read More →

Orthopedic Decision-Making Made Easy for the Ankle and Knee

A while ago, I discussed the concept of clinical prediction rules. Essentially, these rules are tools nurse practitioners can use to simplify and increase the …

Read More →

5 Tips for the New Advanced Practice Provider Starting Their Career

By Guest Blogger Marquita Fields, DNP, FNP-BC The caps are tossed in the air, there are no more discussion boards due, and you have submitted …

Read More →

CYA Charting: When Patients Don’t Follow Your Advice

Having worked as a nurse practitioner in the emergency department for more than 10 years, there have been plenty of times patients have chosen not …

Read More →

Returning to Work: Updated Guidelines and Tips for Providers

By Guest Blogger, Marci Farquhar-Snow, M.S., CCRN CMC A.C.N.P-BC AACC We definitely need to start getting back to “semi-normal” or whatever the “new normal” is. …

Read More →

5 ECG Interpretation Courses for Nurse Practitioners

Mastering the art of ECG interpretation is tough. Reading ECGs proficiently is a skill that takes practice and fine tuning over time. Nurse practitioners working in …

Read More →

5 Warfarin Management Resources for FNPs

After the potential side effects and complications of warfarin were hammered into me in my nurse practitioner program, I was pretty terrified to prescribe the …

Read More →

Tylenol vs. Ibuprofen: Which is Better for Fever?

Ahh, the age-old dilemma. When it comes to fever reduction, which works better – acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen? I treat a lot of patients in …

Read More →

How Can NPs Learn LARC Insertion?

As a nurse practitioner, training to provide more services and procedures gives your career a major boost. Not only do these abilities serve your patients …

Read More →

The Clinical Hack Link Pack

One of the things I like most about my job as a nurse practitioner is continuing to learn. Given that I am a more experienced …

Read More →

Laceration Repair Round Up: Best Posts for Learning to Suture

Mastering procedures was one of the more difficult parts of life as a new grad nurse practitioner. Procedures take practice. Not to mention, there are …

Read More →

Are you thriving in your practice?

Education + support programs for early career providers take your skill set to the next level. Practice with confidence.

Support and education for early career NPs & PAs

Download the ThriveAP info
packet for more information!