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Hi, I’m Liz Rohr: family nurse practitioner, wife, parent, and founder of Real World NP, a continuing education company for new nurse practitioners in primary care.
I’m on a mission to equip and guide new nurse practitioners so they can feel confident and capable through comprehensive, concise, and hyper-relevant educational resources, without the fluff. We’re also here to provide an approachable, supportive community in order to bring about a new generation of healthcare providers who know that they can make an impact & inevitably disrupt the healthcare industry.
Each week you’ll hear a mix of clinical pearls and practice tips, guest interviews with specialists and allied health professionals, and guidance on navigating the role transition from RN to NP. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review so you won’t miss an episode. Plus, you’ll find links to all the episodes, plus extra goodies over at realworldnp.com/podcast.

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Real World NP Liz Rohr

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    • 4.9 • 396 Ratings

Hi, I’m Liz Rohr: family nurse practitioner, wife, parent, and founder of Real World NP, a continuing education company for new nurse practitioners in primary care.
I’m on a mission to equip and guide new nurse practitioners so they can feel confident and capable through comprehensive, concise, and hyper-relevant educational resources, without the fluff. We’re also here to provide an approachable, supportive community in order to bring about a new generation of healthcare providers who know that they can make an impact & inevitably disrupt the healthcare industry.
Each week you’ll hear a mix of clinical pearls and practice tips, guest interviews with specialists and allied health professionals, and guidance on navigating the role transition from RN to NP. Make sure you subscribe and leave a review so you won’t miss an episode. Plus, you’ll find links to all the episodes, plus extra goodies over at realworldnp.com/podcast.

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    Nutritional Counseling for Diabetes Patients - What You Need to Know

    Nutritional Counseling for Diabetes Patients - What You Need to Know

    Diabetes might be one of the most challenging chronic conditions to manage. It definitely requires a lot of partnership between provider and patient; you may find yourself spending more time with your diabetic patient than any other group of patients in your practice.
    We talked with Nurse Practitioner and Registered Dietitian, Meghan Kavanaugh, about her work with diabetic patients. The interview was such a hit that we brought her back again to answer all of your questions about the nutritional aspects of helping your patients with diabetes. This week, we get answers to your questions, and more, including:

    Where to start with nutritional counseling for diabetic patientsHow motivational interviewing can help with nutrition counselingRealistic strategies that patients can start using as soon as they leave your visitThe importance of understanding the patient’s lifestyle in order to optimize their diabetes management
    Diabetes can be a tough condition to manage; nutrition is at the foundation of good management, but not all patients have the same experience when it comes to food. Patients that travel, patients that have limited access to certain foods, patients who have religious reasons for eating or not eating certain foods, patients who simply have preferences for certain foods over others – all of these things must be kept in mind as we create strategies to help our patients manage their diet and their diabetes.
    If you liked this post, also check out:
    👉 Ask A Diabetic Educator Nurse Practitioner
    👉 Diabetes Case Study in Mentorship for Nurse Practitioners
    👉 Chronic Care Conversations
    Read the full blog here.
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    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Introduction
    03:15 - Where do you start with a new diagnosed diabetes patient
    06:31 - How to start as a beginner 101
    10:37 - Standards that Dietitians follow
    13:04 - Carbohydrate Counting
    14:46 - Different kinds of diet
    18:21 - Out Patient Education and Management
    28:46 - How To Often To Do Follow-Up Visits On Patients
    33:07 - Impostor Syndrome
    34:37 - Examples of How To Make Their Best Choices
    41:33 - How To Teach Your Child
    44:16 - What Have You Counselled Patients On That They’ve Been Surprised To Hear
    45:17 - Diabetes Management and Food
    49:04 - Dietitian vs Nutritionist
    53:40 - PEARLS of Practice
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    • 54 min
    Ask A Cardiology Nurse Practitioner

    Ask A Cardiology Nurse Practitioner

    As a nurse practitioner in primary care, there are SO many things I’ve wanted to ask a cardiology nurse practitioner. This week, I had the lovely pleasure of interviewing Scott Pasquale, FNP and cardiology nurse practitioner, with questions from the RWNP community. 
    In this episode, we covered:

    What cardiologists wish primary care providers knewA breakdown of common cardiovascular tests, how to explain them to patients, and how to choose between each one!Review of how to order holter monitors the right way!Common cardiovascular topics like atrial fibrillation, anticoagulation, and heart failureResources for nurse practitioners interested into going into cardiovascular medicine
    If you liked this post, also check out:

    Heart Failure in Primary CareApproach to Resistant Hypertension Part 1Approach to Resistant Hypertension Part 2
    Read the full blog post here
    Timestamps:
    00:00 - Introduction
    03:13 - How Scott Pasquale choose Cardiology
    04:14 - What NP Cardiologist Wish That Primary Care Providers Knew
    06:51 - Ordering a Stress Test
    11:57 - Other Names for Nuclear Scans
    12:54 - Example Situation
    18:57 - Type of Monitor to Use 
    24:45 - EKG Learning Resources
    29:14 - A-Fibrillation
    31:14 - Anticoagulation
    33:56 - Cold Calling
    35:20 - Coronary Calcium Score/Scan
    36:54 - Hypertension Management and Their Side Effects
    39:55 - Resources/Recommendations for New Nurse Practitioners Getting into Cardiology
    41:32 - Heart Failure
    44:24 - Diuresis Management
    48:20 - Time in Specialty Practice vs Primary Care
    © 2022 Real World NP. For educational and informational purposes only, see realworldnp.com/disclaimer for full details.

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    • 50 min
    Starting Insulin In Type 2 Diabetes

    Starting Insulin In Type 2 Diabetes

    ⭐️ CME Opportunity for this episode below ⭐️
    Feeling comfortable with treating type 2 diabetes can be overwhelming as a new grad Nurse Practitioner – and even as a seasoned Nurse Practitioner, especially if you don’t have a lot of diabetic patients in your practice. Some patients will be able to improve their diabetes and get their A1C down with lifestyle changes alone; others will need to add oral medication; others will need to add insulin to get optimal control of their diabetes.
    When the time comes to have a conversation with your patient about starting insulin, they are likely to have lots of questions. If you want to be sure that you have answers, you have come to the right place. This week, we will walk through what you need to know when you have a patient who will be starting insulin for diabetes management. We’ll talk about:
    ✅ The other options for treating type 2 diabetes before you start insulin
    ✅ How much improvement you can expect with various approaches to diabetes treatment
    ✅ A framework for when to start insulin, and how to adjust the dose
    ✅ Managing hypoglycemia after starting insulin
    ✅ Why in-person visits are so beneficial for managing diabetes
    Diabetes is a complex diagnosis for providers and patients. When you feel confused and overloaded with information, imagine how your patient feels. Being prepared for these conversations and clinical scenarios will help you to feel more confident, which will help you to be an even better resource for your patients.
    ✨ If you'd like support learning about how to manage Diabetes, including medication management, most recent guidelines, when to refer and examples of real-life patient cases, join us for the Managing Diabetes, Hypertension & CKD Review Course. Comes with 10.35 hours of continuing education, including 2.8 pharmacology hours, downloadable cheat sheets and lifetime access! Click here
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    🎉 CME opportunity available for this episode!
    Here's how it works:
    1. Click on this CME link: https://earnc.me/03vsN0 Sign up for $10 for this episode.
    2. Answer 2 reflective “nudges” AKA questions about what you learned and how it applies to your practice
    3. Earn 1 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 CME credit! You can download your credits when you’re ready to use them (applicable for AANP, ANCC, and NCCPA certifications!) 
    This is a 3-month pilot program to see if this is something that would serve our nurse practitioners and physician associates going forward! To learn more about how you can access these CME opportunities, go to: https://info.cmefy.com
    The CME experience for The Real World NP Podcast, Youtube Channel, and Blog posts is powered by CMEfy - a seamless way for busy clinician learners to discover Internet Point-of-Care Learning opportunities that reward AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Learn more at http://about.cmefy.com/cme-info
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    Don't forget to grab your free Ultimate Resource Guide for the New NP
    More Resources:
    Lab Interpretation Crash Course
    Digital NP Binder
    Diabetes Medication Workshop

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    • 12 min
    Preoperative Assessment for New Nurse Practitioners

    Preoperative Assessment for New Nurse Practitioners

    ⭐️ CME Opportunity for this podcast below ⭐️ If you're overwhelmed and intimidated by preoperative exams, you're not alone.
    Even a healthy patient undergoing a low-risk surgery can be stressful, but knowing the guidelines and tools can help you feel more confident in your practice.
    In this episode, you'll learn:

    Why we need to stop saying "preoperative clearance" and what to say insteadThe step-by-step approach to evaluating cardiac and pulmonary risksWhat tools can help you decide the risk and if they should have surgery (especially for the complicated patients)
    Link to free cheat sheet: https://www.realworldnp.com/016-opt-in
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    🎉 CME opportunity available for this episode!
    Here's how it works:
    1. Click on this CME link: https://earnc.me/8z1sSp Sign up for $10 for this video episode.
    2. Answer 2 reflective “nudges” AKA questions about what you learned and how it applies to your practice
    3. Earn 1 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 CME credit! You can download your credits when you’re ready to use them (applicable for AANP, ANCC, and NCCPA certifications!) 
    This is a 3-month pilot program to see if this is something that would serve our nurse practitioners and physician associates going forward! To learn more about how you can access these CME opportunities, go to: https://info.cmefy.com
    The CME experience for The Real World NP Podcast, Youtube Channel, and Blog posts is powered by CMEfy - a seamless way for busy clinician learners to discover Internet Point-of-Care Learning opportunities that reward AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Learn more at http://about.cmefy.com/cme-info
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    Don't forget to grab your free Ultimate Resource Guide for the New NP
    More Resources:
    Lab Interpretation Crash Course
    Digital NP Binder
    Diabetes Medication Workshop
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    Come follow along for even more tips and inspiration:
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/realworldnp
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/realworldnp

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    • 18 min
    New Nurse Practitioner Q & A | How to know when to change jobs

    New Nurse Practitioner Q & A | How to know when to change jobs

    ⭐️ CME Opportunity for this podcast below ⭐️ Becoming a nurse practitioner feels like becoming a nurse all over again - having questions like:
    What did I get myself into?Is it normal to feel like this?How do I know if this job is the right fit? Or if it's time to change?
    This week's episode is mixing it up, answering these questions from the community, #realtalk
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    🎉 CME opportunity available for this episode!
    Here's how it works:
    1. Click on this CME link: https://earnc.me/fRHwdK Sign up for $10 for this video episode.
    2. Answer 2 reflective “nudges” AKA questions about what you learned and how it applies to your practice
    3. Earn 1 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 CME credit! You can download your credits when you’re ready to use them (applicable for AANP, ANCC, and NCCPA certifications!) 
    This is a 3-month pilot program to see if this is something that would serve our nurse practitioners and physician associates going forward! To learn more about how you can access these CME opportunities, go to: https://info.cmefy.com
    The CME experience for The Real World NP Podcast, Youtube Channel, and Blog posts is powered by CMEfy - a seamless way for busy clinician learners to discover Internet Point-of-Care Learning opportunities that reward AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Learn more at http://about.cmefy.com/cme-info
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    Don't forget to grab your free Ultimate Resource Guide for the New NP
    More Resources:
    Lab Interpretation Crash Course
    Digital NP Binder
    Diabetes Medication Workshop  
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    Come follow along for even more tips and inspiration:

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/realworldnp
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/realworldnp
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    Please note: This episode is intended only for medical providers and students learning to be medical providers. 
    While anyone is welcome to view and listen, for legal and safety reasons, we are unable to diagnose, treat, or answer medical questions for individuals through this channel.  We always refer individuals back to their primary care providers for medical care.
    If you’re a medical provider or student and have specific patient cases you have questions about, I cannot answer those here but would love to help you inside our mentorship program! Join the waitlist at https://www.realworldnp.com/mentoring.
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    © 2022 Real World NP. For educational and informational purposes only, see realworldnp.com/disclaimer for full details.

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    • 9 min
    Diagnosing Wrist Pain for New Nurse Practitioners

    Diagnosing Wrist Pain for New Nurse Practitioners

    ⭐️ CME Opportunity for this podcast below ⭐️ Wrist pain is a SUPER common chief complaint in primary care. Most of the time, luckily, it’s chronic wrist pain that’s from overuse (versus the more acute, dangerous differential diagnoses with injuries), but it’s still a lot to work through as a new nurse practitioner.
    In this week’s episode, I’m covering the overview approach to diagnosing wrist pain in primary care for new nurse practitioners:
    ✅ What first triage questions to ask
    ✅ Red flags to watch out for
    ✅ History questions, physical exam and special tests to perform
    ✅ When to refer and when to consider getting imaging
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    🎉 CME opportunity available for this podcast!
    Here's how it works:
    1. Click on this CME link: https://earnc.me/OHTf7V Sign up for $10 for this video episode.
    2. Answer 2 reflective “nudges” AKA questions about what you learned and how it applies to your practice
    3. Earn 1 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 CME credit! You can download your credits when you’re ready to use them (applicable for AANP, ANCC, and NCCPA certifications!) 
    This is a 3-month pilot program to see if this is something that would serve our nurse practitioners and physician associates going forward! To learn more about how you can access these CME opportunities, go to: https://info.cmefy.com
    The CME experience for The Real World NP Podcast, Youtube Channel, and Blog posts is powered by CMEfy - a seamless way for busy clinician learners to discover Internet Point-of-Care Learning opportunities that reward AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Learn more at http://about.cmefy.com/cme-info
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    Don't forget to grab your free Ultimate Resource Guide for the New NP
    Sign up for the Lab Interpretation Crash Course
    Grab your copy of the Digital NP Binder
    Get your medication management right with the Diabetes Medication Workshop
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    Come follow along for even more tips and inspiration:
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/realworldnp
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/realworldnp
    © 2020 Real World NP. For educational and informational purposes only, see realworldnp.com/disclaimer for full details.

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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
396 Ratings

396 Ratings

rn1120 ,

Helpful information.

Helpful information tailored to np’s. Only thing I dislike is the frequent “I love that,” “hmmm’s” and “yeahhhhhh” while the person being interviewed is talking. I find it repetitive and distracting.

Geckolite ,

All fluff

She talks a lot with nothing really to say.

Angie Rood ,

DM

Loved the interview. There was a lot of information. I did not know that there was this many resources out there for patients.

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