Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – A 53-year-old woman with acute onset of pain and swelling of the left leg.

Paul Griner, MD, MACPBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Medicine

bedside diagnosis ruptured baker's cyst case

Test your bedside diagnostic skills with this free clinical case question. A 53-year-old woman with a 6-month history of morning stiffness involving her wrist, fingers, and knees presents with the acute onset of pain and swelling of the left leg, more pronounced on walking. She states that she has had a large, soft lump in the back of the left … Read More

Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – 16-year-old girl with lack of bowel movements

Paul Griner, MD, MACPBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Medicine

16-year-old-with-lack-of-bowel-movements

Test your bedside diagnostic skills with this free clinical case question. A 16-year-old girl is brought to her physician because of lack of bowel movements. The patient states that for the past 3 months, she has had a bowel movement only every other week. She describes them as normal in color and consistency. She has had no abdominal pain or … Read More

Clinical Pearl Blog: Contrast-Induced Nephropathy

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMClinical Pearls, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Urgent Care

Pearls in the prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy CIN AKI

Test your clinical knowledge with this clinical pearl of the month review question. A 78-year-old man with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease presents with substernal chest discomfort that radiates to the left arm and neck, present intermittently over a period of a day, with symptoms made worse by exertion. His EKG shows lateral S-T depression and T-wave inversion. … Read More

Clinical Pearl Blog: 54-year-old male w/ fever, malaise, cough

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMClinical Pearls, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Urgent Care

Clinical Pearl Blog from MedChallenger medical education

Test your clinical knowledge with this clinical pearl of the month review question. A 54-year-old man presents in follow-up from an emergency department (ED) visit a day prior. He was told to see his doctor for a recheck, after presenting to the ED with fever, malaise, and occasional cough. The patient is a long-time smoker of a pack per day. … Read More

Funny Nursing Stories from On-Call Nurses

Kelly SeagravesClinical Humor, Nursing RN/PN

Med-Challenger, Funny Nursing Stories, National Nurses Month, Nursing Stories, ENP, NP, RN

Med-Challenger is celebrating National Nurses Week, and what better way to celebrate than by sharing a few outrageous, somewhat embarrassing but funny nursing stories? We sent out an open invitation to our friends in the nursing community, asking them to anonymously submit some of their most memorable on-call stories … and they came flooding in. So sit back, relax, and … Read More

Nursing Schools Reject Applicants Despite Nursing Shortage

Kelly SeagravesGroup Education, Nursing RN/PN

Nursing Shortage, NCLEX, Nursing School

The demand for quality health care has begun to spike as a greater number of Americans age, and many of the nation’s most experienced nurses are retiring. Without quality nursing graduates to replace them, the country is facing a serious crisis. Meanwhile, nursing schools are having to dismiss applications in bulk due to an exceedingly high faculty vacancy rate within … Read More

2018 Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact Changes

Kelly SeagravesNursing RN/PN

Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

2018 Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact Changes On January 19th, 2018, the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) will go into effect, replacing the older 25-state Nurse Licensure Compact. This will grant Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Vocational Nurses that apply a multi-state license, covering 27 states, the latest being Wisconsin. States that are part of the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact … Read More