Clinical Pearl of the Month – Preeclampsia, High Risk Pregnancy, High Blood Pressure

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMClinical Pearls, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

preclampsia prevention

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, most often the liver and kidneys. Preeclampsia usually begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy in women whose blood pressure had been normal. Left untreated, preeclampsia can lead to serious — even fatal — complications for both you and your baby. If you … Read More

What’s the Easiest FNP Exam to Pass? The AANP Exam or the ANCC Exam?

Mary Alice O'Brien, DNP, APRN, FNP-BCNurse Practitioner, Nursing Programs, Personal Education

what's the easiest FNP exam to pass? AANP or ANCC, which his easier?

There are two exams that an aspiring Family Nurse Practitioner seeking certification can take – the American Association of Nurse Practitioner’s FNP exam (the AANP exam) or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (the ANCC exam).  Given the amount of time, money, and energy that goes into taking one of these exams, it’s only natural that FNP students would look to … Read More

Rescuing Bedside Medicine

Paul Griner, MD, MACPEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Group Education, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Medical Schools, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Programs, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Residency Programs

Bedside Medicine - Rescuing Bedside Medicine

Bedside Medicine is under seige from a glut of new technology and limited patient interaction time.  While medical practice has changed remarkably during the lifetime of most of today’s physicians, the fundamental unit of care has not.  It is bedside medicine, specifically the clinical transaction – the interaction between doctor and patient that results in the accumulation of the basic … Read More

POCUS, Point-of-Care Ultrasound: A New Paradigm in Clinical Medicine

Mark Perdue PA-CBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant

POCUS Point of care ultrasound, why to know it, and how to learn it

If you haven’t heard about POCUS (point-of-care ultrasound) by now you must have been stranded on a deserted island, but if you’re just now back home and starting to get your wits about you, it’s time to get your knowledge base up to speed on this important technology. POCUS is revolutionizing the practice of medicine. The first thing you need … Read More

Spring 2020 Platform Update – New Features: Notes, Bookmarks and Favorites, Improved UI, and New Reports

Med-ChallengerCompany News, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Group Education, Internal Medicine, Medical News, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education, Physician Assistant, Product Comparisons, Product News, Urgent Care

Spring 2020 Update and New Features

Med-Challenger has released it’s Spring 2020 Update introducing new features and improvements to our leading medical education and e-learning platform.  This release introduces Notes, Bookmarks, Favorites, new report exports, and a host of user interface improvements for users and program administrators. Med-Challenger has the distinct advantage of over 25 years in online education in the medical community.  We house and … Read More

Pulmonary Disease Board Review Questions | CME Quick Quiz

Rohan Sen, MDEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Question of the Week, Urgent Care

pulmonary disease board review questions CME quiz

Pulmonary Disease questions, topics include: Evaluation and Management of Pulmonary Disorders; Interstitial, Inflammatory, & Parenchymal Lung Diseases; Obstructive Airway Disease; Pulmonary Vascular Disease,  Below is a free CME quick quiz question that provides a better understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary disease. By playing the full online quiz, you can earn CME credit every week for free.  Players … Read More

Nurse Practitioner Jobs, Call for NP Contributors, Nurse Education Writers, Editors

Med-ChallengerAuthor Spotlight, Nurse Practitioner, Uncategorized Clinical Education

Nurse Practitioner Jobs - NP Education Content Writers and Editor Opportunities

To ensure high-yield content quality, our clinical database is continuously reviewed for clinical accuracy by leading medical experts.  We’re experiencing high growth in several nursing areas, especially in nurse practitioner education programs.  We are actively expanding and refining our nurse practitioner content and knowledge self-assessment resources and we are seeking NP contributors to help create and craft these improvements.  We … Read More

Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – A 56-year-old woman presents with the complaint of shortness of breath

Paul Griner, MD, MACPBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

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A 56-year-old woman presents with the complaint of shortness of breath. She indicates that the shortness of breath is precipitated by exertion and is worse at end of the day, particularly during the night when she has to sit on the side of the bed to catch her breath. She also notes a recent pattern of awakening once or twice … Read More

Flu Guidelines Update, New CDC Recommendation for Providers in Patients with Flu-Like Symptoms: Guidelines Knowledge Check

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Guideline Knowledge Check, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing RN/PN, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Physician Assistant, Urgent Care

flu guidelines regarding patients with flu-like symptoms CDC recommendations EVALI

A large number of patients will be presenting to healthcare facilities with flu-like respiratory symptoms, such as cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, chills, and weight loss, during the winter season who may not meet criteria for hospital admission.  It may not be the flu. What follows is a guide to red flags in … Read More