Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – 23-year-old man presents with acute onset of severe abdominal pain

Paul Griner, MD, MACPBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner

Med-Challenger Medical Education Blog: Man with acute onset of severe abdominal pain, pain on the right side of the chest with deep inspiration, and fever

Test your bedside diagnostic skills with this free clinical case question. A 23-year-old man, a resident of Istanbul, Turkey, is visiting relatives in Chicago when he presents to a local hospital with the acute onset of severe abdominal pain, pain on the right side of his chest during deep inspiration, and fever. He describes 3 to 4 recurrent episodes of … Read More

Clinical Pearl Blog: Contrast-Induced Nephropathy

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMClinical Pearl of the Month, 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

Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – A 43-year-old man with abdominal pain and weakness after a liver biopsy

Paul Griner, MD, MACPBedside Diagnostic Challenge, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner

Bedside Diagnostic Challenge – A 43-year-old man complains of abdominal pain and weakness after a liver biopsy

Test your bedside diagnostic skills with this free clinical case question. A 43-year-old man underwent a liver biopsy to evaluate a preliminary diagnosis of hemochromatosis. One and a half hours after the procedure, the patient began to complain of abdominal pain and weakness. The GI Fellow who performed the liver biopsy examined the patient who was noted to be very … Read More

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

Gerard Kiernan, MD, FAAFP, FHMClinical Pearl of the Month, 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

AANP vs ANCC – Understanding the Two Types of FNP Board Certification

Med-ChallengerMedical News, Nurse Practitioner, Personal Education

AANP vs ANCC Certification

Here are the differences between the two FNP Certification exams: The sports adage “practice like you play because you will play like you practice” is just as true when it comes to getting ready for the boards. Make sure the review course you choose to prepare for the boards uses practice questions like you’ll see on the actual exam and … Read More

12 Tips for Avoiding Opioid-related Prescription Trouble

Med-ChallengerEmergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Education

Opioid Prescription Best Practices

Your medical license is likely your most valuable – and expensive – investment. Don’t lose it by taking needless risks that could result in the diversion of prescription drugs to illegitimate use. Understand the laws designed to prevent diversion, know how the government investigates and prosecutes it, and apply practical steps you can take right now to stay on the … Read More

AAENP Emergency Nurse Practitioner Review Course with ANCC Contact Hour CNE

Adam WandermanNurse Practitioner

aaenp emergency nurse practitioner review course ancc contact hour cne

Med-Challenger’s emergency nurse practitioner course covers content areas for both the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP) emergency NP certification exam, including clinical knowledge needed to practice in a modern-day emergency department, such as emergency medical screening, decision-making, differential diagnosis, patient management, and professional/legal/ethical issues related to emergency NP practice. With … Read More

AANP / ANCC FNP Family Nurse Practitioner Review with ANCC contact hours

Adam WandermanNurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioner Review Course

Med-Challenger’s Nurse Practitioner review course covers the FNP exam blueprint for both American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) family nurse practitioner certification exams, including clinical knowledge in family/individuals across the life span (prenatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, elderly, and frail elderly primary care). The course is written by Nurse Practitioners for Nurse Practitioners. Med-Challenger’s … Read More

Med-Challenger ENP Education Case Study: Drexel University ENP Program

Med-ChallengerGroup Education & Training, Nurse Practitioner

Drexel University ENP Program Case Study

This ENP education case study outlines how emergency nurse practitioner ENP programs can ultimately improve ENP training efficiency and performance outcomes with the adoption of online group knowledge assessment and performance tracking tools. With the 2017 accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) of the Emergency Nurse Practitioner – Certified (ENP-C) designation, ENP’s became one of the now … Read More

Pharmacotherapy CEs for Nurse Practitioners, CNSs & APRNs

Med-ChallengerNurse Practitioner

Nurse practitioners (NPs), Certified Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs), and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) need to earn Pharmacotherapy CEs as part of their maintenance of certification requirements. Per the ANCC, contact hours in pharmacotherapeutics are needed by nurse practitioners (NP) and Certified Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) for certification renewal. Nurses can easily earn ANCC pharmatherapeutic CEs by working through topic-based … Read More