In this weeks vlog I demonstrate that I’m very pregnant. And very clumsy. When I’m not trying to break my foot, I go through my work week as usual and we discuss malpractice insurance, some of my go-to community resources for patients without insurance, and how I have the “you are going to die if you don’t change your ways” conversations with my patients. On the home front we have a super fun family day, make a sourdough starter, and pick out baby number two’s coming home outfit.
In this video I’ll share with you my tips for surviving and doing well in both Health Assessment and Advanced Health Assessment. I’ll discuss how I developed both my physical exam and my HPI. I’ll also discuss how I survived navigating Shadow Health. These videos will be applicable whether you are in in Health Assessment in Nursing school, or are taking Advanced Health Assessment in a Masters or Doctoral program in Nursing.
This week we got house stuff done! At least we tried too. Avery got sick again which put a bit of a damper on our plans, but overall still super productive! We got our new Lull mattress for our bed, which we are loving, and I’m sleeping super soundly for once! We also put together our guest room, organized the garage, and decorated Avery’s room. I’ll take you along for all the Memorial Day weekend adventures as well as the usual work week, where we will discuss what to do when you don’t know what to do with your patients, how we handle when to refer vs not, and the usual! Hope you had a great holiday as well!
As a Family Nurse Practitioner working in primary care mental health is something that is tightly woven into my practice. In today’s video I share my approaches to how I incorporate the diagnosis, treatment and assessment of anxiety and depression, two of the most common presenting concerns I see in primary care. I’ll also share my own story of postpartum depression that opened my eyes to the reality of living with poor mental health. Finally, I’ll share my tips for how to approach and talk about mental health with patients you may see in your practice.