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Clinical Pearl Wednesday #12

Have a patient with erythema and swelling of an orbit of the eye? You must distinguish periorbital from orbital cellulitis as they both have different clinical implications. Periorbital cellulitis typically presents as

Finding Your Practices Niche

It is absolutely critical that you find a niche for your side practice. A side practice is a small business that you can focus 10 hours a week or less on. Therefore,

Avoid Business Debt

Many nurse practitioners believe they must take out a business loan to start their practice. They have this grand fantasy of having a fancy and sophisticated practice with multiple employees, new furniture,

Clinical Pearl Wednesday #11

Have a patient with acute diarrhea? Here is a reasonable strategy: If there is no significant fever, abdominal pain, signs of dehydration or bloody/mucoid stools, you can implement a watchful waiting period

Live Within Your Means!

Ask yourself this question: “If I lost my job today, would I be able to survive for 6 months at my current standard of living?” If you cannot answer yes to this

Clinical Pearl Wednesday #10

Merry Christmas! I hope all the Elite NP readers are having an amazing holiday with friends and family! Lets get right to it. Have a patient complaining of hiccups? Check their pulse!

Maintaining a Part Time Job

The foundation of the Elite Nurse Practitioner Model is having a part time job. For my regular readers, you know that I advocate having 2-4 part time side businesses. Having multiple small