Lower Extremity Edema Causes - A Case Study for New Nurse Practitioners
Seeing "lower leg swelling" as the chief complaint for patients as a new nurse practitioner was incredibly stressful. What’s the best course of action? Should you give diuretics for symptom control? Is this something serious...or something totally ordinary?
I had a super interesting case the other week and knew immediately that I had to share it with you — and it was one that I actually got a double-check from my colleague on!
In this episode, you'll learn:
- The top DDXs - most common and red flags
- What important history questions to ask
- Two clinical pearls of patient histories
- Differential diagnoses
- How to manage patients in this common scenario - re: testing & treatment
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