Eye Injuries Caused by Superglue...Yeah, it Happens

The first time I saw a patient in the emergency department who had mistaken a superglue bottle for Visine, it seemed like a once in a lifetime situation. I mean, who keeps hard core adhesive on their nightstand? Then, it happened again. And again. 

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Which States Offer NPs the Most Bang for Their Buck?

The average salary for nurse practitioners varies significantly by state.  From New York where the average NP salary is $114,000 to Hawaii with an average NP salary below $70,000, where you live significantly affects your pay.  Considering average salary along with cost of living makes some states more attractive than others when it comes to lifestyle for nurse practitioners.  Which states fare best?

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How Do You Switch Specialties as a Nurse Practitioner?

If you are already a nurse practitioner, your education has prepared you for a general area of practice. If you attended an Acute Care NP Program, for example, you are qualified to work in the ICU, CCU, and a wealth of other specialty clinics and hospital settings. Or, perhaps as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner you are prepared to diagnose and treat kids. But, what if you want to switch it up mid-career?

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Finding Support in Your First Nurse Practitioner Job

After graduating from your nurse practitioner program, finding a job is priority #1.  Once you've landed an NP position, you can breathe a sigh of relief, right?  Not so fast.  Making it through your first few months as an NP can be pretty tough and it's important you are intentional about how you make it through.

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Tartare Trouble! What Healthcare Providers Need to Know about Tuna

I don't always cover each of my news segments on MidlevelU as I figure you all as medical providers are aware of the information at hand. But, in reviewing studies, government recommendations, and yes, even a few EPA reports in decoding Consumer Report's most recent recommendations for this Saturday's Fox and Friends appearance, I learned some intriguing information about, well, tuna. I thought you might be interested as well. 

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