Season 2, Episode 5, Pain Management Tips Show Notes

Striking the balance between too much pain medicine and not enough can be tough for any nurse, let alone a brand new nurse. What throws a big wrench in everything is the fact that we, as a nation, are experiencing a very real and very devastating epidemic of opioid use and abuse. Bedside nurses feel the brunt of this due to many patients requesting sometimes very concerning amounts of intravenous pain medications at alarming intervals. Here are some tips from bedside nurses about pain management.

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Tips for New Grads in the ICU Show Notes

Click here to list to this FreshRN Podcast Episode Your first year as a registered nurse is challenging. This podcast is hosted by Kati Kleber, BSN RN CCRN and Elizabeth Mills, BSN RN CCRN and features experienced nurses from FreshRN.com, who discuss the basics of...

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Nurses Week 2018 Freebies and Giveaway

Happy Nurses week to all my favorite nurses. After the success of last years giveaway, we are back with Nurses Week 2018 Freebies and Giveaway. Be sure to check out all the great freeibes you can score and enter to win one of these amazing giveaways.

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What Do Nursing Home Nurses Do?

I think a lot of nursing students, as well as nurses in general, carry misconceptions about what it’s like to be a nurse in a nursing home. Many don’t really know what nursing home nurses do. This guest post will walk you through a typical shift and see if it’s what you imagined.

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A Day in the Life of a Travel Nurse

Being a travel nurse is not easy. It is not for everyone. You move around a lot, have a harder time forming real relationships, and you may not always know what you are walking into. Wanderly helps take all the guesswork out of being a travel nurse. Let’s look at a day in the life of a travel nurse.

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What Do NICU Nurses Do?

Being an NICU nurse sounds like a pretty amazing job! I mean you get the word “intense” in your title and there are little babies. While it sounds amazing, many don’t know what NICU Nurses do in a typical shift. What Do NICU Nurses Do?

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Best NCLEX Reviews for 2018

You’re finishing nursing school and gearing up to take the your NCLEX to become a registered nurse. You’re scared to fail and just want to do whatever you need to do. You’ve heard of some NCLEX reviews, with varying success, and don’t have a ton of money to spend to try them all. Every year there seems to be another option and it’s quite confusing. So, what are the best NCLEX reviews for 2018?

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Neuro Nurse Tips for Newbies Part III: Meds, Diagnostics, Monitoring, and Surgeries

We continue our journey through neurocritical care nursing with more neuro nurse tips for newbies!

This episode discusses some important meds (mannitol, hypertonic saline), different kinds of monitoring (ICP), diagnostics (CTA, MRI), and surgeries (craniotomies) that are pertinent to the neuro nurse. This episode is hosted by three neurocritical care nurses.

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What Do Emergency Nurses Do?

As many of you know, I am not an emergency department nurse. However, I receive many questions about emergency nursing. In going along with our “what do nurses do” series, Susan DuPont, fellow nurse blogger and emergency nurse, will go over a day in the life of an ER Nurse!

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What Do ICU Nurses Do?

Being an ICU nurse sounds like a pretty cool job, doesn’t it? Really, any job with the word “intense” in the title sounds… well, intensely awesome. I’m here to dispel any doubt and inform you that yes, ICU nursing is pretty legit. While it sounds cool, many are not aware of what ICU nurses actually do during a typical 12-hour shift.

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