Season 4, Episode 8: How to Trust Your Nursing Judgment

Season 4, Episode 8: How to Trust Your Nursing Judgment

Welcome to Season 4 of the FreshRN Podcast. Ok, you’re off orientation, there’s no preceptor checking behind you and you’re on your own taking care of patients. How do you learn to trust yourself and your nursing judgement? In this episode, we chat about how we began to trust ourselves as we transitioned off of orientation and into our own nursing practice.

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A word about show notes: our goal is to get show notes up on this blog for listeners as soon as possible. They are mentioned throughout the episodes, and it’s taking some time to compile all of them and make them as concise and impactful as possible. Thank you for your patience!

Please note, while patient experiences are discussed, their identifying details have been changed to protect their privacy and uphold HIPAA.

Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

Season 4, Episode 7:  Talking to Unconscious Patients

Season 4, Episode 7: Talking to Unconscious Patients

About the FreshRN Podcast

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 that first year. From nursing orientation, code blues, tricks of the trade, and personal experiences, to time management, delegation, patient deaths, and more. Please note, while patient experiences are discussed, their identifying details have been changed to protect their privacy and uphold HIPAA.

This podcast is available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, and Google Play

how to talk to unconscious patients

Season 4, Episode 7: Talking to Unconscious Patients

Welcome to Season 4 of the FreshRN Podcast. Taking care of someone who is unable to interact or make their own medical decisions can be complex. In this episode, we discuss some tips on talking to an unconscious patient and their loved ones, assessment tips, and as well as things to consider like health care power of attorney, consents, and more.

Listen to this episode below!

Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

You can find season 1, 2 and season 3 on the FreshRN Podcast page.

More Resources on Talking to Unconscious Patients

The First Year: Conversations with a New ICU NurseThe First Year: Conversations with a New ICU NurseThe First Year: Conversations with a New ICU NurseICU Nurse: 6x9 Notebook, Ruled, Intensive Care Unit Nurse Appreciation, Memory Journal, Diary To Write, Organizer, PlannerICU Nurse: 6×9 Notebook, Ruled, Intensive Care Unit Nurse Appreciation, Memory Journal, Diary To Write, Organizer, PlannerICU Nurse: 6x9 Notebook, Ruled, Intensive Care Unit Nurse Appreciation, Memory Journal, Diary To Write, Organizer, PlannerLives in the Balance: Nurses' Stories from the ICULives in the Balance: Nurses’ Stories from the ICULives in the Balance: Nurses' Stories from the ICU

Season 4, Episode 6: All Things Urinary Catheters

Season 4, Episode 6: All Things Urinary Catheters

About the FreshRN Podcast

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 that first year. From nursing orientation, code blues, tricks of the trade, and personal experiences, to time management, delegation, patient deaths, and more. Please note, while patient experiences are discussed, their identifying details have been changed to protect their privacy and uphold HIPAA.

This podcast is available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, and Google Play

Season 4, Episode 6: All Things Urinary Catheters

Welcome to Season 4 of the FreshRN Podcast. In this episode we talk all things urinary catheters… CAUTIs, tips, tricks, internal and external devices, and nursing considerations.

Listen to this episode below!

Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

You can find season 1, 2 and season 3 on the FreshRN Podcast page.

More Resources on Urinary Catheters

Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: Build an Evidence-Based Program To Improve Patient OutcomesPreventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: Build an Evidence-Based Program To Improve Patient OutcomesPreventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: Build an Evidence-Based Program To Improve Patient OutcomesCatheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: Evidence-Based Best Practices for NursesCatheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: Evidence-Based Best Practices for NursesCatheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: Evidence-Based Best Practices for NursesThe 2019-2024 World Outlook for Urinary CathetersThe 2019-2024 World Outlook for Urinary CathetersThe 2019-2024 World Outlook for Urinary CathetersMinimize The Microbial Load On Urinary CathetersMinimize The Microbial Load On Urinary CathetersMinimize The Microbial Load On Urinary Catheters

Season 4, Episode 5: What Nursing Teamwork Practically Looks Like at the Bedside

Season 4, Episode 5: What Nursing Teamwork Practically Looks Like at the Bedside

Welcome to Season 4 of the FreshRN Podcast. Teamwork is one of those nursing buzzwords, but what does it practically look like during elbow-to-elbow nursing care? In this episode, we chat tips, what good teamwork feels and looks like, and how to be a good team member, and more.

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A word about show notes: our goal is to get show notes up on this blog for listeners as soon as possible. They are mentioned throughout the episodes, and it’s taking some time to compile all of them and make them as concise and impactful as possible. Thank you for your patience!

Please note, while patient experiences are discussed, their identifying details have been changed to protect their privacy and uphold HIPAA.

Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

Season 4, Episode 4: Tips for Floating to Another Unit

Season 4, Episode 4: Tips for Floating to Another Unit

Welcome to Season 4 of the FreshRN Podcast. Join us as we discuss some tips for floating to another nursing unit. We cover how to start out your shift with success in a different environment, questions to ask, how to manage your nerves, and more.

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A word about show notes: our goal is to get show notes up on this blog for listeners as soon as possible. They are mentioned throughout the episodes, and it’s taking some time to compile all of them and make them as concise and impactful as possible. Thank you for your patience!

Please note, while patient experiences are discussed, their identifying details have been changed to protect their privacy and uphold HIPAA.

Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

Season 4, Episode 3: Nursing Considerations for Organ Procurement

Season 4, Episode 3: Nursing Considerations for Organ Procurement

Welcome to Season 4 of the FreshRN Podcast. When the patient is now donating their organs, there are a lot of things that are now the responsibility of the nurse. In this episode, we discuss what it practically looks like to prepare a patient for organ procurement and some of the variations of the process, as well as our own experiences.

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A word about show notes: our goal is to get show notes up on this blog for listeners as soon as possible. They are mentioned throughout the episodes, and it’s taking some time to compile all of them and make them as concise and impactful as possible. Thank you for your patience!

Please note, while patient experiences are discussed, their identifying details have been changed to protect their privacy and uphold HIPAA.

Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

Season 4, Episode 2: Nursing Considerations with Brain Death and Organ Procurement

Season 4, Episode 2: Nursing Considerations with Brain Death and Organ Procurement

Welcome to Season 4 of the FreshRN Podcast. We discuss the difference between coma and brain death, how brain death is determined, working with an organ procurement team, and general insights related to this sensitive topic.

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A word about show notes: our goal is to get show notes up on this blog for listeners as soon as possible. They are mentioned throughout the episodes, and it’s taking some time to compile all of them and make them as concise and impactful as possible. Thank you for your patience!

Please note, while patient experiences are discussed, their identifying details have been changed to protect their privacy and uphold HIPAA.

Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

Season 4, Episode 1:  How to Deal With Family Members (who are not mad at you)

Season 4, Episode 1: How to Deal With Family Members (who are not mad at you)

Welcome to Season 4 of the FreshRN Podcast. So, how do you deal with the family members… like, normally? How do you meet their expectations and work together as a team? We discuss routine communication points with typical family members who are engaged and want to be part of a patient’s care, and how you as a fresh RN can speak to them with confidence.

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A word about show notes: our goal is to get show notes up on this blog for listeners as soon as possible. They are mentioned throughout the episodes, and it’s taking some time to compile all of them and make them as concise and impactful as possible. Thank you for your patience!

Please note, while patient experiences are discussed, their identifying details have been changed to protect their privacy and uphold HIPAA.

Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

Season 3, Episode 9 Intensive Care Devices: Part 2

Season 3, Episode 9 Intensive Care Devices: Part 2

This is the final episode for Season 3. Arterial lines, ventilators, central lines galore! Together with Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Sean Dent, Melissa and Kati discuss some tips and tricks for dealing with typical ICU devices.

Arterial lines, ventilators, central lines galore! Together with Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Sean Dent, Melissa and Kati discuss some tips and tricks for dealing with typical ICU devices

A word about show notes: our goal is to get show notes up on this blog for listeners as soon as possible. They are mentioned throughout the episodes, and it’s taking some time to compile all of them and make them as concise and impactful as possible. Thank you for your patience!

Please note, while patient experiences are discussed, their identifying details have been changed to protect their privacy and uphold HIPAA.

Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

Anatomy of a Super Nurse: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming NurseyAnatomy of a Super Nurse: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming NurseyIntensive Care: The Story of a NurseIntensive Care: The Story of a NurseAACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing, Third Edition (Chulay, AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing)AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing, Third Edition (Chulay, AACN Essentials of Critical Care Nursing)

 

Season 3, Episode 8. Intensive Care Devices: Part 1

Season 3, Episode 8. Intensive Care Devices: Part 1

Welcome to Season 3 of the FreshRN Podcast. Arterial lines, ventilators, central lines galore! Together with Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Sean Dent, Melissa and Kati discuss some tips and tricks for dealing with typical ICU devices

Arterial lines, ventilators, central lines galore!  Together with Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Sean Dent, Melissa and Kati discuss some tips and tricks for dealing with typical ICU devices

A word about show notes: our goal is to get show notes up on this blog for listeners as soon as possible. They are mentioned throughout the episodes, and it’s taking some time to compile all of them and make them as concise and impactful as possible. Thank you for your patience!

Please note, while patient experiences are discussed, their identifying details have been changed to protect their privacy and uphold HIPAA.

Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

Intensive Care: The Story of a NurseIntensive Care: The Story of a NurseCritical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! (Incredibly Easy! Series®)Critical Care Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! (Incredibly Easy! Series®)Intensive Care Medicine McQsIntensive Care Medicine McQs

 

Season 3, Episode 7 How to Navigate Nursing Conferences

Season 3, Episode 7 How to Navigate Nursing Conferences

Welcome to Season 3 of the FreshRN Podcast. Nursing conferences are fun, but can be pretty overwhelming. In this episode, Melissa and Kati discuss some practical tips to get the most out the experience and investment.

Nursing conferences are fun, but can be pretty overwhelming. Melissa and Kati discuss some practical tips to get the most out the experience and investment.

A word about show notes: our goal is to get show notes up on this blog for listeners as soon as possible. They are mentioned throughout the episodes, and it’s taking some time to compile all of them and make them as concise and impactful as possible. Thank you for your patience!

Please note, while patient experiences are discussed, their identifying details have been changed to protect their privacy and uphold HIPAA.

Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

Vintage photo of The Nordic nursing conference. Participants in the image: Bondesonsgatan, Edgren, Elfversson, Arentz o. Madsen.Vintage photo of The Nordic nursing conference. Participants in the image: Bondesonsgatan, Edgren, Elfversson, Arentz o. Madsen.AANP 2017 Specialty ConferenceAANP 2017 Specialty Conference

Brittney Wilson and I are developing an in person 5-hour seminar during the 2017 NNBA Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida.  This is coming up November 17-19th.

I’m elated to work with the NNBA (National Nurses in Business Association) because they offer a huge network of support… support I could have used when I was going through this whole mess. It would have been helpful to already be in a network of people to bounce ideas or situations off of that just didn’t seem right, but I couldn’t really specify why.

The NNBA consists of over several thousand nurses, leaders, and mentors. Growing a successful business, balancing life, and making sure to consider our profession as a whole can be challenging. If you’re a nurse business owner, or considering starting a membership, an NNBA membership is truly an investment in your success.

In addition to being a member of the American Nurses Association and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, I’m also a member of the National Nurses in Business Association, and I highly recommend becoming a member. Join me.

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Registration for our 5-hour seminar is officially open. Take this opportunity in professional development, earn some continuing ed, and come hang out with us!

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What Nurses Need to Know About Palliative Care Podcast – An Interview with Kathleen Puntillo

What Nurses Need to Know About Palliative Care Podcast – An Interview with Kathleen Puntillo

Welcome to Season 3 of the FreshRN Podcast. In this episode, we interview Kathleen Puntillo, PhD RN FAAN who has written about and researched palliative care extensively, about what the nurse needs to know about palliative care and considerations for their patients.

In this episode, we interview Kathleen Puntillo, PhD RN FAAN who has written about and researched palliative care extensively, about what the nurse needs to know about palliative care and considerations for their patients.

A word about show notes: our goal is to get show notes up on this blog for listeners as soon as possible. They are mentioned throughout the episodes, and it’s taking some time to compile all of them and make them as concise and impactful as possible. Thank you for your patience!

Please note, while patient experiences are discussed, their identifying details have been changed to protect their privacy and uphold HIPAA.


Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

Palliative Care Consultant: Guidelines for Effective Management of SymptomsPalliative Care Consultant: Guidelines for Effective Management of SymptomsPalliative Care Nursing, Fourth Edition: Quality Care to the End of LifePalliative Care Nursing, Fourth Edition: Quality Care to the End of LifeEvidence-Based Practice of Palliative Medicine: Expert Consult: Online and Print, 1eEvidence-Based Practice of Palliative Medicine: Expert Consult: Online and Print, 1e

 

Understanding Nursing Leadership Podcast – an Interview with Megan Brunson

Understanding Nursing Leadership Podcast – an Interview with Megan Brunson

Welcome to Season 3 of the FreshRN Podcast. Ever wonder about how the bedside nurses work with nursing leadership? We interview a current practicing nursing supervisor, chain of command, and discuss how the bedside nurse can leverage leadership in various patient situations.

Ever wonder about how the bedside nurses work with nursing leadership? We interview a current practicing nursing supervisor, chain of command, and discuss how the bedside nurse can leverage leadership in various patient situations.

A word about show notes: our goal is to get show notes up on this blog for listeners as soon as possible. They are mentioned throughout the episodes, and it’s taking some time to compile all of them and make them as concise and impactful as possible. Thank you for your patience!

Please note, while patient experiences are discussed, their identifying details have been changed to protect their privacy and uphold HIPAA.


Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

Leadership and the Advanced Practice Nurse: The Future of a Changing Healthcare EnvironmentLeadership and the Advanced Practice Nurse: The Future of a Changing Healthcare EnvironmentAnatomy of a Super Nurse: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming NurseyAnatomy of a Super Nurse: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming NurseyThe Growth and Development of Nurse LeadersThe Growth and Development of Nurse Leaders

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All Things Respiratory

All Things Respiratory

Grab your nasal cannula and crank it up to 4L/min because in this episode, we interview Sean Dent who is an NP in acute care and discuss all things respiratory!

Grab your nasal cannula and crank it up to 4L/min because in this episode, we interview Sean Dent who is an NP in acute care and discuss all things respiratory!

A word about show notes: our goal is to get show notes up on this blog for listeners as soon as possible. They are mentioned throughout the episodes, and it’s taking some time to compile all of them and make them as concise and impactful as possible. Thank you for your patience!

Please note, while patient experiences are discussed, their identifying details have been changed to protect their privacy and uphold HIPAA.


Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

You can find season 1 and season 2 on the FreshRN Podcast page.

Ventilator Modes Made Easy: The Complete Guide For Registered Nurse, Respiratory Therapist, And Medical Resident!Ventilator Modes Made Easy: The Complete Guide For Registered Nurse, Respiratory Therapist, And Medical Resident!Respiratory Signs & Symptoms - Nurses Assessment Video SeriesRespiratory Signs & Symptoms – Nurses Assessment Video SeriesNursing Notes 60 High Yield Pocket Nursing Reference Cards, Durable Plastic (3.5Nursing Notes 60 High Yield Pocket Nursing Reference Cards, Durable Plastic (3.5

For more information, check out these podcasts on respiratory from NRSNG.

What Nurses Need to Know About Sepsis

What Nurses Need to Know About Sepsis

Welcome to Season 3 of the FreshRN Podcast. In this episode, Kati and Melissa interview Michael Ackerman DNS RN APRN-BC and Tom Ahrens, PhD RN FAAN on sepsis, priorities for the new nurse, and current sepsis treatment trends and recommendations.

Welcome to Season 3 of the FreshRN Podcast. In this episode, Kati and Melissa interview Michael AckermanDNS RN APRN-BC and Tom Ahrens, PhD RN FAAN on sepsis

A word about show notes: our goal is to get show notes up on this blog for listeners as soon as possible. They are mentioned throughout the episodes, and it’s taking some time to compile all of them and make them as concise and impactful as possible. Thank you for your patience!

Please note, while patient experiences are discussed, their identifying details have been changed to protect their privacy and uphold HIPAA.

Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

You can find season 1 and season 2 on the FreshRN Podcast page.

Sepsis: Definitions, Pathophysiology and the Challenge of Bedside Management (Respiratory Medicine)Sepsis: Definitions, Pathophysiology and the Challenge of Bedside Management (Respiratory Medicine)Sepsis: Diagnosis and TreatmentSepsis: Diagnosis and TreatmentWinning the Fight Against Sepsis: What Every Nurse Should KnowWinning the Fight Against Sepsis: What Every Nurse Should Know

Season 3, Episode 2: Nursing Certifications – The What, Why, How, and When

Season 3, Episode 2: Nursing Certifications – The What, Why, How, and When

 

Nursing Certifications: The What, Why, and When Show Notes

About the FreshRN Podcast

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 that first year. From nursing orientation, code blues, tricks of the trade, and personal experiences, to time management, delegation, patient deaths, and more. Please note, while patient experiences are discussed, their identifying details have been changed to protect their privacy and uphold HIPAA.

This podcast is available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, and Google Play

Season 3, Episode 2: Nursing Certifications – The What, Why, How, and When

Welcome to Season 3 of the FreshRN Podcast. In this episode, we interview Karen Kesten DNP APRN CCRN-K CCNS CNE, with the AACN about nursing certifications and why they are important to our profession, plus how to become certified.

Listen to this episode below!

 

Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

You can find season 1 and season 2 on the FreshRN Podcast page.

More Resources on Nursing Certifications

 

Certification Review for PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 4eCertification Review for PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 4eUpdates in Primary Nursing Care: Continuing Education Program for NursesUpdates in Primary Nursing Care: Continuing Education Program for NursesCertification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 5eCertification and Core Review for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, 5eBasic Critical Care Guidebook: A Training Program for the Development of Critical Care Nurses with 75 Continuing Education Contact Credit HoursBasic Critical Care Guidebook: A Training Program for the Development of Critical Care Nurses with 75 Continuing Education Contact Credit HoursLippincott Certification Review: Medical-Surgical NursingLippincott Certification Review: Medical-Surgical Nursing