Season 2, Episode 011: The Patients We Will Never Forget

Season 2, Episode 011: The Patients We Will Never Forget

 

Patients We Will Never Forget

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 2, Episode 11: The Patients We Will Never Forget

In this episode, we discuss the patients we will never forget. Identifying patient details were changed to protect patient privacy, however the meaning and lessons of the stories remain.

NOTE: This podcast is personal stories so there are no show notes for it.

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Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

More patient resources

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Season 2, Episode 10: Tips for Working Night Shift

Season 2, Episode 10: Tips for Working Night Shift

Tips for Working the Night Shift

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 2, Episode 10: Tips for Working Night Shift

This episode discusses very practical tips for learning how to live the night shift life from the perspective of current and former night shift nurses. We discuss eating and sleeping tips, to how to manage your nursing care on the night shift, communicating with the healthcare team at night, and more.

Listen to this episode below!

 

Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

More night shift resources

Season 2, Episode 9: Code STEMI, Code Stroke, Code Sepsis

Season 2, Episode 9: Code STEMI, Code Stroke, Code Sepsis

Code STEMI, Code Stroke, Code Sepsis

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 2, Episode 9: Code STEMI, Code Stroke, Code Sepsis

In this episode, Elizabeth (former code-team nurse) takes the lead in discussing what’s important for new nurses to know about STEMI, stroke, and sepsis. We discuss nursing care and the big three – strokes, STEMI’s, and sepsis.  Please note, this episode was recorded in January 2017, and the latest evidence at that time. The best practices surrounding treatment of these evolve continually and we encourage you to ensure you’re referring to the latest evidence and facility policy while providing patient care.

Listen to this episode below!

 

Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

More resources on codes:

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Season 2, Episode 8: Dealing with a Negative Unit Culture, Nurse Bullies, and Confrontation

Season 2, Episode 8: Dealing with a Negative Unit Culture, Nurse Bullies, and Confrontation

Working on nursing units can be amazingly rewarding with great teamwork, but can also be really challenging if you don’t fit right in or if you encounter a Negative Unit Culture, Nurse Bullies or more. In this podcast episode, we discuss some tips on how to deal with this.

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 2, Episode 8: Dealing with a Negative Unit Culture, Nurse Bullies, and Confrontation

Working on nursing units can be amazingly rewarding with great teamwork, but can also be really challenging if you don’t fit right in or if you encounter a Negative Unit Culture, Nurse Bullies or more. This episode discusses how to deal with a negative unit culture, the importance of emotional intelligence, self-inventory, how to respond to nurse bullies, and confrontation. We talk empathy, sympathy, and more.

Listen to this episode below!

Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

More resources on dealing with negative people:

 

Dealing with a Negative Nursing Unit Culture

Dealing with a Negative Nursing Unit Culture

This episode discusses how to deal with a negative unit culture, the importance of emotional intelligence, self-inventory, how to respond to bullies, and confrontation. We talk empathy, sympathy, and more.

In this episode, Elizabeth (former code-team nurse) takes the lead in discussing what’s important for new nurses to know about STEMI, stroke, and 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 all previously published FreshRN podcats on the blog and on iTunes.

Season 2, Episode 7: Tips for New Grad Nurses on Resumes, Applications, and Interviews

Season 2, Episode 7: Tips for New Grad Nurses on Resumes, Applications, and Interviews

Tips for New Grad Nurses on Resumes, Applications, and Interviews 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 2, Episode 7: Tips for New Grad Nurses on Resumes, Applications, and Interviews

This episode covers the essential aspects of landing a job as a new nurse; resumes, applications, and interviews. All three of the hosts have experience interviewing new graduates and we give you our insider tips on the process.

Listen to this episode below!

 

Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

More resources on nurse interviews

Get Hired Every Time: Job Interview Tips for the New or Seasoned Nurse: A quick guide to nursing job interview success!Get Hired Every Time: Job Interview Tips for the New or Seasoned Nurse: A quick guide to nursing job interview success!Anatomy of a Super Nurse: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming NurseyAnatomy of a Super Nurse: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming NurseyYou're Hired! A Nurse's Guide to Success in Today's Job MarketYou’re Hired! A Nurse’s Guide to Success in Today’s Job Market

Season 2, Episode 6: Nurses Make Mistakes

Season 2, Episode 6: Nurses Make Mistakes

Nurses make mistakes

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 2, Episode 6: Nurses Make Mistakes

Contrary to popular belief, nurses as not perfect. Nurses make mistakes. In this episode, we discuss the mistakes we’ll never forget, as well as a few others. We also discuss some tips on how to deal with mistakes as a new nurse.

Listen to this episode below!

 

 

Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

More resources on nurses making mistakes

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Season 2, Episode 5: Pain Management Tips

Season 2, Episode 5: Pain Management Tips

Pain Management Tips 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 2, Episode 5: Pain Management Tips

This episode covers the important difference between pain management and pain elimination, patient education, appropriate assessment, a proactive approach to pain management versus reactive, and some essential definitions.

Listen to this episode below!

 

 

Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

Show notes and more resources

Season 2, Episode 4: Tips for New Grads in the ICU

Season 2, Episode 4: Tips for New Grads in the ICU

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 2, Episode 4 Tips for New Grads in the ICU

In this episode we discuss characteristics of the intensive care nurse, normal expectations, critical thinking, advocacy, communication, and more. We dive into 8 tips for new grads in the ICU! This episode is hosted by 3 CCRN nurses, which is a critical care specialty certification granted by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Listen to this episode below!

 


Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

Show notes and more resources

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Episode 015: Neuro Nurse Tips for Newbies Part 3: Meds, Monitoring, Diagnostics, and Surgeries

Episode 015: Neuro Nurse Tips for Newbies Part 3: Meds, Monitoring, Diagnostics, and Surgeries

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.

This episode discusses some important meds, different kinds of monitoring, diagnostics, and surgeries that are pertinent to the neuro nurse.

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.

Episode 014 Neuro ICU Nurse Tips for Newbies, Part 2: Disease Processes

Episode 014 Neuro ICU Nurse Tips for Newbies, Part 2: Disease Processes

This episode discusses a few diseases processes that are typically seen by the neuro ICU nurse as well as a neuro floor. We chat about subdural hematomas, epidural hematomas, seizures, brain tumors, and diffuse axonal injury.  And as always, this episode is hosted by three neuro ICU nurses!

This episode discusses diseases processes that are typically seen by the neuro ICU nurse as well as monitoring by a neuro ICU Nurse. Hosted by three neuro ICU nurses.

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.

Episode 013 Neuro Nurse Tips for Newbies, Part 1:  When to Worry, Disease Processes

Episode 013 Neuro Nurse Tips for Newbies, Part 1: When to Worry, Disease Processes

Welcome to Season 2 of the FreshRN Podcast. This episode features neuro nurse tips and discusses the main questions newbies to neuro have: if neuro changes are subtle, when do I worry? We also discuss common neuro disease processes including ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intraventricular hemorrhage, and more. This episode is hosted by three neuro ICU nurses.

neuro nurse tips

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.

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