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

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

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

I’ve received a lot of questions from new nurses saying that one of their biggest struggles is when they’ve learned a lot but are having trouble learning how to trust your nursing judgement. You think you know what you’re doing, but you’re not sure...

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

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.

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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

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

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 4: Tips for Floating to Another Unit Show Notes

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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Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

More Resources on Floating to another Unit:

How To Be A Successful Travel Nurse: New Graduate, Float Nurse, Agency NurseHow To Be A Successful Travel Nurse: New Graduate, Float Nurse, Agency NurseHow To Be A Successful Travel Nurse: New Graduate, Float Nurse, Agency NurseCoffee Scrubs and Rubber Gloves: Lined Page Journal for Registered Nurses, Nursing School GraduatesCoffee Scrubs and Rubber Gloves: Lined Page Journal for Registered Nurses, Nursing School GraduatesCoffee Scrubs and Rubber Gloves: Lined Page Journal for Registered Nurses, Nursing School GraduatesHealth Assessment Made Incredibly Visual (Incredibly Easy! Series®)Health Assessment Made Incredibly Visual (Incredibly Easy! Series®)Health Assessment Made Incredibly Visual (Incredibly Easy! Series®)Nursing Belt Organizer For Nurse Accessories - KangaPak Nursing Belt Pouch - Helping Nurses Stay Organized & Serve Patients Faster - 9 Pockets To Hold Everything You Need (Black)Nursing Belt Organizer For Nurse Accessories – KangaPak Nursing Belt Pouch – Helping Nurses Stay Organized & Serve Patients Faster – 9 Pockets To Hold Everything You Need (Black)Nursing Belt Organizer For Nurse Accessories - KangaPak Nursing Belt Pouch - Helping Nurses Stay Organized & Serve Patients Faster - 9 Pockets To Hold Everything You Need (Black)

Season 4, Episode 3: Nursing Considerations for Organ Procurement

Season 4, Episode 3: Nursing Considerations for Organ Procurement

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

Nursing Considerations with Organ Procurement Show Notes

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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Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

More Resources on Organ Procurement:

Organ Procurement and Preservation (Vademecum)Organ Procurement and Preservation (Vademecum)Organ Procurement and Preservation (Vademecum)The Gift of Life: The Reality Behind Donor Organ RetrievalThe Gift of Life: The Reality Behind Donor Organ RetrievalThe Gift of Life: The Reality Behind Donor Organ RetrievalDeath and Donation: Rethinking Brain Death as a Means for Procuring Transplantable OrgansDeath and Donation: Rethinking Brain Death as a Means for Procuring Transplantable OrgansDeath and Donation: Rethinking Brain Death as a Means for Procuring Transplantable Organs#procurement - Stainless Steel Hashtag 12oz Camping Mug#procurement – Stainless Steel Hashtag 12oz Camping Mug#procurement - Stainless Steel Hashtag 12oz Camping MugNon-Heart-Beating Organ Transplantation: Medical and Ethical Issues in ProcurementNon-Heart-Beating Organ Transplantation: Medical and Ethical Issues in ProcurementNon-Heart-Beating Organ Transplantation: Medical and Ethical Issues in Procurement

Season 4, Episode 2: Nursing Considerations with Brain Death

Season 4, Episode 2: Nursing Considerations with Brain Death

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

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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Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

More Resources on Dealing with Brain Death:

Death before Dying: History, Medicine, and Brain DeathDeath before Dying: History, Medicine, and Brain DeathDeath before Dying: History, Medicine, and Brain DeathDo No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain SurgeryDo No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain SurgeryDo No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain SurgeryBrain DeathBrain DeathBrain DeathBrain DeathBrain DeathBrain Death

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)

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 1 - How to Deal with Family Members (Who Are Not Mad At You) Show Notes

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.

Listen to this episode below:

Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

More Resources on Dealing with Family Members:

Admit One: What You Must Know When Going to the HospitalAdmit One: What You Must Know When Going to the HospitalAdmit One: What You Must Know When Going to the HospitalCaring for Family Members and Patients Who Need UsCaring for Family Members and Patients Who Need UsCaring for Family Members and Patients Who Need UsCaring for Challenging Patients and Family MembersCaring for Challenging Patients and Family MembersCaring for Challenging Patients and Family Members