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.

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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

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.