Communication Tips – Your Loved Ones

by | Sep 14, 2021 | Podcasts | 0 comments

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Who You’ll Hear

Kati Kleber, MSN RN– Nurse educator, former cardiac med-surg/stepdown and neurocritical care nurse, author, and speaker.

Communication Tips Your Loved Ones PIN

What You’ll Learn

  • Give grace
  • Expect missteps
  • A day in the life
  • Routines
  • Expectations

Communication Tips – Your Loved Ones Show Notes

  • You’re about to have a lifestyle change – you’ll need some grace
    • Night before, night of work you’ll be DEAD
    • Plan for shifts and allow time to recover/reflect/learn – don’t do stuff before or after a shift – laundry and things, don’t expect to have energy to get up before work or stay up late after 
  • Expect messy missteps
    • Be quick to apologize and own your part of miscommunications
  • Spend a little time walking through a day in the life so they truly understand what is being asked of you
    • People who are not nurses do not truly understand what a difficult day is like as a nurse. They often equate a difficult day to their frame of reference, which may be challenging but it’s not likely on the level that you’re dealing with
  • Get a pre/post shift routine established
    • Include a way for you to personally debrief
    • Talk about your day but don’t let it over take you
    • Nursing is what you do, it’s not everything about you – these boundaries are really important to cultivate 
  • Communicate expectations, how you support one another

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Hi, I’m Kati.

Kati Kleber, MSN RN is a nurse educator, author, national speaker, host of the FreshRN® Podcast, and owner of FreshRN® – an online platform created to educate, encourage, and motivate newly licensed nurses in innovative ways.

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