You are now clocking in with confidence, and you’re ready for the next challenge. But you enjoy your role, your team, and don’t want to change units or go back to school. In this episode, Kati, Amber, and Chelsea discuss some next steps you can take in your career now that you are no longer a newbie.
The charge nurse is the boots-on-the-ground leader and a role model for a unit. It can be a stressful job, but it can also be fun and empowering as you gain knowledge and experience. In this episode we chat about charge nurse responsibilities and some tips for new charge nurses.
We don’t stay new nurses forever. And some of our earliest Fresh RNs are now precepting newbies of their own! In this episode we discuss when to start precepting, your role as a preceptor, and the challenges that come along with it.
Who You’ll Hear Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K – Nurse educator, former cardiac med-surg/stepdown and neurocritical care nurse, author, speaker Melissa Stafford, BSN RN CCRN SCRN – Highly experienced and currently practicing nationally certified neurocritical care nurse Elizabeth Mills, BSN RN CCRN – Highly experienced neurocritical care nurse, current Stroke Navigator for a Primary Stroke […]
Most hospitals have some form of Rapid Response Team that can be called when patients are becoming unstable to bring people and resources to the bedside quickly. In this episode, we discuss when to call a Rapid Response, what happens once one is called, and some of our own experiences calling or responding to them. Head to FreshRN.com/41 for the complete show notes of this episode.
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.
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! In this episode, let’s discuss some tips and tricks for dealing with typical Intensive Care devices.
Nursing conferences are fun but can be pretty overwhelming. In this episode, we discuss some practical tips to get the most out of the experience.
Kathleen Puntillo, PhD RN FAAN is professor emeritus of nursing at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). At UCSF, she was director of the Critical Care/Trauma Graduate Program for many years and founded UCSF’s Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, and has published extensive research throughout her career and received many awards. What You’ll Learn […]
Ever wonder about how the bedside nurses work with nursing leadership? We interview Megan Brunson, a current practicing nursing supervisor, and discuss how the bedside nurse can leverage leadership in various patient situations.
Michael Ackerman, DNS RN APRN-BC Tom Ahrens, PhD RN FAAN What You’ll Learn Basic Definition Sepsis Study Early Recognition Tips for Med-Surg Nurses Low Temperatures Rapid Response Teams and Sepsis Tips for ICU Nurses What Changed? Studies Patient Care What Nurses Need to Know About Sepsis In this episode, we interview Michael Ackerman DNS RN […]
In this episode, we interview Karen Kesten, DNP APRN CCRN-K CCNS CNE who is currently the chair of the certification board of directors for the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). We talk about nursing certifications and why they are important to our profession, plus how to become certified
In this episode, we interviewed Nurse Nacole about tips for cardiac nurses. Nacole is a certified critical care nurse who is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice.
Elizabeth Mills, BSN RN CCRN – highly experienced neurocritical care nurse, current Stroke Navigator for a Primary Stroke Center What You’ll Learn Pros Food Sleep planning Tips for Working Night Shift – Show Notes Elizabeth, Melissa, and Kati discuss some tips for nurses new to night shift. All three have worked night shift, and Elizabeth […]
In this episode, we discuss nursing care and the big three – Code STEMI, Code Stroke, and Code 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.
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.
Striking the balance between too much pain medicine and not enough can be tough for any nurse, let alone a brand new nurse. What throws a big wrench in everything is the fact that we, as a nation, are experiencing a very real and very devastating epidemic of opioid use and abuse. Bedside nurses feel the brunt of this due to many patients requesting sometimes very concerning amounts of intravenous pain medications at alarming intervals. Here are some tips from bedside nurses about pain management.
This episode discusses why time management is essential for every nurse to consider as well as practical tips for the floor and critical care environment.
Show Notes for the episode that discusses dealing with patient deaths as it is happening right in front of your eyes, with tips for processing your emotions at home.