Neutropenic fever is a common hospital presentation for oncology patients. Dr. Darien Reed explains what neutropenic fever is, who is at risk for getting it, important assessment findings, and how we work up these patients.Continue reading “#20 Neutropenic Fever”
Dr. Amrit Hansra, interventional radiologist, gives an overview of imaging modalities as well as key nursing takeaways for common IR procedures such as G-tubes, biliary drains, and nephrostomy tubes.Continue reading “#19 Interventional Radiology for Nurses”
Patients require transportation for many reasons: to an increased level of care, a decreased level of care, a procedure, or for imaging. Katherine Stradling, BSN, RN, CCRN, TCRN discusses the science of transport, what it’s like in the ambulance, and what bedside nurses can do to facilitate safe transport.Continue reading “#18 Critical Care Transport”
Dialysis isn’t simply hooking up a patients to a machine for 3-4 hours. Veteran dialysis nurse, Jameisha Rogers RN, talks us through what happens during dialysis starting from reviewing orders to decannulation.
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Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis is a core marker of healthcare excellence. Dr. Walter Cheng, hospitalist, explains that almost every hospitalized patient is at an increased risk for developing a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) and that nurses play a crucial role in preventing, assessing for, and educating our patients about VTE.
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Today, ICU patients seem to become sicker and more sedated. Sedation medications, such as Propofol, have become more accessible and can be hung up and left on a drip all day. Heidi Engel, PT, DPT argues that less sedation and more mobilization should be thought of as important as taking medications. In this episode, we discuss how nurses can play a crucial role in mobilizing our patients both in the ICU and on the floor.
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Pregnant and breastfeeding patients aren’t always hospitalized for obstetric reasons and can be placed throughout the hospital. Dr. Michelle Solone, OBGYN talks to us about how we can assess these patients, what to look out for, and how nurses can promote pumping and breast feeding during a hospitalization.Continue reading “#14 Pregnant and Lactating Patients in Non-Obstetric Departments”
Dr. Brandon Varr, an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist, provides insight into how heart failure is managed by diuretics and whether or not fluid restriction is important.Continue reading “#13 Heart Failure Management: Diuretics and I&Os”
Homeless patients can add extra layers of complexities to hospital care. Dr. Joe Mega provides perspective about the needs of our patients experiencing homelessness and how healthcare professionals can care for them more effectively.Continue reading “#12 Hospital Care of Homeless Patients”
Faiman Chow, MS, SLP provides insight into safe swallowing practices, good oral care, the risk factors for aspiration pneumonia, and the use of artificial nutrition in advanced dementia.Continue reading “#11 Safe Swallowing and Aspiration Pneumonia”