#17 What Happens During Dialysis?

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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#16 VTE Prophylaxis Demystified

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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#15 The Nurses Role in Early Mobility

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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#14 Pregnant and Lactating Patients in Non-Obstetric Departments

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.

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#10 The COVID Episode: What Do We Know Now?

We’re a year into the pandemic and, as a nurse, I’m curious: what have we learned are the best practices for treating COVID in the hospital? I sat down with a returning guest, Dr. Cyrus Shariat, an intensivist, and asked him about COVID pathophysiology, management of respiratory failure, medications, and risk of thromboembolism. 

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#9 Atrial Fibrillation Management and a Peak Into the Cath Lab

Dr. Megan Coylewright, interventional cardiologist, and Danielle Durfey, cath lab RN, sit down with me to talk about atrial fibrillation (AF) management including rate v. rhythm control, anticoagulants, and the Watchmanâ„¢ device.

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