#22 Obstructive Sleep Apnea

What do you do when you notice that your patient has obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? Hospitalist James Thomas MD PhD, discusses what OSA is, risk factors, its relationship with heart disease, and how to navigate management of OSA in the hospital setting.

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#21 Vancomycin and Oral Diabetic Agents

Listen in as I pick Victoria Arsenault’s, PharmD, brain about two totally unrelated topics: vancomycin and oral diabetic agents.

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#18 Critical Care Transport

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.

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#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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