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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Wound Care: Ostomies, Leaking Wound Vacs, and Pressure Injuries

For this episode, I speak with Brittany Hoang, NP CWON, about common wound nursing pitfalls including admitting a patient with wounds, wound vac trouble shooting, ostomy care, and wounds related to oxygen administration and COVID-19.

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