The Wild West of Prehospital Care with Mike Linares, RN from Simple Nursing

Have you always wanted to go on an ambulance ride along?

Here is the chance to get a sneak peak at what happens to our patients who are brought in by ambulance. Listen in as Mike Linares from Simple Nursing thoughtfully (and humorously!) recounts stories from his time as an EMT.

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Cardiomyopathy with Dr. Eric Strong

Dr. Eric Strong, internal medicine physician, faculty professor and YouTuber Strong Medicine, reviews the three categories of cardiomyopathy including their etiology, physiology, treatment, and what nurses need to look out for in patients with the disease. Dr. Strong will also explain why the term “cardiomyopathy” is surprisingly misleading and misunderstood by nurses and clinicians alike.

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How to Address Vasovagal Syncope with Sarah Lorenzini, RN, MSN

Listen in as I share a case of vasovagal syncope with rapid response guru, Sarah Lorenzini from the Rapid Response RN Podcast, in which my patient had a syncopal episode while on telemetry. We discuss what the telemetry strip looked like, why atropine might not have been the best intervention for this patient and some of the treatment options for bradycardia.

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Pre- and Post-Kidney Transplant Patient Care with Dr. Silas Norman

Kidney transplant is, by far, the most common type of transplant procedure performed and therefore the most commonly seen in clinical practice. Dr. Norman Silas, MD, transplant nephrologist, discusses pertinent topics for clinical nurses such as the pre-transplant work-up, post-transplant medications, and potential pitfalls when caring for transplant recipients.

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Acute Agitation Management for Nurses with Dee Henderson, RN, MSN

Hostility, uncooperativeness and impulsivity: acute agitation can be one of the most stressful aspects of a nurses job. With forty years of nursing experience, Dee Henderson, RN, MSN, joins us to discuss how both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions can be used to de-escalate the crisis cycle.

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What Nurses Need to Know About Ostomies with Sarah Baumgart MSN, CWOCN

Here is the definitive episode about ostomies for the bedside nurse. From comparing  and ileal conduit v. ileostomy v. colostomy to coaching your patient on what to expect in life with an ostomy, Sarah Baumgart MSN, APRN, CWOCN, answers many of the questions nurses have about their patients with ostomies.

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Stroke Diagnostics, Intervention and Complications with Sarah Lorenzini, RN, MSN

Time is brain. Rapid response nurse, Sarah Lorenzini MSN, RN, is frequently working against the clock to get patients with stroke symptoms to CT and ultimately receiving definitive care. We will discuss what nurses can do to help facilitate fast interventions including tPA, thrombectomy, ventriculostomies, stroke center designation and post-CVA complications.

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What is Ketamine and How It Works as an Analgesic, Anesthetic and Antidepressant? with Tori Arsenault, PharmD

Ketamine seems to be the new “it” drug. Pharmacist Victoria Arsenault returns to the podcast to discuss how Ketamine’s dissociative properties can be used as an analgesic, anesthetic, and antidepressant.

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What All Nurses Need to Know About Rural Hospitals with Dr. Kent Herbert

Emergency departments in rural areas work in austere conditions that often require critically ill patients to transfer to larger hospitals that can provide a higher level of care. Kent Herbert, emergency physician, discusses what resources are available at rural hospitals and the process for transferring patients to higher levels of care.

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