Jami Fregeau, RN walks through rapid responses that nurses can (for the most part) manage independently. Hold on to your seat as we discuss equipment malfunctions and how to be prepared for when it happens to your patient.
From post-operative to acute illness, managing pain in the hospital is both an art and a science. As the lead advanced practitioner on an Acute Pain Team, Jason Low, RN, NP discusses important clinical concepts such as the multi modal approach, acute on chronic pain, as well as some cultural considerations when discussing pain management with our patients.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.