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2 Male Nurses
Ben Medina & Andrew Oliver
A podcast for nurses by nurses. Growing in nursing education through experience, together. Andrew Oliver and Ben Medina, BSN, RN, CEN, CCRN Insta: @2malenurses_podcast Questions? Email us: email@example.com
Feb 27, 2022
S3E7: Faster Facts with the Fellas! BIS, Beta Blockers, LBBB!
This week’s episode is another round of Fast Facts with the Fellas! Join for an episode where we dive back into BIS, Beta Blockers, and LBBB!!
Feb 4, 2022
S3E6: Cricoid Pressure: “The pressure is on”
Special episode were we will dive into a very simple maneuver that we see ALL THE TIME. But we do we do this? Listen in to find out! Also, shout out to Jenna and Olivia! Keep crushin’ it!
Jan 21, 2022
S3E5: Calcium: Give him some milk!
Why do we give Calcium in a code? Listen now to find out! Special guest speaker Dr. Cancilla!
Dec 25, 2021
S3E4: 3 Male Nurses, another Christmas Special!
We offered interviews a few weeks ago and we HAVE A WINNER! Ben interviewed this listener of 2 Male Nurses podcast and is now a SRNA! Collab to discuss his admission to CRNA school and a review of Precedex! Enjoy this special episode. More in-depth Precedex review to come. We wished we had mentioned
Dec 7, 2021
S3E3: How to “sleigh” your INTERVIEW! **Christmas SPECIAL!**
Don’t get caught with a resting Grinch face. Make the interview committee love you at “frost” sight! You will truly be a rebel without a clause. We are offering FREE INTERVIEWS to the FIRST 10 listeners to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We are super excited and can’t wait to hear from you guys!
Nov 1, 2021
S3E2: How YOU can get into CRNA school on YOUR FIRST TRY! *3 Steps*
In today’s episode we break down getting into CRNA school into 3 EASY STEPS! Guaranteed admission on first application cycle! If you want to formulate a plan for CRNA school, need some encouragement for the journey or just want to have a good time, this is the podcast for you! Enjoy! *we also reveal our STATS at the end of the podcast*
Oct 3, 2021
S3E1: How WE got into CRNA school on our first try! (Or 10th try if you are Ben)
After being away from the podcast scene for a few months, we are back with a BIG UPDATE! We have both been accepted into nurse anesthesia school! Tune in for our different journeys to acceptance into different programs and don’t worry; there are more episodes to follow with some tips on how you too can take your best shot at CRNA school!
Apr 9, 2021
S2E7: 5 Fast Facts w/ the Fellas
The information you need! In a short and concise way.
Apr 2, 2021
S2E6: BLOOD PRESSURE “The Pressures On” (A-Line versus Cuff)
How does a blood pressure work? Difference between systolic and diastolic? MAP! A-Lines! Learn it all right here!
Mar 26, 2021
S2E5: Vaso & Neo! “It’s ALL alpha...”
Mar 19, 2021
S2E4: ARRR-DS: A Pirates Favorite Disease
*Warning: may contain Ben’s weakest analogy* All of us “covid nurses” know how to handle a good case of ARDS. But do we know why? Or the pathophysiology of ARDS? This week, you WILL learn. ***DEFINITELY WILL BE ON CCRN*** TOPICS: ARDS, Surfactant, PEEP, Vent Settings, P/F Ratios
Mar 12, 2021
S2E3: “To Prone or Not to Prone”
This week’s podcast we are talking all things proning! All of us nurses that have worker during the pandemic are definitely very proficient in this task now, but do we understand “the why”?? Buckle up for proning, paralyzing, and monitoring equipment! (TOF/BIS). - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4173887/
Mar 5, 2021
S2E2: How to make >$500,000 as a NURSE! *Tax Free*
Okay, so maybe a bit of an exaggeration. But for real, travel nursing is a very unique area of nursing!
Mar 1, 2021
S2E1: RSI-don’t Know What I Am Doing! Rapid Sequence Induction | Tube Placement
We are back with Season 2 of 2 Male Nurses! Get ready for an episode on one of the scariest times as nurse: Intubation. RSI medication. Confirming tube placement. Buckle up!
Jan 1, 2021
Anion Gap! “Be better than the gap...”
DKA: the gap is closed! What does this mean?!
Dec 25, 2020
ABO Compatibility for Nurses!
Transfusing blood is a very dangerous procedure we do on a daily basis as nurses. We have two nurse sign-offs as a “protection” against giving the wrong blood product to the wrong patient, but the best to prevent transfusion mistakes is by knowing ABO compatibility.
Dec 18, 2020
Why Steroids will SAVE your ICU Patient
Let’s take a deep dive on how steroids can be more beneficial than vasopressors on a crashing sepsis patient. “It’s not the sepsis that kills them, it is the inflammatory response”
Dec 7, 2020
How to be the DART MAN! “A comprehensive guide to your first carotid endarterectomy”
Today, 2 male nurses will dive into the nursing care for a postoperative carotid endarterectomy. Cranial Nerves, neuro checks, BP management it is all covered! We will give you everything you need to know so you don’t have to say, “shes gonna blow!!” (Additional side note: when patient is coughing post-op cover surgical site with hand to help prevent anything for “giving out”)
Oct 30, 2020
Pre-renal versus intra-renal FAILURE! “Are you in the Kitchen or in the Basement?”
This week, two male nurses will dive into the kidneys! Two amazing organs that do amazing things for the body. They will discuss BUN and Creatinine ratio, signs/symptoms of renal failure, and we approach treatment in the ICU. Learn how to provide better care for your patients and about the LASIX CHALLENGE!
Oct 23, 2020
Ventilator Series Part III: “SBT! SBT!” How to Safely Wean a Patient off a Ventilator
There is nothing an ICU nurse loves more than a vented and paralyzed patient with no family. But, research is clear about ventilators and patient outcomes. They are a lifesaving piece of equipment, but when it is time to get off of them, it is TIME! SBT! SBT! Allowing each patient an SBT (spontaneous breathing trial) every day will allow them the opportunity to GET OFF THE VENT (when appropriate)! How can we as nurses do better in weaning our patients safely off of the vent? Listen now!
Oct 16, 2020
Ventilator Series Part II: “Blast of Air or Occasional Blast of Air” (Ventilator Settings)
Ventilator settings! Everyone has ‘em and few know ‘em.
Oct 9, 2020
Potassium and You: “How to protect your heart from going bananas!”
1000 PLAYS! Wow! We are humbled and so excited that we hit this milestone. Today, we are bring you a very educational episode on Hyperkalemia. We will talk about causes, dangers, and treatments for this deadly cation. Hope you enjoy!
Oct 2, 2020
Alpha, Beta, whata?! How to Titrate Vasopressors in the ICU
This week, 2 Male Nurses are diving into the topic of vasopressors! Why does Epi effect the heart rate? Why does Levo increase MAP? What about Dopamine?! Listen, to better understand how YOU can titrate these BIG MEDICATIONS!
Sep 25, 2020
Ventilator Series Part 1: “You Take my Breath Away”
Today begins the Ventilator Series that 2malenurses will release over the next several weeks! Why are RTs punching these buttons? Decrease Tidal Volume. Increase PEEP. Etc. Increase your knowledge of the management ventilators right here.
Sep 18, 2020
ABGs: the BASICS! “We need a Gas”
This week 2malenurses will discuss Arterial Blood Gases. Listen in on the conversation between two nurses to better understand how to interrupt ABGs. They are talking the very basics this time. Enjoy!
Sep 11, 2020
“I See All Leads” an Intro to 12 Lead EKGs for Nurses
“Eh, looks like all the other ones to me...” If you find yourself saying this, look no further for an informative conversation on 12 Lead EKGs. This is a simple approach to understanding EKGs for nurses. There a many subtle details throughout an EKG, but we are starting with the basics. Enjoy!
Sep 5, 2020
ER v ICU: The age old question, who is BETTER?!
This week 2malenurses will tackle the long standing dispute. ER v ICU. Who is better?!
Aug 29, 2020
On this week’s podcast, join 2malenurse’s discussion on this high-level concept - the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve. Learn what cause a “left shift” and how we can apply this concept to our nursing profession. Enjoy!
Aug 21, 2020
How to get certified: CCRN | CEN
This week, Andrew and Ben dive into a short summary regarding nursing certifications. This goes beyond NCLEX. Beyond ACLS. This is the two most common nursing certs - CCRN and CEN. They will discuss the why and the how!
Aug 14, 2020
How to get into Nursing School!
Andrew and Ben dive into the question: How to get into nursing school? Nursing school is unique in that it is an undergraduate program that you can complete in as little as 3 years and get straight into the hospital. A lot of degrees like this (PT, OT, audiology, med school, etc) are after your undergrad. But nursing is at the beginning of your higher education journey. 2 Male Nurses will give you tips, stats, and resources to get into nursing school on your first time! Maybe you are considering nursing school, but don’t know what it entails. Listen to find out!
Aug 7, 2020
Who We Are
In today’s podcast Ben and Andrew dive into their story. They explain their journey into nursing and show that there is definitely more than one way to get your nursing license.
Jul 30, 2020
2 Male Nurses (Trailer)
2 Male Nurses Intro