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RNHuddle Podcast Activities - Nursing Hot Topics
UNMC CNE CON
These podcast activities are hosted by Continuing Nursing Education, College of Nursing in University of Nebraska Medical Center covering the hot topics in nursing and related domain.
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National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) Podcast with Dr. Lee Ruotsi - Wound Cleansing
Join us for another great episode with NPIAP's Dr. Lee Ruotsi as he joins co-host Renee Paulin, MSN, RN, CWOCN. On this episode of RN Huddle, Renee and Dr. Ruotsi discuss wound cleansing. They go into great detail about the appropriate use including what to look for within the various solutions and when particular cleansers are okay to use based on the patient's needs. Dr. Ruotsi provides some great tips and some insight on various solutions he has used in his practice. This is a fantastic episode and beneficial for all settings.
Apr 16, 2021
A Talk with an UNMC Infectious Disease Expert - Dr. Ted Cieslak
Join our host Dr. Heidi Keeler as she talks with UNMC's own Dr. Ted Cieslak. Dr. Cieslak is an infectious disease expert who works in UNMC's Bio-Containment Unit, one of the first units to care for COVID patients in early 2020. He discusses his experience at the beginning of the pandemic, how the interprofessional team is essential to patient care during COVID as well as where he sees the pandemic going in the future. Remember to continue to wash your hands, wear a mask, and if it's available to you, get vaccinated!
Apr 2, 2021
Common Struggles to Home Health Care Access: Multiple Sclerosis
This week on RN Huddle we have a new guest with us! Dr. Kathleen Healey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences. She’s joined by BOTH of our co-hosts Renee Paulin and Heidi Keeler as they talk about an important topic related to caring for patients with MS and other debilitating disorders, creating challenges to home care access. Our guests discuss community resources that are important to be aware of and incorporate into the comprehensive care plan to help improve the quality of care for those with complex comorbidities. Her research has been very impactful in terms of specialized comprehensive care when caring for those with MS. Join us on RN Huddle to hear more on this unique topic with a very passionate and knowledgeable guest!
Mar 18, 2021
Ostomy Series Ep. 2 - Let's Take a WOC through the Ostomy Care Journey (Colostomy & Ileostomy)
On this second episode of our WOC Ostomy Care Journey, our co-host Renee Paulin, MSN, RN, CWON, is again joined by Cassi Norton, BSN, RN, CWOCN, Ann Lif, MSN, RN, CWOCN, and Chris Berke, APRN-NP. This episode they are going to be focusing more on Colostomy and Ileostomy patient care. The group talks about different ostomy products and how to use them properly as well as the challenges they have encountered and common concerns expressed from other clinicians. And lastly, all of our guests (and our co-host!) each provided an important piece of advice for your future Ostomy patient care! You won't want to miss it!
Mar 4, 2021
Nursing and NETEC
Welcome back to RN Huddle! We took a break but we're back today with our host Heidi Keeler as she talks about how nurses are taking the lead in key national healthcare efforts. We are joined by two special guests and nurses extraordinaire, Angela Vasa and Sharon Vanairsdale! Angie and Sharon are Directors for National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center, or NETEC. The Ebola epidemic caused serious challenges in providing safe care, and NETEC was formed to lead the response. It has since evolved into a national presence during COVID, lead in part by our guests! We talk about how "just say yes" and "step forward" are key to nursing leadership, and how nurses are uniquely positioned for leadership in the healthcare team. We hope you enjoy this episode of RN Huddle and remember to wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay safe!
Feb 4, 2021
Ostomy Podcast Series – Let’s Take a WOC through Ostomy Care Journey
New series alert! The Nebraska affiliate of the WOCN Society presents: Ostomy Podcast Series – Let’s Take a WOC through the Ostomy Care Journey! Join our co-host Renee Paulin, MSN, RN, CWOCN as she talks with her fellow WOC colleagues Chris Berke, Ann Lif, and Cassi Norton about their journeys to and within WOC nursing. This is the first episode of a brand new series for those interested in Ostomy care and a sneak peak of what is to come to help our fellow nurses by providing some tips and tricks as well as a few tools and/or resources at hand when caring for your patients. See the Episode note for some important links, documents and contact information. Take a WOC with us!
Jan 21, 2021
National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) Podcast with AnnMarie Nie – Neonatal Skin
We have another great NPIAP episode for all of our RN Huddle listeners! Today we are joined by AnnMarie Nie, who is a neonatal skin expert. AnnMarie, MSN, RN, CNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN, and our co-host, Renee Paulin MSN, RN, CWOCN, sit down and talk about the research that has evolved surrounding neonatal skin compared to adult skin. She has greatly paved the way for a more advanced understanding of neonatal skin including multiple publications related to her passion for wound care with neonates. Take a listen!
Jan 7, 2021
The COVID-19 Vaccine is Here!
Welcome to 2021 RN Huddle listeners! Starting the year off right, the COVID-19 Vaccine is here and health care professionals are getting vaccinated! We here at UNMC and Nebraska Medicine are attempting to get as many colleagues vaccinated as we can. How can we do that? Today’s guest, Nicole Skinner, can tell us! She has been essential in building the schedule of vaccination clinics and making sure those on the frontlines can get their vaccination (if they want to) in a timely manner. We hope you enjoy this episode and we want to thank all front line workers for all of their hard work in the fight against COVID-19!
Dec 16, 2020
Moral Distress and Compassion Fatigue in Nursing
This week's episode is a VERY important topic for all nurses: moral distress and compassion fatigue. This issue is amplified by our current status of extended stress related to the pandemic. The need to practice self-care is critical. RN Huddle host Heidi Keeler is joined with Amy Stewart, Vice President of Education and Certification Strategy at the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing AAPACN. Amy is an expert presenter on moral distress and compassion fatigue. Heidi and Amy s discuss the effect on patient safety, tips on how nurse leaders can check on their staff during difficult times, and the long-term effects of major stress injuries when distress and fatigue are left unresolved. We hope nurses and nurse leaders can get an overview of this topic from our very passionate speakers!
Dec 3, 2020
Responsibilities of a White House Nurse
This week on RN Huddle, our host Heidi Keeler and co-host Renee Paulin are joined with former White House nurse, Kristin Stoniecki. The three of them discuss Kristin's background as a navy nurse as well as the responsibilities of a White House Nurse. This is a fascinating episode and really illustrates the numerous career paths a nurse can take involving widespread specialties and rewarding experiences. This is an episode in which we really think our RN Huddle listeners will enjoy!
Nov 18, 2020
National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) Podcast with Dr. Joyce Black – RCA’s
We are joined again by UNMC College of Nursing’s very own Dr. Joyce Black! Going back to our very first episodes, Dr. Black joined her daughter in discussing legalities in nursing! Go check them out! For this week's podcast, Dr. Black is joined by, once again, our co-host Renee Paulin! Renee and Dr. Black discuss RCA’s, their importance in nursing, and how nurses can best utilize them involving pressure injuries. Thanks for joining us for another NPIAP episode on RN Huddle!
Nov 5, 2020
Current Nursing Trends with our Hosts
Our RN Huddle hosts, Heidi Keeler and Renee Paulin are back together to talk about current nursing trends! Listen in as they talk telehealth, PPE, travel nursing, burnout, and more! Want a specific guest on RN Huddle or have a specific topic you’d like to hear more information on? Contact us at CONCNERNHuddle@gmail.com with all of your ideas and we’ll do our best!
Oct 20, 2020
National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) Podcast with Liz Friedrich – Nutrition and Wounds
To continue our series with NPIAP, our co-host Renee Paulin meets with Liz Friedrich who is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist. Renee and Liz discuss nutrition and how it can affect wounds and wound healing. They also talk through some resources our listeners can use to help in this area as well as where nutrition fits into the 2019 NPIAP guideline updates.
Aug 28, 2020
It's Back to Nursing School Time!
Join our RNHuddle host Heidi Keeler & co-host, Renee Paulin TOGETHER for the first time as they chat about nursing school and how to survive it! They discuss tips from the trenches, why nursing school is so taxing, and how to use humor to alleviate stress and connect with others. A great podcast for students and nurses alike, tune in, and share in the fun! Do you have an idea or topic that you'd like to hear discussed on RNHuddle? Get in touch with our hosts at email@example.com
Aug 14, 2020
National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) Podcast with Dr. Lee Ruotsi – Providers and Pressure Injuries
Join us for a new series with the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel. On this episode, we welcome back our very own Renee Paulin, MSN, RN, CWOCN, as she joins a member of the NPIAP Board of Directors and Chair of the NPIAP Education Committee, Dr. Lee Ruotsi. Renee and Dr. Ruotsi discuss the essential responsibilities necessary amongst all providers and clinicians to include in their practice involving pressure injuries. Keep an eye out for future episodes with others from NPIAP!
Jul 2, 2020
Getting to Know the UNMC CON Faculty: LeAnn Holmes, DNP, APRN, FAANP
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to transition out of your current practice into academia? Is this right for you? RN Huddle is interested in learning more about the transition from nursing practice to education. Today’s guest is LeAnn Holmes, DNP. Dr. Holmes, DNP is the Director for the Morehead Center for Nursing Practice where she oversees the placement of nursing faculty into clinical practice positions. In this episode LeAnn talks about her journey to from diehard clinician to academic faculty at UNMC, and how she balances her roles as leader, educator, and practicing clinician.
Jun 18, 2020
The Power of Advocacy: A Conversation with The Gritty Nurse Podcast
This episode of RN Huddle brings us into the sound studio of the Gritty Nurse Podcast. Our host Dr. Heidi Keeler sits down with the Gritty Nurse Podcast hosts Amy Varley and Sara Fung to talk about the importance of advocacy in nursing. The dialogue gets hot as the nurses reveal their challenges with the perception of nursing by the public, in the media and in entertainment, and how we as nurses need to be bold in challenging these misperceptions. Tips to improve your advocacy skills are reviewed, empowering you to be effective advocates for your patients, your profession, and your career.
Jun 4, 2020
Talking Trauma Informed Care
Join us for another unique episode of RN Huddle. For many nurses, Trauma Informed Care is an important skill in patient care but you may not fully understand what it is and how it can help you improve your practice. Join Ashley Farrens & Dr. Charity Evans as they discuss the principles of and their passion for Trauma-Informed Care, and how it can help you identify and manage trauma induced patient behavior.
May 21, 2020
Living A Healthier & Stronger Life During Quarantine with Peter Pellerito
This episode of RN Huddle will have you feeling stronger in just 2 minutes! Join our host, Dr. Heidi Keeler, as she talks with a UNMC health expert Peter Pellerito about how you can use simple and enjoyable fitness breaks throughout the day to become stronger and healthier! We also throw a challenge out to you, our RN Huddle listeners! Can you find 20 seconds in your day to become just a little stronger? Maybe stretch while you brush your teeth? How about taking a breathing break in between patients or projects?
May 7, 2020
Virtual Chat with UNMC College of Nursing Dean Juliann Sebastian
On this special episode of RN Huddle, we take a few moments to chat with our UNMC College of Nursing Dean Juliann Sebastian. Dr. Sebastian discusses what is happening "under the hood" of nursing education, as well as provides insight into nursing leadership in academic and practice settings, particularly in the face of challenges such as the current pandemic.
Apr 24, 2020
Sexual Assault Awareness Month - Part 2
In this episode of RN Huddle, we continue to discuss SANE nursing as a part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Join Claire, Jen, and Devi as they finish their discussion on the fictitious cases that they started chatting about during our last episode. As always, we here at RN Huddle aspire to educate about hot topics in nursing that although are tough to discuss, are necessary to advocate for.
Apr 9, 2020
Sexual Assault Awareness Month - Part 1
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and during this episode of RN Huddle we visit with Claire Beweja, Jen Tran and Devi Fitelly. During this two-part series, these Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners talk about 3 fictitious cases and what steps they would take when the patients arrive. Join us again in two weeks for the continuation of this discussion.
Mar 26, 2020
Talking NG/G Tube Medication Administration with Dr. Ally
Medication administration can get complex for patients with compromised GI systems. Join us for this episode of RN Huddle as we sit down with repeat guest and drug expert Dr. Ally Dering-Anderson and her pharmacy student Lindsay as they discuss medication delivery through NG and G tubes. They review basic guidelines and best practices for medication and nutrition administration via these alternate delivery mechanisms. This information is critical for the proper administration and optimal absorption.
Mar 16, 2020
COVID-19 Review by Nurses on the Front Lines
We interrupt our normal podcast schedule to get you a special episode of RN Huddle. Over the past few weeks, the Coronavirus pandemic has shifted the world's focus away from the normal way of business. It is important as a health care worker to know what to do and how to help your patients. UNMC has expertise on caring for COVID 19 and other infectious diseases, and are ready to share what they have learned. Today’s RN Huddle reviews our experiences, points to resources you can use, answers to questions from your patients and staff, and other important information. This episode features our very own College of Nursing faculty Dr. Beth Beam, as well as Nebraska Medicine ED nurses Kalen Knight and Shanaz Benner.
Mar 12, 2020
Talking Burnout with Dr. Wengel – Part 2
Today on RN Huddle, we continue the conversation between Dr. Heidi Keeler (our host) and Dr. Steve Wengel. While burnout is a very real issue in today's workplace, there are always options to help defeat and maybe even prevent it. Dr. Wengel and Heidi talk about what options may be available at your institution and how you can utilize those resources.
Feb 27, 2020
Talking Burnout with Dr. Wengel – Part 1
In this episode, we sit down again with host Dr. Heidi Keeler and a new guest Dr. Steve Wengel. Dr. Wengel is both the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Wellness and Chair of the UNMC Department of Psychiatry. He is very interested in workplace burnout and how to best beat it. While it’s not a psychiatric condition, it is still very serious and more and more people experience it every day. Listen here for tips on how to avoid burnout and how to combat it should you or a co-worker feel it.
Feb 13, 2020
Are You Brave Enough: Part 2
Today we continue the conversation between our host Heidi Keeler and UNMC’s own Dr. Sasha Shillcutt. Sasha is the Founder/CEO of Brave Enough. A website and entity that helps women know that they’re not alone and helps to convey ways that we can all support one another. In this episode, Sasha and Heidi talk about Sasha’s new book called Between Grit and Grace. The book shares the self-reflection interviews of women done by Sasha. She talks with women who are physicians, lawyers, business owners and many more! These two also discuss other concepts that decipher the way that we look at ourselves. Ever heard of Imposter Syndrome? It’s a fascinating topic and the discussion by these two successful women is beneficial to any woman who listens!
Jan 30, 2020
Are You Brave Enough: Part 1
On this episode of RN Huddle, we are joined by a VERY special guest. Her name is Dr. Sasha Shillcutt and she is a cardiac anesthesiologist for UNMC. Today, however, we aren’t discussing her successful physician role but her other passion, women in medicine and how they experience gender bias. She sits down with our host, Heidi Keeler, and gives a very frank discussion on gender bias in the workforce in healthcare and some tips on how to overcome it.
Jan 16, 2020
Addressing Sexual Assault: Conversations with SANEs
Today’s episode of RN Huddle is a little heavy but necessary. Join us with our returning guest Amy Mead as she sits down with her colleagues Nicole Lenaghan and Katie Buehler to discuss the role and experience of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). They will talk about topics such as reasons why to consider becoming a SANE nurse, court expectations when you’re called to court for a sexual assault case, and the community resources available to those who have been sexually assaulted.
Jan 2, 2020
Primordial Prevention: Creating Habits to Prevent
Join us for our first off-campus RN Huddle episode! We are joined by Jason Ott and Nick Monzu, creators of Empowered University. Empowered University is a new way to look at wellness programs using primordial prevention. Even though we all enjoy those patient interactions, we’d rather our patients be healthy and not necessarily have to come and see us with all health concerns. This episode helps to explain how primordial prevention can keep your patients healthy!
Dec 19, 2019
Self-Care and Why It Is Important to Those Working in Healthcare
This is the second part of our series on stress and self-care. In this episode, Kaylie and Courtney continue their talk and discuss self-care and why it’s important. This is a great episode as it relates to EVERYONE! Self-Care is so important and keeping yourself from burning out in your job helps you to treat patients that much better. Keep yourself healthy, so you can keep others healthy.
Dec 5, 2019
Stress in Nursing and How You Can Manage It
Join us for part one of our two part series on stress & self-care. We sit down with Kaylie Guinan and Courtney Marshall, two Nursing Professional Development Specialists at Nebraska Medicine, and talk about how they deal with stress and their advice to you on how to lower it. This episode of RN Huddle has a few great pieces of advice that you won’t want to miss! Remember to join us again in two weeks to hear more from these two on self-care and how it can improve your work as well as your personal life.
Nov 21, 2019
Let’s Celebrate Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day!
This episode of RN Huddle, we are talking Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day with our very own Nurse Planner Renee Paulin (a certified WOCN) and also our very own, Dr. Janet Cuddigan, President of the National Pressure injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP). These two ladies are discussing the NEW Clinical Practice Guideline for Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Injuries. As an author of these guidelines, Dr. Cuddigan has the expertise to really explain these new guidelines and help answer any question!
Nov 7, 2019
Generations in the Nursing Workforce
Sit down with Nursing Professional Development Specialists Michelle Schulte, Erin Jordan and Danielle Nichols as they discuss the challenges of working with the different generations in today’s workforce. From Gen Z’s to Baby boomers, we have a wide age range in the current workforce. On this episode of RN Huddle, these nurses are talking through those difficulties and how to work together when it comes to the Gen Z’s/Millennials technology vs. the Baby boomers face-to-face communication and more!
Oct 23, 2019
Bugs, Bones and Blood
Join us for this spooky edition of RN Huddle! We are joined by Amy Mead (Associate Nurse Manager) and Kalen Knight (Nurse Professional Development Specialist) from our own Nebraska Medicine Emergency Department. Amy and Kalen are familiar with all the creepy crawlies that come into the ER and discuss their most memorable experiences with lice, maggots, rabies and intestines where they don’t belong! Take a listen…if you dare…
Sep 26, 2019
In the latest episode of RN Huddle, we sit down with a faculty member from our College of Pharmacy Dr. Ally Dering-Anderson. Dr. Ally is known for her radio skills as well as her expertise in pharmacology. She is joined by one of her students Emily Tomes who is well on her way to becoming a pharmacist herself. In this episode, Dr. Ally and Emily discuss Dietary Supplements as well as their pros and cons. Take a listen to get their take on supplements such as fish oil, zinc, and selenium.
Sep 13, 2019
Patients Who Don’t Listen
In our last nursing and legalities RN Huddle episode, Dr. Joyce Black of UNMC and malpractice attorney Katie Cheetal discuss patients who are told to do one thing and then blatantly don’t do that thing or do the opposite. With that, they can still sue! Take a listen to see what Joyce and Katie have to say about it!
Sep 3, 2019
Nurses Giving Medications
How do you balance your workload & timing when it comes to administering medication to patients? To continue the legalities in nursing series, Dr. Black and Katie Cheetal discuss this issue and some legal consequences related to it.
Aug 15, 2019
Chemo and Infusion Pump Story
RN Huddle is getting personal! Dr. Joyce Black shares a personal patient story with Katie and wonders “Did they do the right thing? We didn’t know we were doing anything wrong. She asks for Katie’s help in determining if they were actually wrong from a legal standpoint.
Jul 23, 2019
Falling and Watching Over Our Patients
"How can we keep patients from falling when in our care? In this latest episode of RN Huddle, Kathryn Cheatle and Joyce Black discuss Granny cams and if this will help or hurt health care providers in a legal sense."
Jul 15, 2019
"Are pressure injuries avoidable? Can a patient sue a health provider over a pressure injury? In this episode of RN Huddle, Dr. Joyce Black and malpractice attorney Kathryn Cheatle continue their discussion on nursing and legalities with a focus on pressure injuries!"
Jun 27, 2019
Impact of Lawsuits with Nurses and Nurses' Actions
Ever help a patient where they are taken care of properly and survived the hospital stay and they still sue you? Dr. Joyce Black of UNMC College of Nursing has. In this first episode of RN Huddle, she discusses this particular story with malpractice attorney Kathryn Cheatle. You’ll hear about this story as well as other malpractice lawsuits and those related details.