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Podcast by Zach and LJ

Podcast by Zach and LJ
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Podcast by Zach and LJ

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English


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Chief Complaint Episode 21 - Law enforcement special! Working with medical staff, ethics, marijuana legality issues

9/13/2019
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Episode 21 of Chief Complaint is here! Today, LJ and Zach are joined by Jesse, a law enforcement officer who talks with them about what it's like to work together with nursing and medical staff, ethical issues around searching patients and pursuing them for arrest while at the hospital, and the questions surrounding marijuana legality. If you've got a question or comment for us, send us an email at chiefcomplaintpod@gmail.com, or tweet us @ChiefPod. Links: The Ethics of Law Enforcement in...

Duration:00:52:35

Chief Complaint Episode 20 - Compartment syndrome, Staffing (retention vs recruiting), Healthcare 101 - Routes of administration

9/6/2019
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Episode 20 of Chief Complaint is here! Today, Zach and LJ cover a true medical emergency in compartment syndrome, talk about staffing and the strategies you can use to maintain it, and then do some Healthcare 101 to go over routes of medication administration. If you've got a question or comment for us, send us an email at chiefcomplaintpod@gmail.com, or tweet us @ChiefPod. Links: Staffing: https://www.thenation.com/article/health-care-medicare-nurses/ Compartment Syndrome:...

Duration:00:54:56

Chief Complaint Episode 19 - Freestanding EDs, UTIs in the elderly, Next Gen NCLEX

8/30/2019
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Episode 19 of Chief Complaint is here! Today, Zach and LJ talk about the economics of freestanding EDs, UTIs in the elderly, and the next generation NCLEX exam. If you've got a question or comment for us, send us an email at chiefcomplaintpod@gmail.com, or tweet us @ChiefPod. Links: Freestanding EDs: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30638646 New NCLEX: www.medscape.com/viewarticle/917116 Music: You're There by The Mini Vandals All Night by Ikson

Duration:00:50:50

Chief Complaint Episode 18 - Being who you are at work, DNRs and advance directives

8/23/2019
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Episode 18 of Chief Complaint is here! Today, Zach (now officially a nursing student!) and LJ are joined by Kate, an ED colleague and very experienced nurse. In a two segment episode, they tackle issues around being true to yourself at work and how to deal with the reactions that might come from patients when you do, and then move on to cover DNRs and advanced directives. If you've got a question or comment for us, send us an email at chiefcomplaintpod@gmail.com, or tweet us @ChiefPod....

Duration:01:02:51

Chief Complaint Episode 17 - Being a new nurse, PCOS, Converting PTO to student loan payments

8/16/2019
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Episode 17 of Chief Complaint is here! Today LJ and Zach are joined by special guest Kealie, a new nurse who shares her perspective with our crew. They'll talk about the challenges of being a new nurse, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), and a plan to allow hospital employees to apply their PTO balances to student loan repayment. If you've got a question or comment for us, send us an email at chiefcomplaintpod@gmail.com, or tweet us @ChiefPod. Links: PCOS:...

Duration:00:52:12

Chief Complaint Episode 16 - Basic lab tests, Pancreatitis, Sepsis

8/9/2019
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Episode 16 of Chief Complaint is here! Today Zach and LJ break down some basic lab tests, and then talk about two common diseases that bring people to the ED, pancreatitis and sepsis. If you've got a question or comment for us, send us an email at chiefcomplaintpod@gmail.com, or tweet us @ChiefPod. Links: NurseLabs NCLEX prep: Links https://nurseslabs.com/nclex-practice-questions/ Rhythm strip from Zach takes the NCLEX question:...

Duration:00:38:44

Chief Complaint Episode 15 - Lack of hospital beds, Surprise billing, Homeopathy

8/2/2019
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Episode 14 of Chief Complaint is here! Today LJ and Zach dive into the issues of ED overcrowding and a lack of inpatient beds, surprise bills for patients and errors within those bills, and whether homeopathy is right for you. If you've got a question or comment for us, send us an email at chiefcomplaintpod@gmail.com, or tweet us @ChiefPod. Links: Overcrowding: http://thenationshealth.aphapublications.org/content/46/2/E6?fbclid=IwAR3NbGQ4F4XFsexUzF6vjcsHJ8Sj8HV3zPXczuLC-920EkiXRVPIm1kA_N0...

Duration:00:42:15

Chief Complaint - My Nursing Story 3

7/26/2019
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LJ is unavailable this week, so Zach takes his hand at My Nursing Story. First, he shares an experience from his EMT days about a young woman who suffered an overdose, and then he talks about an elderly patient he cared for when he was a nurse aide, and what he learned from that experience. If you've got a question you'd like us to answer, or a just want to get in touch, send us an email at chiefcomplaintpod@gmail.com, or tweet us @ChiefPod. Zach will be back with LJ next week, take care!...

Duration:00:15:37

Chief Complaint Episode 14 - Acidosis/alkalosis, Vitamin supplements, Sleep Apnea

7/19/2019
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Episode 14 of Chief Complaint is here! Today Zach and LJ go over acidosis and alkalosis, talk about whether or not vitamins and other dietary supplements are beneficial, and then give some information about obstructive sleep apnea. If you've got a question or comment for us, send us an email at chiefcomplaintpod@gmail.com, or tweet us @ChiefPod. Links: Vitamins -...

Duration:00:57:52

Chief Complaint Episode 13 - Autonomic nervous system, tPA, ICP monitoring

7/12/2019
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Episode 13 of Chief Complaint is here, and it's all about neuro! Today Zach and LJ dive into numerous neurology topics, including the sympathetic vs parasympathetic nervous system, tPA and its use in stroke, and ICP monitoring. If you've got a question or comment for us, send us an email at chiefcomplaintpod@gmail.com, or tweet us @ChiefPod. Music: You're There by The Mini Vandals All Night by Ikson

Duration:01:02:48

Chief Complaint Episode 12 - Black box warnings, 5 problems with healthcare, ECMO

7/5/2019
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Episode 12 of Chief Complaint is here! Today Zach and LJ try and beat the heat by talking about black box warnings for psychotropic medications, 5 things that make healthcare suck, and then we'll dive into ECMO! If you've got a question or comment for us, send us an email at chiefcomplaintpod@gmail.com, or tweet us @ChiefPod. Links: Black Box - https://www.verywellhealth.com/black-box-warning-1123963 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6159703/ 5 problems with healthcare -...

Duration:00:56:17

Chief Complaint Episode 11 - Giving bad news, type A to type O blood, hospital acquired infections

6/28/2019
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Episode 11 of Chief Complaint is here! Today LJ and Zach talk about giving difficult news to patients and families, converting type A into type O blood, and avoiding hospital acquired infections. And in a special birthday edition of Zach takes the NCLEX, he goes for the ever elusive 3 out of 3. Can he get there? Listen in and find out! If you've got a question or comment for us, send us an email at chiefcomplaintpod@gmail.com, or tweet us @ChiefPod. Links: Terminal Diagnoses:...

Duration:00:52:54

Chief Complaint Episode 10 - Obs units, Bariatric surgery for type 2 diabetes, July effect

6/21/2019
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Episode 10 of Chief Complaint is here! LJ and Zach talk about ED observation units, bariatric surgery for type 2 diabetes, and the "July effect". Then Zach tests his mettle against 3 more NCLEX questions, can he get 3 out of 3? Listen in and find out! If you've got a question or comment for us, send us an email at chiefcomplaintpod@gmail.com, or tweet us @ChiefPod. Music: You're There by The Mini Vandals All Night by Ikson

Duration:00:46:09

Chief Complaint Episode 9 - NYT OpEd on exploitation, Technology and alarm fatigue, Listener question

6/14/2019
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Episode 9 of Chief Complaint is here, and Zach got engaged over the weekend! Today he and LJ talk about a New York Times article on the exploitation of doctors and nurses, technology and the idea of "alarm fatigue", and they answer a listener question from the Innominate Podcast (@innominatepod)! If you've got a question or comment for us, send us an email at chiefcomplaintpod@gmail.com, or tweet us @ChiefPod. Links: NYT OpEd:...

Duration:00:55:37

Chief Complaint Episode 8 - Shift work, exercise and music for psychiatric inpatients, TB testing

6/7/2019
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Episode 8 of Chief Complaint is here! Zach has returned from Portugal, and he and LJ get together to talk about shift work and how it affects work/life balance, using exercise and music to help care for psychiatric patients, and new CDC guidelines regarding occupational TB testing. If you've got a question or comment for us, send us an email at chiefcomplaintpod@gmail.com, or tweet us @ChiefPod. Links: Good environment for psychiatric in-patients:...

Duration:00:58:55

Chief Complaint - My Nursing Story 2

5/31/2019
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Zach remains on vacation, and LJ is back with another "My Nursing Story". Today, she relates the story of a young woman she cared for after a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and everything that goes along with caring for not just the patient, but the family as well. If you've got a question you'd like us to answer, or a just want to get in touch, send us an email at chiefcomplaintpod@gmail.com, or tweet us @ChiefPod. Zach will be back with LJ next week, take care! Music: You're There by The...

Duration:00:12:03

Chief Complaint - My Nursing Story 2

5/31/2019
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Zach remains on vacation, and LJ is back with another "My Nursing Story". Today, she relates the story of a young woman she cared for after a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and everything that goes along with caring for not just the patient, but the family as well. If you've got a question you'd like us to answer, or a just want to get in touch, send us an email at chiefcomplaintpod@gmail.com, or tweet us @ChiefPod. Zach will be back with LJ next week, take care! Music: You're There by The...

Duration:00:12:03

Chief Complaint - My Nursing Story 1

5/24/2019
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While Zach's away on vacation, LJ recorded a pair of episodes we're calling "My Nursing Story". Today, LJ takes you through the story of one of her first long-term patients, a gentlemen named Harry (not his real name) suffering from pancreatic cancer. As interesting as the bells and whistles topics are, nursing is fundamentally about the people we care for, and LJ masterfully relates the experience of being a new nurse responsible for a patient approaching the end of their life. We'll have...

Duration:00:24:17

Chief Complaint - My Nursing Story 1

5/24/2019
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While Zach's away on vacation, LJ recorded a pair of episodes we're calling "My Nursing Story". Today, LJ takes you through the story of one of her first long-term patients, a gentlemen named Harry (not his real name) suffering from pancreatic cancer. As interesting as the bells and whistles topics are, nursing is fundamentally about the people we care for, and LJ masterfully relates the experience of being a new nurse responsible for a patient approaching the end of their life. We'll have...

Duration:00:24:17

Chief Complaint Episode 7 - Fournier gangrene, medical marijuana, febrile siezures

5/17/2019
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Episode 7 of the Chief Complaint podcast is here! Today we discuss Fournier gangrene and it's association with newer agents for type-2 diabetes, the standard of care surrounding medical marijuana, and how to care for someone with a chief complaint of a febrile seizure. Zach will be out of town for two weeks after this episode airs, but we've got content for you in that time, so keep tuning in every Friday at 8am CST. If you've got a question or comment for us, send us an email at...

Duration:00:46:50