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Your first year as a registered nurse is challenging. This podcast is hosted by Kati Kleber, BSN RN CCRN and features experienced nurses from FreshRN.com, who discuss the basics of that first year. From orientation, code blues, tricks of the trade, and personal experiences, to time management, delegation, patient deaths, and more.

Your first year as a registered nurse is challenging. This podcast is hosted by Kati Kleber, BSN RN CCRN and features experienced nurses from FreshRN.com, who discuss the basics of that first year. From orientation, code blues, tricks of the trade, and personal experiences, to time management, delegation, patient deaths, and more.
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Your first year as a registered nurse is challenging. This podcast is hosted by Kati Kleber, BSN RN CCRN and features experienced nurses from FreshRN.com, who discuss the basics of that first year. From orientation, code blues, tricks of the trade, and personal experiences, to time management, delegation, patient deaths, and more.

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Episodes

How to Trust Your Nursing Judgement

3/1/2018
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Ok, you're off orientation, there's no preceptor checking behind you and you're on your own taking care of patients. How do you learn to trust yourself and your nursing judgement? In this episode, we chat about how we began to trust ourselves as we transitioned off of orientation and into our own nursing practice.

Duration:00:28:11

Talking to Unconscious Patients

2/22/2018
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Taking care of someone who is unable to interact or make their own medical decisions can be complex. In this episode, we discuss some tips on talking to an unconscious patient and their loved ones, assessment tips, and as well as things to consider like health care power of attorney, consents, and more.

Duration:00:26:05

All Things Urinary Catheters

2/15/2018
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In this episode we talk all things urinary catheters... CAUTIs, tips, tricks, internal and external devices, and nursing considerations. Music: "Keep My Cool" by Benj Heard

Duration:00:48:50

What Nursing Teamwork Practically Looks Like at the Bedside

2/8/2018
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Teamwork is one of those nursing buzzwords, but what does it practically look like during elbow-to-elbow nursing care? In this episode, we chat tips, what good teamwork feels and looks like, and how to be a good team member, and more. Music: "Keep My Cool" by Benj Heard

Duration:00:46:40

Tips for Floating to Another Unit

2/1/2018
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Join us as we discuss some tips for floating to another nursing unit. We cover how to start out your shift with success in a different environment, questions to ask, how to manage your nerves, and more. Music: "Keep My Cool" by Benj Heard

Duration:00:28:09

Nursing Considerations for Organ Procurement

1/25/2018
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When the patient is now donating their organs, there are a lot of things that are now the responsibility of the nurse. In this episode, we discuss what it practically looks like to prepare a patient for organ procurement and some of the variations of the process, as well as our own experiences. Music: "Keep My Cool" by Benj Heard

Duration:00:53:21

Nursing Considerations with Brain Death and Organ Procurement

1/18/2018
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We discuss the difference between coma and brain death, how brain death is determined, working with an organ procurement team, and general insights related to this sensitive topic.

Duration:00:46:21

How to Deal With Family Members (who are not mad at you)

1/11/2018
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So, how do you deal with the family members... like, normally? How do you meet their expectations and work together as a team? We discuss routine communication points with typical family members who are engaged and want to be part of a patient's care, and how you as a fresh RN can speak to them with confidence.

Duration:00:42:32

Intensive Care Devices: Part 2

11/9/2017
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Arterial lines, ventilators, central lines galore! Together with Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Sean Dent, Melissa and Kati discuss some tips and tricks for dealing with typical ICU devices.

Duration:00:48:18

Intensive Care Devices: Part 1

11/2/2017
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Arterial lines, ventilators, central lines galore! Together with Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Sean Dent, Melissa and Kati discuss some tips and tricks for dealing with typical ICU devices

Duration:00:20:47

How to Navigate Nursing Conferences

10/26/2017
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Nursing conferences are fun, but can be pretty overwhelming. Melissa and Kati discuss some practical tips to get the most out the experience and investment.

Duration:00:23:40

What Nurses Need to Know About Palliative Care - An Interview with Kathleen Puntillo

10/19/2017
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In this episode, we interview Kathleen Puntillo, PhD RN FAAN who has written about and researched palliative care extensively, about what the nurse needs to know about palliative care and considerations for their patients.

Duration:00:32:51

Understanding Nursing Leadership - an Interview with Megan Brunson

10/12/2017
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Ever wonder about how the bedside nurses work with nursing leadership? We interview a current practicing nursing supervisor, chain of command, and discuss how the bedside nurse can leverage leadership in various patient situations.

Duration:00:37:33

All Things Respiratory

10/5/2017
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Grab your nasal cannula and crank it up to 4L/min because in this episode, we interview Sean Dent who is an NP in acute care and discuss all things respiratory!

Duration:00:52:12

What Nurses Need to Know About Sepsis

9/28/2017
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Welcome to Season 3 of the FreshRN Podcast. In this episode, Kati and Melissa interview Michael Ackerman DNS RN APRN-BC and Tom Ahrens, PhD RN FAAN on sepsis, priorities for the new nurse, and current sepsis treatment trends and recommendations.

Duration:00:48:04

Nursing Certifications - The What, Why, How, and When

9/20/2017
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Welcome to Season 3 of the FreshRN Podcast. In this episode, we interview Karen Kesten DNP APRN CCRN-K CCNS CNE, with the AACN about nursing certifications and why they are important to our profession, plus how to become certified.

Duration:00:34:38

Cardiac Nursing Tips

9/14/2017
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In this episode, we interview Nurse Nacole about her top tips for cardiac tips for new nurses. Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

Duration:00:46:48

The Patients We Will Never Forget

6/8/2017
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In this episode, we discuss the patients we will never forget. Identifying patient details were changed to protect patient privacy, however the meaning and lessons of the stories remain. Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

Duration:00:42:02

Tips for Working Night Shift

6/1/2017
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This episode discusses very practical tips for learning how to live the night shift life from the perspective of current and former night shift nurses. We discuss eating and sleeping tips, to how to manage your nursing care on the night shift, communicating with the healthcare team at night, and more. Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.

Duration:00:29:02

Code STEMI, Code Stroke, Code Sepsis

5/25/2017
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In this episode, Elizabeth (former code-team nurse) takes the lead in discussing what’s important for new nurses to know about STEMI, stroke, and sepsis.

Duration:00:35:31