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National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) Podcast – Wheelchair Wounds Part 1
June 10, 2021 by UNMC CON CNE

Join our co-host Renee Paulin as she brings on three professionals from Permobile who are highly involved in best practices with NPIAP. They share their expertise in the seating system with wheelchairs in regard to proper seated posture, cushion selection and maintenance, and the actual structure of the wheelchair. Renee along with Ana Endsjo, Kara Kopplin, and Stacey Mullis chat about their seating and wound expertise and how to help patients prevent pressure injuries. Helpful tips and resources are discussed to help healthcare professionals in multiple settings who work with wheelchair bound patients who are at risk or have current pressure injures. This series is helpful to learn how the team can work together to prevent breakdown and what to look for to ensure patients are receiving the best quality of care based on best practices. Stick around for Part 2! Read More.

Nursing Research with College of Nursing’s own Dr. Robin Lally
May 26, 2021 by UNMC CON CNE

Join us today for a first-time topic and first-time guest! Dr. Robin Lally is joined by our host Dr. Heidi Keeler as they discuss Nursing Research and why it's so essential to the field of nursing. How do you become a nursing researcher? Well, take a listen as our host learns how Dr. Lally got into nursing research herself, the unusual paths to their own individually PhD's, as well as the difference between a DNP and a PhD degree. We always love having our CON faculty on to educate our listeners on all that's possible at UNMC's College of Nursing! Stay tuned for more! Read More.

National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) Podcast with Dr. Lee Ruotsi – Wound Cleansing
May 6, 2021 by UNMC CON CNE

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. Read More.

A Talk with an UNMC Infectious Disease Expert – Dr. Ted Cieslak
April 16, 2021 by UNMC CON CNE

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! Read More.

Common Struggles to Home Health Care Access: Multiple Sclerosis
April 2, 2021 by UNMC CON CNE

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! Read More.

Ostomy Series Ep. 2 – Let’s Take a WOC through the Ostomy Care Journey (Colostomy & Ileostomy)
March 18, 2021 by UNMC CON CNE

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! Read More.

Nursing and NETEC
March 4, 2021 by UNMC CON CNE

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! Read More.

Ostomy Podcast Series – Let’s Take a WOC through Ostomy Care Journey
February 4, 2021 by UNMC CON CNE

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! Read More.

National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) Podcast with AnnMarie Nie – Neonatal Skin
January 21, 2021 by UNMC CON CNE

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! Read More.

The COVID-19 Vaccine is Here!
January 7, 2021 by UNMC CON CNE

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! Read More.