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. Read More.
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. Read More.
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. Read More.
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. Read More.
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. Read More.
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! Read More.
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. Read More.
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. Read More.
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! Read More.
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. Read More.