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Getting to Know the UNMC CON Faculty: LeAnn Holmes, DNP, APRN, FAANP
July 2, 2020 by UNMC CON CNE

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. Read More.

The Power of Advocacy: A Conversation with The Gritty Nurse Podcast
The Power of Advocacy: A Conversation with The Gritty Nurse Podcast
June 18, 2020 by UNMC CON CNE

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. Read More.

alking Trauma Informed Care
Talking Trauma Informed Care
June 5, 2020 by UNMC CON CNE

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. Read More.

Living A Healthier & Stronger Life During Quarantine with Peter Pellerito
May 21, 2020 by UNMC CON CNE

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? Read More.

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Virtual Chat with UNMC College of Nursing Dean Juliann Sebastian
May 7, 2020 by UNMC CON CNE

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. Read More.

Addressing Sexual Assault: Conversations with SANEs
Sexual Assault Awareness Month – Part 2
April 24, 2020 by UNMC CON CNE

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. Read More.

Addressing Sexual Assault: Conversations with SANEs
Sexual Assault Awareness Month – Part 1
April 9, 2020 by UNMC CON CNE

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.

Talking NG/G Tube Medication Administration with Dr. Ally
Talking NG/G Tube Medication Administration with Dr. Ally
March 26, 2020 by UNMC CON CNE

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.

COVID-19 Review by Nurses on the Front Lines
COVID-19 Review by Nurses on the Front Lines
March 16, 2020 by UNMC CON CNE

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.

Talking Burnout with Dr. Wengel – Part 2
Talking Burnout with Dr. Wengel – Part 2
March 12, 2020 by UNMC CON CNE

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.