This episode brings in some Nebraska Med team members to talk about nursing transitions! Our three nurses are Abbie Zurawski a brand-new 2020 nursing school grad, Nikki Rushlau who's been a nurse for a few years but is now looking at transitioning into leadership, and Erik Borgmeyer who's been in nursing for 13 years and is a nurse leader on his floor. All 3 talk with our co-host Heidi Keeler about how they've transitioned at all points of their careers and provide advice for other nurses transitioning at any point of their nursing practice. Talk a listen! Read More.
Today's episode is the first in a quarterly series with MHTCC (Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center) housed at the Munroe Meyer Institute here at UNMC. This episode, featuring our co-host Renee Paulin, introduces this new series on professional well-being and two new guests, Dr. Hannah West and Dr. Jordan Thayer who you'll see again on RN Huddle. Take a listen and be sure subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to catch the next episode in the series, as well as other episodes featured here on RN Huddle! Read More.
RN Huddle is again joined by our guests Ana Endsjo, Kara Kopplin, and Stacey Mullis from Permobil to chat more with co-host Renee Paulin about best practices related to pressure injury prevention involving an appropriate seating system with wheelchairs. In Part 2, this discussion focuses on funding for various seating systems as well as Medicare HCPC coding. Take a listen! Read More.
Join our co-host Renee Paulin as she brings on three professionals from Permobil 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.