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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.

Talking Burnout with Dr. Wengel – Part 1
Talking Burnout with Dr. Wengel – Part 1
February 27, 2020 by UNMC CON CNE

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.

Are You Brave Enough: Part 2
February 13, 2020 by UNMC CON CNE

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.

Are You Brave Enough: Part 1
January 30, 2020 by UNMC CON CNE

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.