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.
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.
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.
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.
This week's episode is a VERY important topic for all nurses: moral distress and compassion fatigue. This issue is amplified by our current status of extended stress related to the pandemic. The need to practice self-care is critical. RN Huddle host Heidi Keeler is joined with Amy Stewart, Vice President of Education and Certification Strategy at the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing AAPACN. Amy is an expert presenter on moral distress and compassion fatigue. Heidi and Amy s discuss the effect on patient safety, tips on how nurse leaders can check on their staff during difficult times, and the long-term effects of major stress injuries when distress and fatigue are left unresolved. We hope nurses and nurse leaders can get an overview of this topic from our very passionate speakers! Read More.
This week on RN Huddle, our host Heidi Keeler and co-host Renee Paulin are joined with former White House nurse, Kristin Stoniecki. The three of them discuss Kristin's background as a navy nurse as well as the responsibilities of a White House Nurse. This is a fascinating episode and really illustrates the numerous career paths a nurse can take involving widespread specialties and rewarding experiences. This is an episode in which we really think our RN Huddle listeners will enjoy! Read More.