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National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) Podcast with Kathleen Vollman – Pressure Injury Development in the Critically Ill
February 29, 2024 by UNMC CON CNE

Today’s episode will begin a monthly series with the NPIAP and RN Huddle. Your host for this series is the College of Nursing’s own Dr. Joyce Black. Dr. Black is the current president of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) and has a passion for pressure injuries! In this first episode, Dr. Black is joined by fellow NPIAP Board Member, Kathleen Vollman. Kathleen has many years as an expert in the field of critical care nursing and during this episode, Dr. Black and Kathleen discuss pressure injury development in the critically ill and how to properly turn said patients. Kathleen dives into how she assists others in the knowledge of turning patients and how to quelch the anxiety of the bedside provider. Tune in every month where Dr. Black will meet with other pressure injury experts to cover a variety of topics! Read More.

Addressing Sexual Assault: Conversations with SANEs
RN Huddle Re-Visit: Sexual Assault Awareness Month – Part 2
April 20, 2023 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. If you or anyone you know has been sexually assaulted, there are many resources out there for everyone to remain safe and get the help they need. Here are some hotlines who can help: National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE(7233); Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network: 1-800-656-HOPE(4673); and the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474. Additionally, the nurses in this podcast discussed two different resources that they suggest. The WCA and Heartland Family Services. We’ve placed their information down below. WCA: Women’s Center for Advancement – http://wcaomaha.org/; Phone: 402-345-7273 Heartland Family Services – https://heartlandfamilyservice.org/; Phone: 402-292-5888 Read More.

Addressing Sexual Assault: Conversations with SANEs
RN Huddle Re-Visit: Sexual Assault Awareness Month – Part 1
April 6, 2023 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. If you or anyone you know has been sexually assaulted, there are many resources out there for everyone to remain safe and get the help they need. Here are some hotlines who can help: National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE(7233); Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network: 1-800-656-HOPE(4673); and the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474. Additionally, the nurses in this podcast discussed two different resources that they suggest. The WCA and Heartland Family Services. We’ve placed their information down below. WCA: Women’s Center for Advancement – http://wcaomaha.org/; Phone: 402-345-7273 Heartland Family Services – https://heartlandfamilyservice.org/; Phone: 402-292-5888 Read More.

Nursing Practice to Nursing Science: An Evolution!
March 23, 2023 by UNMC CON CNE

On today’s episode of RN Huddle, our co-host Heidi Keeler, PhD, MSN/MBA, RN is joined by two of our very own College of Nursing PhD students, Gisele Tlusty, PhD(c), MSN, RN and Abbey Klein, PhD(c), BSN, RN. They sit down with Heidi to discuss their experiences that led them to nursing science and their time in the PhD program. They talk about the DNP vs PhD programs and why it’s important to know what you want out of your education. The discussion then moves on to the why and the how of becoming a nurse scientist. If you’re asking yourself, “Why do we do [insert any nursing practice] this way?”, nursing science might just be for you and you’ll want to take a listen! We hope this episode triggers your creative side and gets those juices flowing! For more information on the PhD program at UNMC, feel free to visit the website found here: https://www.unmc.edu/gradstudies/programs/doctoral/nursing/index.html Read More.

RN Huddle Re-Visit: Are You Brave Enough: Part 2
March 9, 2023 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 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! Update 2023: Sasha’s books, Between Grit and Grace & Brave Boundaries are both available wherever books are sold. Also, feel free to visit her website becomebraveenough.com for more on women and how overcoming gender bias in the healthcare workforce is important. Read More.

RN Huddle Re-Visit: Are You Brave Enough: Part 1
February 23, 2023 by UNMC CON CNE

RN Huddle Re-Visit: Are You Brave Enough: Part 1 Description: 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. Dr. Shillcutt has a podcast of her own known as the Brave Enough Show and we encourage you to listen! Also, feel free to visit her website becomebraveenough.com for more on women and how overcoming gender bias in the healthcare workforce is important. Read More.

Event Opportunity! 2nd Annual Contemporary Management of Cancer Risk and Prevention Symposium
February 9, 2023 by UNMC CON CNE

On today’s episode we welcome a NEW guest to RN Huddle, Rachael Schmidt who is the Program Director for Cancer Risk and Prevention at Nebraska Medicine! Rachael is joined by our host Heidi Keeler and they are talking about Cancer Risk and Prevention and how it affects everyone, providers and patients alike. As mentioned in the episode, we have a resource the everyone can take advantage of “for people who have an increased risk for cancer due to family history, medical factors, or lifestyle.” Check out the link here for more information: https://www.nebraskamed.com/cancer/cancer-risk-and-prevention. Finally, the Symposium registration will be closing soon…See the link here for more details! https://www.unmc.edu/cce/clinicmed/upcoming/cancer-risk-and-prevention/index.html This event is a collaborative effort between Rachael’s office at Nebraska Medicine, College of Nursing, and the College of Medicine’s Center for Continuing Education department and p.s. students are free! Read More.

RN Re-Visit: MHTTC Burnout Busters joins RN Huddle!
January 26, 2023 by UNMC CON CNE

Today's episode is a re-visit of our first episode with the Burnout Busters team over at MHTTC (Mid-American Mental Health Technology Transfer Center) housed at the Monroe Meyer Institute here at UNMC. The episode follows co-host Renee Paulin as she introduces the series and our two guests Dr. Hannah West and Dr. Jordan Thayer (both who you may have seen on other episodes). Take a listen and be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to catch the next episode in the series, as well as other episodes featured here on RN Huddle! Here is the link for the MHTTC website https://mhttcnetwork.org/centers/content/mid-america-mhttc. Read More.

Saying Goodbye to Dean Sebastian
January 12, 2023 by UNMC CON CNE

This episode is uplifting yet bitter sweet. Our fearless leader Dr. Juliann Sebastian is retiring from the position as Dean at the College of Nursing. We have thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from her expertise in the nursing world and we will miss her dearly. She joins our host Heidi Keeler in a discussion on her experiences, influences, and advice. We hope you enjoy this episode and join us in saying goodbye to a impactful leader. Read More.

RN Huddle Re-Visit: Talking Burnout with Dr. Wengel – Part 2
December 29, 2022 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.