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Category: Nursing Challenges

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.

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.

RN Huddle Re-Visit: Talking Burnout with Dr. Wengel – Part 1
December 19, 2022 by UNMC CON CNE

In this episode, we sit down 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.

Black Maternal Health Matters: Introduction to the Olson Brown Bag Series
December 1, 2022 by UNMC CON CNE

This weeks episode is a throwback episode that was never released! This episode we're looking at Black Maternal Health and how it matters. Black Maternal Health Week was April 11-17th and in celebration of that, the Olson Center for Women's Health had Dr. Andrea Jones in for a mid-day Brown Bag Presentation on April 19th. Check out the links below to learn more! Read More.

Treat the Nurse Part 2
January 6, 2022 by UNMC CON CNE

On this episode, we welcome back Ashleigh Boyd to the podcast. Ashleigh founded the Treat the Nurse program (found here: https://www.treatthenurse.com) and this program single handedly helps nurses with burnout and compassion fatigue. On this episode of RN Huddle, Ashleigh is once again joined by host Heidi Keeler but this time they are focusing more on burnout but also secondary stress and how to (once again) combat it. Nurses, that self-care is important and remember to take care of yourselves as well as you take care of your patients. Keep up the good work and we can’t wait to keep you up-to-date on everything nursing in 2022!! Read More.

Ostomy Series Ep. 2 – Deciphering the types of ostomies (Colostomy vs Ileostomy): Tips and Tricks
March 18, 2021 by UNMC CON CNE

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.

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.