Join our co-host Renee Paulin as she brings on three professionals from Permobile 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 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.
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.
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.
Our RN Huddle hosts, Heidi Keeler and Renee Paulin are back together to talk about current nursing trends! Listen in as they talk telehealth, PPE, travel nursing, burnout, and more! Want a specific guest on RN Huddle or have a specific topic you’d like to hear more information on? Contact us at CONCNERNHuddle@gmail.com with all of your ideas and we’ll do our best! Read More.
Join our RNHuddle host Heidi Keeler & co-host, Renee Paulin TOGETHER for the first time as they chat about nursing school and how to survive it! They discuss tips from the trenches, why nursing school is so taxing, and how to use humor to alleviate stress and connect with others. A great podcast for students and nurses alike, tune in, and share in the fun! Do you have an idea or topic that you'd like to hear discussed on RNHuddle? Get in touch with our hosts at firstname.lastname@example.org Read More.
Join us for a new series with the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel. On this episode, we welcome back our very own Renee Paulin, MSN, RN, CWOCN, as she joins a member of the NPIAP Board of Directors and Chair of the NPIAP Education Committee, Dr. Lee Ruotsi. Renee and Dr. Ruotsi discuss the essential responsibilities necessary amongst all providers and clinicians to include in their practice involving pressure injuries. Keep an eye out for future episodes with others from NPIAP! Read More.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to transition out of your current practice into academia? Is this right for you? RN Huddle is interested in learning more about the transition from nursing practice to education. Today’s guest is LeAnn Holmes, DNP. Dr. Holmes, DNP is the Director for the Morehead Center for Nursing Practice where she oversees the placement of nursing faculty into clinical practice positions. In this episode LeAnn talks about her journey to from diehard clinician to academic faculty at UNMC, and how she balances her roles as leader, educator, and practicing clinician. Read More.