RN Huddle is excited to bring back two exciting guests! Renee Paulin, our co-host, sits down with MHTTC's Dr's Hannah West and Jordan Thayer as they talk values and personal affirmation when it comes to your mental health. The team talks experiences, advice, as well as barriers to keeping ones values on the forefront of their everyday practice. After you take a listen to today's episode, come back to RN Huddle as the team will return next quarter to continue talking mental health in various team members practice and everyday lives! Read More.
RN Huddle sat down with some repeat guests from the Nebraska Medicine Emergency Department (ED) Nicole Lenaghan, Kalen Knight, and newcomer Ann Boley. The crew sits down to discuss their ED Nursing Fellowship. Since it's start in 2004, this Fellowship provides a unique way to onboard nurses to get them ready to join the ED team. Check out the episode notes for contact information for this fellowship opportunity. Read More.
To follow the last episode, we bring you Part 2 of the Ostomy Care Journey following post-op. This episode will look at a few weeks post-op with Renee, Ann, Cassi, and Chris. The group talks through the process of changing products with patients but then they also talk through measuring and tracing the specific patient's ostomy size. The group will also discuss why or why not they use a moldable and how they work with creases on patients with their new ostomy's. We greatly appreciate the groups expertise and we hope you enjoy this discussion as much as we did! Read More.
We bring you episode 3 of the Ostomy Care Journey. Join us with our co-host Renee Paulin, MSN, RN, CWOCN as she talks with recurring guests Cassi Norton, BSN, RN, CWOCN, Ann Lif, MSN, RN, CWOCN, as well as Chris Berke, APRN-NP as they talk about the Ostomy care journey post-op. In this Part 1 episode, the group discusses the post-op journey immediately following surgery. They talk about what to look for post-op, what products to use, and when to notify a surgeon after surgery and why. Be sure to look out for Part 2 discussing a few weeks post-op coming soon! Read More.
Today's episode is the first in a quarterly series with MHTCC (Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center) housed at the Munroe Meyer Institute here at UNMC. This episode, featuring our co-host Renee Paulin, introduces this new series on professional well-being and two new guests, Dr. Hannah West and Dr. Jordan Thayer who you'll see again on RN Huddle. Take a listen and be sure subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to catch the next episode in the series, as well as other episodes featured here on RN Huddle! Read More.
RN Huddle is again joined by our guests Ana Endsjo, Kara Kopplin, and Stacey Mullis from Permobil to chat more with co-host Renee Paulin about best practices related to pressure injury prevention involving an appropriate seating system with wheelchairs. In Part 2, this discussion focuses on funding for various seating systems as well as Medicare HCPC coding. Take a listen! Read More.
Join our co-host Renee Paulin as she brings on three professionals from Permobil 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.