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National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) Podcast – Wheelchair Wounds Part 1
June 10, 2021 by UNMC CON CNE

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.

A Talk with an UNMC Infectious Disease Expert – Dr. Ted Cieslak
April 16, 2021 by UNMC CON CNE

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.

Common Struggles to Home Health Care Access: Multiple Sclerosis
April 2, 2021 by UNMC CON CNE

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.

Nursing and NETEC
March 4, 2021 by UNMC CON CNE

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.

National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) Podcast with AnnMarie Nie – Neonatal Skin
January 21, 2021 by UNMC CON CNE

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.

The COVID-19 Vaccine is Here!
January 7, 2021 by UNMC CON CNE

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.

Moral Distress and Compassion Fatigue in Nursing
December 16, 2020 by UNMC CON CNE

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.

Responsibilities of a White House Nurse
December 3, 2020 by UNMC CON CNE

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.

National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) Podcast with Dr. Joyce Black – RCA’s
November 18, 2020 by UNMC CON CNE

We are joined again by UNMC College of Nursing’s very own Dr. Joyce Black! Going back to our very first episodes, Dr. Black joined her daughter in discussing legalities in nursing! Go check them out! For this week's podcast, Dr. Black is joined by, once again, our co-host Renee Paulin! Renee and Dr. Black discuss RCA’s, their importance in nursing, and how nurses can best utilize them involving pressure injuries. Thanks for joining us for another NPIAP episode on RN Huddle! Read More.

Current Nursing Trends with our Hosts
November 5, 2020 by UNMC CON CNE

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.