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.
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.
This episode of RN Huddle will have you feeling stronger in just 2 minutes! Join our host, Dr. Heidi Keeler, as she talks with a UNMC health expert Peter Pellerito about how you can use simple and enjoyable fitness breaks throughout the day to become stronger and healthier! We also throw a challenge out to you, our RN Huddle listeners! Can you find 20 seconds in your day to become just a little stronger? Maybe stretch while you brush your teeth? How about taking a breathing break in between patients or projects? Read More.
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.