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National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) Podcast with Susan Solmos – Medical Devices and Facial Pressure Injuries
May 23, 2024 by UNMC CON CNE

Today’s episode has a return host and a return guest! Dr. Joyce Black and Dr. Susan Solmos are chatting again, this time about facial pressure injuries as a result of medical devices. Dr. Solmos worked with Professor Amit Gefen from Tel Aviv University on a study performed from January of 2016 to October of 2022 on evaluating the stiffness of the plastic on facial medical devices. Drs. Black and Solmos discuss the findings of the study and how it impacts nurses today in their care of critically ill patients. We hope you enjoy it! Read More.

Heart Failure: Signs and Symptoms to Look Out For with Dr. Dunbar
May 9, 2024 by UNMC CON CNE

In today's episode of RN Huddle, our host Dr. Heidi Keeler sits down with UNMC's own Dr. Christina (Chrissy) Dunbar Matos, DO. Dr. Dunbar is one of our advanced heart failure cardiac physicians. She has always found the heart the part of the body she is most passionate about. This episode, Drs. Keeler and Dunbar walk through the signs and symptoms that nurses can look for in their patients when it comes to heart failure. They also discuss different populations and how they might vary when it comes to those signs. We hope you enjoy this episode! Read More.

National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) Podcast with Susan Solmos – Facial Pressure Injuries During COVID-19
April 25, 2024 by UNMC CON CNE

Dr. Joyce Black is back as host for this NPIAP episode, and she is joined by Susan Solmos who is a PhD graduate of the UNMC College of Nursing. Dr. Solmos is currently a part of the University of Chicago Medical Center's Center for Nursing Professional Practice and Research. Drs. Black and Solmos discuss the horrific nature of facial pressure injuries brought on by the (very important) mask wearing of our nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Solmos wrote her dissertation on how nurses shared their pressure injuries to the world via Instagram. This qualitative data was then used to show how the N95 masks were protecting yet also harming the nurses on the frontlines. While not news to our listeners, this is a great discussion between two passionate wound specialists on how our most beloved fighters during the COVID-19 pandemic, were fighting their own physical battle. Read More.

National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) Podcast with Katy Cheatle – Pressure Injury Malpractice
March 28, 2024 by UNMC CON CNE

Today's episode continues the NPIAP series with Dr. Joyce Black as the host! Today she's joined by a guest that's a blast from the past here on RN Huddle, Katherine (Katy) Cheatle who is a defense attorney specializing in medical malpractice work. Why does someone sue their medical provider? What does the state of Nebraska and these lawsuits look like? How in detail should you get on your charting? And what to do with the non-compliant patient to avoid a lawsuit? All of these questions are answered today on RN Huddle! Read More.

National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) Podcast with Kathleen Vollman – Pressure Injury Development in the Critically Ill
February 29, 2024 by UNMC CON CNE

Today’s episode will begin a monthly series with the NPIAP and RN Huddle. Your host for this series is the College of Nursing’s own Dr. Joyce Black. Dr. Black is the current president of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) and has a passion for pressure injuries! In this first episode, Dr. Black is joined by fellow NPIAP Board Member, Kathleen Vollman. Kathleen has many years as an expert in the field of critical care nursing and during this episode, Dr. Black and Kathleen discuss pressure injury development in the critically ill and how to properly turn said patients. Kathleen dives into how she assists others in the knowledge of turning patients and how to quelch the anxiety of the bedside provider. Tune in every month where Dr. Black will meet with other pressure injury experts to cover a variety of topics! Read More.

Addressing Sexual Assault: Conversations with SANEs
RN Huddle Re-Visit: Sexual Assault Awareness Month – Part 2
April 20, 2023 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. If you or anyone you know has been sexually assaulted, there are many resources out there for everyone to remain safe and get the help they need. Here are some hotlines who can help: National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE(7233); Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network: 1-800-656-HOPE(4673); and the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474. Additionally, the nurses in this podcast discussed two different resources that they suggest. The WCA and Heartland Family Services. We’ve placed their information down below. WCA: Women’s Center for Advancement – http://wcaomaha.org/; Phone: 402-345-7273 Heartland Family Services – https://heartlandfamilyservice.org/; Phone: 402-292-5888 Read More.

It’s Back to Nursing School Time!
August 28, 2020 by UNMC CON CNE

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 concne@unmc.edu Read More.

The Power of Advocacy: A Conversation with The Gritty Nurse Podcast
The Power of Advocacy: A Conversation with The Gritty Nurse Podcast
June 18, 2020 by UNMC CON CNE

This episode of RN Huddle brings us into the sound studio of the Gritty Nurse Podcast. Our host Dr. Heidi Keeler sits down with the Gritty Nurse Podcast hosts Amy Varley and Sara Fung to talk about the importance of advocacy in nursing. The dialogue gets hot as the nurses reveal their challenges with the perception of nursing by the public, in the media and in entertainment, and how we as nurses need to be bold in challenging these misperceptions. Tips to improve your advocacy skills are reviewed, empowering you to be effective advocates for your patients, your profession, and your career. Read More.

Bugs, Bones and Blood
October 23, 2019 by UNMC CON CNE

Join us for this spooky edition of RN Huddle! We are joined by Amy Mead (Associate Nurse Manager) and Kalen Knight (Nurse Professional Development Specialist) from our own Nebraska Medicine Emergency Department. Amy and Kalen are familiar with all the creepy crawlies that come into the ER and discuss their most memorable experiences with lice, maggots, rabies and intestines where they don’t belong! Take a listen…if you dare… Read More.