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71 minutes | 4 days ago
Episode 21 – Alison Pirret – “Wanting to make that little bit of difference is always important”
Listen while I talk to Alison Pirret, Nurse Practitioner within the ICU outreach service, Critical Care Complex, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland.
86 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 19 – Naomi Hammond and Brett Abbenbroek – “The Magnitude and Experience of Sepsis”
Listen while I talk to Naomi Hammond and Brett Abbenbroek both Critical Care nurses who work at the George Institute in Sydney, Australia. This podcast was recorded to mark World Sepsis Day 2020. You can find more information on the Australian Sepsis Network at https://www.australiansepsisnetwork.net.au/and on Twitter @sepsisAU
72 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 18 – Andrew Jull – “Be Ready for Opportunities”
Listen while I talk to Andrew Jull. Professor Andrew Jull is a registered nurse and clinical epidemiologist at the University of Auckland’s School of Nursing as well as Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute for Health Innovation. Follow him on Twitter @1CommonReader
59 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 17 – Adele Ferguson – “If you have the basics right and work together as a team anything is possible”
Listen while I talk to Adele Ferguson a Nurse Educator in both Intensive care and the Emergency department at Whakatane Hospital, a small rural community in the Eastern Bay of Plenty here in New Zealand. Twitter: @adeleeducator
71 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 16 – Christina Whitehead – “We must understand what the problems are first and then we can try and solve them”
Listen while I talk to Christina Whitehead a Research Clinical Nurse Consultant from Nepean Hospital ICU. She is also a PhD candidate exploring the integration of genomics into mainstream nursing clinical practice. Twitter: @GenomicsNurse
46 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 15 – Simone Hannah Clark – “I hope some change will come out of this”
In this episode we talk about the realities of caring for COVID-19 patients in her ICU; how it really sucks; how she and her team are looking out for each other in these challenging times and how she hopes that some positive change will come out of this. Simone is a Kiwi ICU nurse at Mt Sinai Hospital New York. Simone wrote “An ICU Nurse’s Coronavirus Diary” published in the New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-icu-nurse.htmlan insightful and through provoking piece. Follow her on Twitter @kiwi_yankee
58 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 14 – The Westie Book Club Episode Pt. 2 – “There is a wealth of opportunity in ICU”
In this episode we talk about assessing the state of play in the ICU; what we think Florence Nightingale might be proud of; empathy; how nurses are bloody minded and make a difference to patients and outcomes; putting yourself in the patients or families shoes; advice we would give to new ICU nurses, registrars or consultants; how healthy debate can lead to innovation and whether or not we would do it all again!
73 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 13 – The Westie Book Club Episode Pt. 1 – “Over 140 years of ICU experience”
This is episode #13 recorded in January 2020 and today I bring you something different! I invited four of my best friends to sit down and have a chat. Between us as you will hear we have over 140 years of ICU experience… we think! We have all worked together and 20 or so years ago became the Westie Book club. I wasn’t sure how chaotic this was going to be but knew that with the experience of these amazing nurses there would be a few gems! So, on a hot summer’s day we sat down and over a couple of glasses of sangria and some delicious snacks we talked about the support and collegiality of ICU; the importance of empathy; the team environment in ICU and how polarising it can be; the importance of acknowledging how tough ICU work is; our passion for nursing and the importance of remembering what it is like to be new to ICU. Now this podcast actually was recorded over two hours – we couldn’t stop talking!! – so rather than you have to sit through two hours in one go, I have split this into two episodes. So you’ll have to come back next time to listen to the next half!
66 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 12 – Ann Doran – “It is never a good thing when a child dies but we can make it bearable”
In this episode, Ann and I talk about how her various roles in the paediatric intensive care; her volunteer missions to Fiji undertaking paediatric cardiac surgery; the PICU bereavement service; the importance of making death as bearable as possible for families; how to care not only for families and children at the end of life but also for our colleagues and the importance of gratitude and quiet.
66 minutes | a year ago
Episode 11: Julia Slark - "Now is my time to Make Change – How Can I Influence Truly and Meaningfully?”
In this episode, Julia and I talk about how she was born to be a nurse; her career trajectory so far; the importance of learning and growing along the way and seeking out opportunities; fundamentals of nursing care; the importance of building networks and collaborations and how an academic career is tough and demanding but worth it both for ourselves and our patients.
82 minutes | a year ago
Episode 10: Nic Gini - "Be resilient; refresh yourself; be relevant"
In this episode, Nic and I talk about her journey from new graduate in the ICU to nurse unit manager. Of the importance of putting the child and family first – and how this can be applied in an adult ICU; strategies for maintaining open communication when your staff is so large and diverse; succession planning; the role of and challenges faced by the nurse unit manager; differences between managing and leading; and why you must be prepared to stand up and fight for your staff.
63 minutes | a year ago
Episode 9: Natalie Anderson “If you practice and you are taught well and you give yourself time, then you’ll learn how to do it”
In this episode, Natalie and I talk about whether people really understand what nurses do; what it is like to be a new graduate nurse in ICU; the importance of volunteer service and mentors; and the importance of cross-disciplinary teaching. We also talk about death and dying, how we process these situations; how we cope and move on and how we can look after ourselves and our colleagues. We also explore valuable lessons learnt from her paramedic research which could be enacted in the nursing and ICU environment. Follow Natalie on Twitter @CerebralNurse
37 minutes | a year ago
Episode 8: Carol Hodgson - "Success Doesn't Come Quickly"
In this episode, Carol and I talk about collaboration, inclusivity and passion in research; how important it is to focus on doing good work and doing everything to the best of your ability; the importance of mentors and support and in particular about recovery after ECMO – or extra corporeal membrane oxygenation.
48 minutes | a year ago
Episode 7: Emma Ridley - "Life Happens, Be flexible and adjust the plan"
In this episode, Emma and I talk about why nutrition is important and what we can ALL do at the bedside to support nutritional therapy in our ICU Patients. We also talk about her PhD journey – the highs and the lows and why self-care AFTER your PhD is of huge importance.
64 minutes | a year ago
Episode 6: Donna Goldsmith - If we don’t question, we are never going to grow or improve. A positive footprint to leave behind
In this episode, Donna and I talk about how her love of critical care nursing and experience as a research nurse has led her into the role of Executive officer of one of the busiest and most productive ICU clinical trials groups; the challenges of maintaining clinical competency when working in the clinical environment part-time; and how her experience as the mother of a sick neonate was utilised to full effect on a consumer advisory panel designing the new neonatal unit at Monash Childrens Hospital.
55 minutes | a year ago
Episode 5: Glenn Eastwood - Why Nurses Make Good Researchers and Have the Ability to Make Change
Today Glenn and I talk about how nurses make great researchers; how we often apply therapies to a patient but not necessarily involve them in their care; how a PhD is a long journey but that anyone can do it with perseverance; how to choose a supervision team wisely and how to manage yourself along the way.
68 minutes | a year ago
Episode 4: Lisa Higgins - Pick Something you Really are Passionate About, Something You Really Want to Do
Lisa and I talk about the importance and challenges of consumer engagement in research; choosing appropriate tools for clinical trials and the importance of health economic evaluation. Naturally she also has some great advice for anyone considering a PhD.
64 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 3: Diane Mackle - Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone Can Have Surprising Rewards
In this episode Diane and I talk about translation of knowledge and how research can change clinical practice; choosing the “A” team for supervision and keeping on track; and about finding support to help you achieve and find better work-life balance.
55 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 2: Samantha Bates - Why Participating in Research Can Change Your World
In this episode Samantha and I talk about career pathways; how stepping away from the bedside can allow us to think more broadly; why nurses make good researchers; the multi-faceted role of the research coordinator and how participating in research can change your world.
55 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 1: Kim Ward - Why Being Nosey, is Good.
In this episode Kim and I talk about how completing a PhD is not about being academically brilliant but about having a thirst for knowledge and why being nosey helps with being a nurse and a researcher.
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