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Rapid Response RN
23 minutes | Jan 15, 2022
"Must'a been a PE": Another Unexpected Cardiac Arrest from a Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Embolisms can pop up out of nowhere. This episode breaks down the pathophysiology of PE and what interventions are needed to stop the PE spiral of death.
25 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
Air Don't Go There!: Air Embolism to the Brain With Guest Marissa RN
Air embolism to the brain is one of those rare complications of having vascular access. But just like your professor warned you, if you don't pull out the central line properly, you could cause an air embolus!!! Joining me for this episode is Rapid Response Nurse Marissa sharing her experience responding to a patient with altered mental status who had a large cerebral embolus.
35 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
Baby Mommas and COVID
Young healthy momma gets COVID and becomes critically ill 3 days after her baby is born. But after weeks on the ventilator, she recovers and is re-united with her baby. This podcast breaks down the disease progression of COVID and oxygen delivery modalities at each level. It draws back the curtain to see a glimpse of what COVID nurses have been facing for almost 2 years, and reminds all healthcare workers of the reason we keep fighting for these patients... to see them recover!
28 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
Funkycardia: Discovering Tachy Brady Syndrome With Guest Kat Jones RN
Great story of a classic presentation of Tachy Brady Syndrome that highlights the important role the bedside nurse plays in monitoring and intervening on the patient's behalf.
24 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
Nursing Student to the Rescue: Neurological Emergency with Cushing's Triad
My first encounter with a true emergency as a nursing student taught me so much about increased intracranial pressure and the valuable role the nurse plays in detecting changes in the patient. In this episode we discuss the signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure, including Cushing's triad.
33 minutes | Mar 14, 2021
Birthing babies in valet parking with guest, Ronnie Jo CNM
What would you do if you found yourself on the catching end of a birth? In this episode we will discuss what to do if you must deliver a baby with minimal resources outside of the birthing room. Interview with Ronnie Jo, Certified Nurse Midwife to share her passion and expertise in birthing babies.
35 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Number 1 Killer: Sepsis with guest Yesha RN
Check out Dr. Josh Farkas' post about fluid selection and pH balanced fluid resuscitation for a more in depth understanding of why normal saline isn't always your patient's best option for fluid resuscitation.https://emcrit.org/ibcc/fluid/
25 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
COPD and BBQ (Part 2)
To learn more about the haldane effect check out this great resource:https://derangedphysiology.com/main/cicm-primary-exam/required-reading/respiratory-system/Chapter%201142/haldane-effect and for more details on VQ mismatch check out this site:https://derangedphysiology.com/main/cicm-primary-exam/required-reading/respiratory-system/Chapter%200732/effects-ventilation-perfusion-mismatch-gas-exchange
13 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
COPD and BBQ: Tips for effective patient advocacy (Part 1)
Part 1 of a two part episode about how I simultaneously embarrassed myself and effectively advocated for the patient.
20 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
"Just a spoonful of sugar" helps your patient's prolapsed rectum go down.
A career first... pouring sugar on my patient's rectum... all in a day's work!
15 minutes | Nov 15, 2020
Keeping your cool when your patient is crashing
20 minutes | Nov 8, 2020
"Patient resting comfortably" with hypercapnia
This patient had the trifecta of factors that can cause hypercapnia and the nurse recognized his somnolence as more than him just being due for a nap.
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