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22 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
The Basics of Inducing Labor: Episode 176
This episode covers the indications for inducing labor as well as the pharmacologic and mechanical methods commonly utilized. Interested in L&D nursing but aren’t sure where to start? Check out Episode 134 to hear my interview with an L&D RN who started her career working on a maternal-newborn unit. If you’re unsure if you can hop right into a specialty as a new grad, I am here to say YES YOU CAN! Read the article and get references here. ** Ready to get organized for nursing school? Shop our planners here! Does this podcast help you study while you do other things? Then you’ll love Study Sesh, which uses PodQuizzes and other auditory learning techniques to truly change the way you study. Get access to all episodes with one payment here.
25 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Cardiac Pharmacology PodQuiz – Episode 175
Have you tried a PodQuiz before? If not, you are in for a treat! PodQuizzes are a great way to study using auditory learning that’s not just passive listening..it’s active and super engaged. Here’s how it works…I ask a question and then pause to give you time to think of and say the answer. Then, I tell you the answer. It’s essentially flashcards for your ears! And, the best part is…you can study while you exercise, fold the laundry, organize a closet or take the dog for a walk. In other words, you don’t have to sit at your desk 24/7. Cue the confetti, folks! To get MORE PodQuizzes, check out my members-only podcast, Study Sesh at https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/study-sesh Use PROMO code SSOCTOBER21 to save $15 off your subscription to Study Sesh! Offer valid until end-of-day, October 17th, 2021. This episode covers cardiac pharmacology…so get up from your desk, pop in those earbuds and let’s get to studying!
20 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
Secret #1 of Successful Nursing Students: Episode 174
Nursing school success is about SO MUCH more than making the grade. It’s a complete mindset shift that helps you actually thrive, not just survive in nursing school. In this episode, we’re talking about Secret #1 of the 20 Secrets of Successful Nursing Students. To get the whole set in a downloadable PDF, just go to https://straightanursing.ck.page/4d90f769dc.
30 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
The ABCs of DIC: Episode 173
Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a consumption coagulopathy that can be devastating for your patient. In this episode, learn the pathophysiology of DIC, how to recognize it, and what we do to address it (hopefully before it results in life-threatening hemorrhage). As a bonus, there are a few PodQuiz questions at the end to test your understanding. If you love quizzing in this way, then check out my private podcast, Study Sesh! For show notes and references, view the article here.
24 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Key Tips to Prioritize Nursing Care: Episode 172
One of the biggest challenges students and new nurses face is learning how to prioritize nursing care of their patients…especially when things get complicated or the number of patients increases. Get a head start with these key tips for how to prioritize nursing care in clinicals and on the job. You can read this information and see references here: https://straightanursingstudent.com/prioritize-patient-care/ Want to study on the go? Then Study Sesh may be perfect for you! https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/study-sesh
45 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
BONUS: Demystifying the EMR with Chance Reaves
In this Bonus episode I talk with Chance Reaves, the founder of My Nursing Note. Join in on the conversation as I ask Chance the things students should know about working effectively with an electronic medical record (EMR). Yes, it can initially be overwhelming, but with a few tips you can be navigating and charting like a pro in no time!
32 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Who are the Players in the Healthcare Interdisciplinary Team? Episode 171
A term you will hear a lot in nursing school is “the interdisciplinary team.” It wasn’t until I was working as a nurse in the ICU that I truly understood the importance of this team, who it entails, and the roles of everyone involved. Being familiar with the roles of the healthcare interdisciplinary team will help you understand how and when to utilize these valuable team members and YOUR role as the coordinator of care. Do you learn more effectively by also reading this information? Get the details and references here: https://straightanursingstudent.com/healthcare-interdisciplinary-team/ Want to study on the go? Then Study Sesh may be perfect for you! https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/study-sesh
23 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Cystic Fibrosis Nursing Care Using the LATTE Method: Episode 170
Thanks to improved treatments and medications, cystic fibrosis is not just a pediatric condition. However, since childhood or even infancy are when most individuals are diagnosed, you’ll likely learn about it in your pediatric course. Push play to learn what you need to know about cystic fibrosis nursing care using the Straight A Nursing LATTE method. Want to maximize your understanding by reading this as well? Click here for references and detailed show notes: https://straightanursingstudent.com/nursing-care-for-cystic-fibrosis/ Learn more about Trikafta, the promising new medication: https://www.trikafta.com/ Want to study on the go? Then Study Sesh may be perfect for you! https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/study-sesh
27 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
What is the Beers List of Medications? Episode 169
When you hear something called a “Beers drug” or hear someone say that a drug is on the “Beers list” it refers to medications that could be potentially inappropriate for use in older adults. Push play to learn about the Beers list of medications, why we even have this list, and the implications for your nursing practice. Would you learn more by also reading this information? References and all the details are here: https://straightanursingstudent.com/beers-list-explained/ You can see a recent version of The Beers List here. Want to study on the go? Then Study Sesh may be perfect for you!
24 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Let’s kick nursing school math anxiety to the curb! Episode 168
Nursing school math anxiety is probably one of the most common stressors for new students. But, it’s also one of the most avoidable. Push play to follow my step-by-step guidance to kicking nursing school math anxiety to the curb! Do you learn better by reading and seeing the information? Click here for references and all the details. Looking for a brief introduction to dimensional analysis? Here you go! Want to study on the go? Then Study Sesh may be perfect for you!
22 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Non-Sepsis Reasons for an Elevated Lactate: Episode 167
In this episode Nurse Mo talks you through reasons for an elevated lactate that have nothing to do with a systemic inflammatory response or sepsis. Click here for show notes and links: https://straightanursingstudent.com/episode167/
26 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
How to Thrive in your Med Surg Class: Episode 166
Get my best tips for thriving in your Med Surg course in this podcast episode. Grab the show notes and links here: https://straightanursingstudent.com/tips-to-study-med-surg/
55 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
BONUS EPISODE: How to Manage Bullying Behavior with Kati Kleber
In this extra-special bonus episode, I am talking with Kati Kleber from Fresh RN about ways students can reclaim their power and effectively deal with bullying instructors and RNs. Grab the show notes and links here: http://www.straightanursingstudent.com/interview-kati-kleber-bonus/
23 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Time to Stop the Negative Self Talk: Episode 165
What if I told you there was one thing that students do that absolutely sets them up for failure? In this week's episode we talk about negative self talk, how it sabotages your success AND what you can do about it! Read the show notes and grab the links here: https://straightanursingstudent.com/episode165/
39 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Decoding Clinical Confidence: Episode 164
Feeling a little uncertain or nervous in clinical is absolutely normal...and it means you CARE about your education and your patients (go you!). But I know that students are always looking for ways to boost confidence, so I'm sharing my best tips in this week's episode. Click here for show notes and links: https://straightanursingstudent.com/episode164/
20 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
The Antiemetic You’ll Probably Use the Most: Episode 163
Ondansetron (brand name Zofran) is a very common medication you’ll see in the clinical setting, on your care plans, and sprinkled throughout nursing school exams. In this episode, we’ll go through ondansetron using the Straight A Nursing DRRUGS framework. Click here for show notes and links! https://straightanursingstudent.com/episode163/
21 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Ten Things to Review Before School Starts: Episode 162
In this episode I’m sharing with you the top ten topics to review before you start your program (or head back to class after a break). Click here for show notes and links. https://straightanursingstudent.com/episode162/
41 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
BONUS EPISODE: Tips for Parents in Nursing School
Are you a parent trying to figure out how to juggle nursing school AND all your responsibilities at home? In this bonus episode, I talk with Chelsea, a nursing student and mom of four amazing kids. As you can imagine, Chelsea had to come up with some pretty good systems and methods to keep her kids, life, and schoolwork on track. Pop in those earbuds and let's talk about what it's like to go through nursing school as a parent, and hear some of Chelsea's best tips and advice for getting it all done!
24 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Alzheimer’s from A to Z: Episode 161
In this episode we'll go through Alzheimer's Disease using the Straight A Nursing LATTE method. Click here for show notes and links: https://straightanursingstudent.com/episode161/
17 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Caring for Patients with Delirium: Episode 160
A situation you’ll need to be able to differentiate (in both clinical and on exams) is delirium vs dementia and how to care for those patients. We’ll talk about the nursing care of patients with dementia another time and focus on caring for patients with delirium in this episode. Key topics covered: Delirium vs dementia How to recognize delirium in your patient Complications of delirium Interventions for delirium For text and references: https://straightanursingstudent.com/delirium-101/ Is sitting at your desk staring at your books and computer getting you down? Then head on over to Study Sesh, the private podcast that frees you from your desk and enables you to learn while getting on with your life! https://straightanursingstudent.com/study-sesh/
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