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The Nursing Post Podcast
34 minutes | 7 days ago
Understanding the Basics of Epilepsy l Episode 035
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder where the brain activity becomes abnormal, this causes seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness. There are many different types of epilepsy, and several types of seizure that epileptic patients can have. We dive into epilepsy in this episode to help spread awareness regarding one of the most common neurological disorders. As a nurse, patient or family member, it is important to basic first aid and safety for those who suffer from seizures. STAY with the person and start timing the seizure.Keep the person SAFE.Turn the person onto their SIDE if they are not awake and aware.Do NOT put any objects in their mouth.Do NOT restrain.STAY with them until they are awake and alert after the seizure.Call 911 ifSeizure lasts longer than 5 minutesRepeated seizuresDifficulty breathingSeizure occurs in waterPerson is injured, pregnant, or sickPerson does not return to their usual stateFirst time seizureThe person asks for medical helpVisit our website for full show notes and references. www.thenursingpostpodcast.com
59 minutes | 14 days ago
Premature Births and Maternal Deaths l Episode 034
About 700 women die each year in the United States as a result of pregnancy or delivery related complications. According to the CDC, A pregnancy-related death is defined “as the death of a woman during pregnancy or within one year of the end of pregnancy from a pregnancy complication, a chain of events initiated by pregnancy, or the aggravation of an unrelated condition by the physiologic effects of pregnancy.”The maternal death rate among black women was 37.1 deaths per 100,000 live births, a rate up to three times the rates for non-Hispanic white and Hispanic women. Rates are actually climbing and in some cities up to 12% higher mortalityLearn more about our experiences with premature births. Visit our website for show notes and references www.thenursingpostpodcast.com
30 minutes | 21 days ago
Sex and Superbugs l Episode 033
With superbugs on the rise, so are super STIs. Nurses come into contact with patients who have common superbugs that we see on a daily basis; MRSA, C-diff, and VRE to name a few. We’ll discuss the top 3 SUPER STIs and later look at what that means for nurses caring for elderly patients in nursing homes.Visit our website for show notes and referenceswww.thenursingpostpodcast.com
51 minutes | a month ago
Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension l Episode 032
The term PH means high blood pressure in the lungs. This is not to be confused with “regular” systemic hypertension -that can be measured with a blood pressure cuff. In PH, the blood vessels specifically in the lungs are affected. They can become stiff, narrow and even damaged. This makes the right side of the heart work harder to pump blood through the lungs.In this episode we discuss what pulmonary hypertension is, the signs and systems, risk factors that are associated with this disease process, and treatments.Visit our website for show notes and references. www.thenursingpostpodcast.com
25 minutes | a month ago
Breast Cancer Awareness l Episode 030
Only 65.3% of women aged 40 and over have had their biennial mammograms in the last 2 years. Raising awareness regarding these private and downright uncomfortable procedures will make it easier for women to unite and raise these numbers. Men are also diagnosed with breast cancer. People don’t realize that men have breast tissue and can develop breast cancer too. In this episode we go over signs/symptoms, risk factors, and screening. For our references or show-notes you can visit our website at www.thenursingpostpodcast.com
34 minutes | 2 months ago
The Effects of COVID on Nurse’s Mental Health l Episode 029
The International Council of Nurses is emphasizing the increase of anxiety and stress for nurses working during the Covid-19 crisis in countries around the world. Healthcare providers are at high risk for, full-blown stress response syndromes, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic illness and burnout according to the International Council of Nurses. We have to keep talking about nurses and their mental health to make sure that we are all taking care of ourselves and one another.Visit our website at www.thenursingpostpodcast.com for our complete show-notes and references.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Domestic Violence Awareness l Episode 028
10 million men and women are victims of physical violence every year by their intimate partner. That is a staggering number to think about. As nurses, we are taught to look for signs of physical abuse when we are assessing our patients, are we doing a good job?For our show notes and references for today's episode, visit our website www.thenursingpostpodcast.com
62 minutes | 2 months ago
Suicide Prevention Awareness l Episode 027
This week’s topic of Suicide Awareness is not a light hearted conversation but it is a necessary and much needed conversation to have. Not just in September but all of the year.If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts please call 1-800-273-TALK. Your life matters!For our show notes and references, you can visit our website www.thenursingpostpodcast.com
19 minutes | 2 months ago
Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) l Episode 026
ITP is a disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding. The bleeding results from unusually low levels of platelets — the cells that help blood clot. In this episode we discuss diagnosis, treatments and nursing considerations when it comes to ITP. Although there are about 50 children and 66 adults cases per 1,000,000 of Immune thrombocytopenia diagnosed each year, it is important to bring awareness to this illness. As nurses, we need to continually educate ourselves in order to provide appropriate patient care, patient education and advocacy. Visit our website www.thenursingpostpodcast.com for our show-notes and references.
28 minutes | 3 months ago
Sickle Cell Anemia l Episode 025
Sickle cell disease is the most common genetic blood disorder. Learn more about Sickle Cell Anemia on today's episode. www.thenursingpostpodcast.com
37 minutes | 3 months ago
Influenza, Why this year is different l Episode 024
About 45% of U.S. adults and 63% of children were vaccinated during the 2018–19 flu season. Even with those low numbers the CDC estimates 4.4 million flu cases were prevented, along with 58,000 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths. In this episode we discuss who should and should not get the flu shot, facts vs myths and new vaccine research. We also dive into the similarities and differences between influenza and COVID-19.This year may be one of the most important in flu history. With COVID 19 circulating during this flu, complications of having one or both can be deadly. Visit our website www.thenursingpostpodcast.com for our show-notes and references.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
Identifying, Preventing, & Managing Nursing Stressors l Episode 023
Finding a work-life balance is important in order to reduce stress and burnout.Job stress is defined as a negative emotional and/or physical response and can occur when your job requirements do not match with your abilities, resources or needs.In this episode we go over the top reasons nurses burn out, how to identify workplace stress and ways to manage your stress levels. In these uncertain times, it’s extremely important to take a moment for yourself, for your wellness. You can visit us at www.thenursingpostpodcast.com for the complete show-notes and references.
52 minutes | 3 months ago
Healthcare in ICE Detention Facilities l Episode 022
The degree of healthcare disparities in America continues to grow and widen among minorities. The Medical Care Guidelines Detention Standard, ensures that detainees have access to appropriate and necessary medical, dental and mental health care, including emergency services. With increase in ICE detainee intakes, since the current president elect, news articles have been published describing the inhumane treatment and lack of appropriate medical care detainees have received. There seems to be blurred lines when it comes to HCP understanding of immigrant medicine. We hope this weeks episode will help clarify some of the biggest misconceptions regarding immigrant medicine.Please leave your comments/questions below. Visit our website www.thenursingpostpodcast.com for our reference for this week's episode.
43 minutes | 3 months ago
Correctional Health Care System l Episode 021
On this week's episode, we discuss healthcare from local jails to federal prisons and the differences between each system. Mental health and addiction is inundating our correctional system, and patient's are not finding the right treatments in prison, increasing their chances of getting arrested again. We also touch on ways to reform the prison's healthcare system and how The Sandra Bland Act has already started reform in Texas. Please leave you comments below and visit our website www.thenursingpostpodcast.com for our references.
35 minutes | 4 months ago
Healthcare Worker Safety l Episode 020
As nurses, you can probably think of an incident in which a patient was inappropriate or aggressive, whether verbally or physically. If not, then you may have witnessed this happening to another nurse or heard a nurse talk about their experience. Workplace violence in healthcare is very much an ongoing issue. We have seen this in recent months as we turned on the news, saw and heard the stories of healthcare who were assaulted for wearing scrubs in public, outside of their places of employment.This week's episode covers why this happens, what workplace violence looks like and what we can do to help prevent workplace violence. Free CEU course: Workplace Violence Prevention for NursesOur references can be found on our website www.thenursingpostpodcast.com and if you have any questions or comments leave them below!
38 minutes | 4 months ago
To Err is Human but First do no Harm…Medication Errors l Episode 019
As Nurses we are taught about medication administration, and the 5 rights. We are also taught to hold our nursing license in high regard. We as nurses should always strive to help and never harm our patients. Unfortunately, there are factors that can hinder proper medication administration and nursing judgement. Not all medical errors originate from nurses but come from doctors as well. Why do medical errors occur? There are several reasons, beginning with transcription difficulties to administration errors. We go over these in detail in this podcast. We also talk about the story of Kim Hiatt, and how medication errors can affect more than just the patient.Nurses are expected to use their “nursing judgement” for many situations that arise on the floor. Nurses must ask questions. Medications are used “off- label” for a variety of situations, however, it can still be evidence based data that has been proven to be safe and effective. If you don’t know, you need to ask.It is estimated that preventable medication errors impact more than 7 million patients and cost almost $21 billion annually across all care settings. If more healthcare workers actually reported errors and near misses, then data would be more reliable. With reliable data, systems could be put into place to help prevent errors in the future. Please visit our website for our show notes and references for this podcast. www.thenursingpostpodcast.com
32 minutes | 4 months ago
GMOh! (Genetically Modified Organisms) l Episode 018
GMOh! (Genetically Modified Organisms)Think that you don’t eat genetically modified foods? Think again! Many foods on the shelves contain something that has been genetically modified. Maybe you didn’t know this, we sure didn’t until researching this topic. In this episode we discuss the pros and cons of GMOs and how genetic modifications impacts the foods we eat.According to a Forbes Article, nature is already making changes to food which is considered transgenic. This means that there is DNA from other plants making their way into our foods, naturally. Even organic foods contain these transgenic modifications. Would we consider these GMOs differently than the ones made in labs? Make sure you think twice, as beer, tea, peanuts and bananas are some of the few items on this growing list of transgenic foods
19 minutes | 4 months ago
Home DNA Test Kit: What to Expect l Episode 017
Ever wonder what a home DNA test kit is all about? What to expect and the type of results it will show? In this episode we will have a guest speaker discussing their experience with their recently completed, at home DNA kit and share their results with our listeners. We discuss our guest speaker’s personal reasons for wanting to complete a home DNA test kit, testing instructions along with website commitment on delivery time and result time turn-around, and the test results. This test kit included ancestry composition, physical traits, taste traits, weird and wonderful characteristics and family connections in the Ancestry + Traits Service package.If you would like references for this podcast you can visit our website show notes at www.thenursingpostpodcast.comLinks to at home kitswww.crigenetics.comwww.23andme.comwww.Ancestory.com
34 minutes | 5 months ago
CRISPR- CAS9 l Episode 016
Did you know that human DNA is 98% comparable to a chimpanzee and about 50% similar to a banana? This sounds absolutely crazy but it’s true, thanks to the research from the Human Genome Project and genetic engineering has provided. The Human Genome Project has mapped human DNA, making it possible to to study the abnormal sequences found in genetic disorders. Genetic engineering and the discovery of CRISPR-CAS9 has made it easier, faster and more affordable to cut and edit genetic diseases and replace them with a new or different code. The scientific discovery is amazing. Imagining a world in which cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, and sickle cell disease or HIV/AIDS can be prevented and/or eradicated is mindblowing. Unfortunately, even though this new technology is an advancement in medical science, some will and may have abused it. Biohackers have been known to attempt to modify animals and themselves with a variety of technologies, and CRISPR-Cas9 has been added to their repertoire of tools. Most times these biohackers can self-educate from the world wide web and experiment in their kitchens and garages. From malaria resistant mosquitoes to gene edited human twin girls, the consequences of genetically engineered and altered DNA is still unknown in the long term. Can we make real superheroes with this technology? So if we put this SuperHuman together with the seven genes identified, it would be a person with bones so hard, they don’t break easily, with insensitivity to pain, who could bend or stretch in most directions, they would have optimal hearing, vision and speed, with a brain like a human calculator!
24 minutes | 5 months ago
Stem Cells l Episode 015
Stem cells are the foundation cells for all organs and tissues. Stem cells are a single cell that can replicate or become a specialized cell. But to better understand stem cells we kind-of have to go back to our last episode and pick up at the beginning of IVF, in vitro fertilization. Where do stem cells come from? Embryos, Adult stem cells, iPS (induced pluripotent stem cells), Multipotent stem cells.Stem cells may have the potential to be grown to become new tissue for use in transplant and regenerative medicine. Researchers continue to advance the knowledge on stem cells and their applications in transplant and regenerative medicine. People who might benefit from stem cell therapies include those with spinal cord injuries, type 1 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, stroke, burns, cancer and osteoarthritis. FDA Warning; U.S. Food and Drug Administration is concerned that some patients seeking cures and remedies are vulnerable to stem cell treatments that are illegal and potentially harmful. The FDA regulates stem cell products in the United States. FDA may take (and has already taken) a variety of administrative and judicial actions, for those who illegally obtain and practice stem cell research.If you would like to review the articles or sources, they can be found on our website, www.thenursingpostpodcast.comBe sure to subscribe to our podcast for weekly episodes!
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