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Your first year as a registered nurse is challenging. This podcast is hosted by Kati Kleber, BSN RN CCRN and features experienced nurses from FreshRN.com, who discuss the basics of that first year. From orientation, code blues, tricks of the trade, and personal experiences, to time management, delegation, patient deaths, and more.
 
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I have spent time researching and trying out digital stethoscopes, and in this episode will share with you if I think they're worth the price tag, who is best suited for one, and compare the top 3 digital scopes on the market today. Thanks to Eko Health for sponsoring this episode. To learn more about the 3M™ Littmann® CORE Digital Stethoscope, vis…
 
Today, I'm joined by Irnise Williams who is both a nurse and attorney. We discuss legal considerations for nurses, realistic liklihood of malpractice situations, and how we can take charge of our day-to-day lives at the bedside. To learn more about Irnise, click here: . Shownotes and more at FreshRN.com/podcast. Music: Keep My Cool by Benj Heard.…
 
A FreshRN VIP asked a question Kati wanted to share with podcast listeners. The VIP currently works in an ICU as a CNA and is curious if it would be wise to work there as a new grad. Listen for Kati's perspective and some Q&A from her Instagram followers. To follow Kati on Instagram visit . To sign-up as a VIP, visit . Music: "Keep My Cool" by Benj…
 
Nurses Week 2022 has officially begun, and Kati shares her genuine thoughts of this annual week of "appreciation". Also, this past week the private nurse who worked with Amber Heard and Johnny Depp testified in the defemnation case. Kati shares her thoughts on her testimony. To sign up as a FreshRN VIP, head to courses.freshrn.com and it will be th…
 
Kati interviews a critical care nurse practitioner who helps transform traditional ICUs into "Awake and Walking ICUs". Kali Dayton defines what one is, the harms of deep sedation, benefits of increased mobility, and how deep sedation negatively impacts patients long after discharge with stories from survivors. You can find Kali's website at daytoni…
 
In this episode, Kati answers the following questions about malpractice insurance: Does it make me a target for a lawsuit? Won't my hospital's insurance cover me? Does it cover criminal charges? What's the difference between a claims-based policy vs. an occurrence-based policy? What do policies typically cover? Music: Keep My Cool by Benj Heard. Fo…
 
In this episode, Kati does a deep dive into case of RaDonda Vaught, who was recently convicted of criminal charges after a medical error. She discusses the event itself, the charges, legal considerations, and her personal perspective. Part 2 will be an interview with a nurse who is also a lawyer, which will drop next week. Show notes with reference…
 
Code blues and RRT calls are very intimidating. In this episode, Kati interviews Will Kelly, MSN FNP-C who works as an inpatient hospitalist and regularly responds to codes and RRT calls. Will's website: Will's blog post: Will's EKG course (aff link): Music: Keep My Cool by Benj Heard
 
This week, I interviewed Nick McGowan, MSN RN CCRN. He is an expert critical care nurse with over 12 years of experience, and he’s here to discuss what he knows about the CCRN examination and certification for critical care nurses. We discuss how to study, what to look for in a review, how to know when you’re ready, and more. CCRN Academy (affiliat…
 
It's a lot easier to sit back into routine and normalcy, and not try new things. Our brains interpret predictability as safety. But, whenever we get bored and want to change things up, we tend to experience a lot of mental resistance. In this episode, Kati discusses how to overcome that. To learn more about Charge Nurse Jump Start, click here: Emai…
 
The NYT recently published an article about the nursing shortage we're dealing with. I deconstruct the article and discuss my thoughts on what's going on with the massive lack of staffing we're seeing across the nation. NYT article: Show notes:By Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K
 
Your idea of a “high performing” new grad might not be the same as what your leadership team actually expects of a brand new nurse. In this episode, we hear from Amber and Chelsea, who lead a nurse residency program, about what qualities make a really great new grad nurse.By Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K
 
By the time we leave nursing school, most of us have a hierarchy of nursing roles ingrained in our minds-- that you should want to work your way “up” to the ICU and also go back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner. Well in this episode we are talking about why that hierarchy is garbage and some of the interesting and valuable nursing jobs that…
 
At the very beginning of nursing school, we learn basic care of our patients: turning, intake and output, oral care, and so forth. Once we reach the bedside, we tend to become focused on the more complex tasks of nursing care, and those basics can fall by the wayside. In this episode we return to the basics, discussing their importance and how to i…
 
Most hospitals have some form of Rapid Response Team that can be called when patients are becoming unstable to bring people and resources to the bedside quickly. In this episode, we discuss when to call a Rapid Response, what happens once one is called, and some of our own experiences calling or responding to them. Head to FreshRN.com/41 for the co…
 
Kati spent hours combing through the CDC and WHO recommendations and research articles discussing appropriate PPE for healthcare providers taking care of Coronavirus patients (COVID-19) and translated it into easy-to-understand terms for the bedside nurse. For links to all of her references, click .By Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K
 
This episodes provides some coronavirus (COVID-19) background, and dives into why this is such a big deal for the nursing community, Kati's experience as a nurse on the Ebola Team back in 2015, and the challenge of constantly changing updates and fear when you still have to go into work each day.By Kati Kleber
 
When the patient is now donating their organs, there are a lot of things that are now the responsibility of the nurse. In this episode, we discuss what it practically looks like to prepare a patient for organ procurement and some of the variations of the process, as well as our own experiences. Music: "Keep My Cool" by Benj Heard…
 
So, how do you deal with the family members... like, normally? How do you meet their expectations and work together as a team? We discuss routine communication points with typical family members who are engaged and want to be part of a patient's care, and how you as a fresh RN can speak to them with confidence.…
 
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