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.
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…
Publication bias results from the selective publication of studies. In this episode, we discuss exploring publication bias and what it means.By Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K
Communicating with loved ones can be hard. These communication tips - your loved ones can help make these conversations more effective.By Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K
No one likes difficult conversations. These communication tips - difficult conversations can help make these conversations a little better.
Struggling with communication with your patients? These communication tips - Patients and their support systems can help.By Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K
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
Struggling with communication with your team? These Communication Tips - Other Members of the Healthcare Team can help.By Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K
Struggling with communication among your team? Join Kati as she talks through communication tips that can help.By Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K
Join us as we discuss patient pathways for Whipple patients. Including what to expect, managing meds, discharge, and more.By Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K
Join us as we discuss patient pathways for OMFS patients. Including what to expect, managing meds, discharge, and more.By Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K
Join us as we discuss patient pathways for trauma patients. Including managing pain meds, working with PT and doctors.By Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K
Join Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K as she talks about how she got started in nursing and why she jumped from ICU to Med-Surg.By Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K
I get asked all the time, “Is Nursing Sustainable?”. Well, I go over this and answer that question in the newest episode of the Fresh RN podcast.By Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K
You are now clocking in with confidence, and you’re ready for the next challenge. But you enjoy your role, your team, and don’t want to change units or go back to school. In this episode, Kati, Amber, and Chelsea discuss some next steps you can take in your career now that you are no longer a newbie.…
The first day of your new job is surely a mix of excitement and anxiety. It’s not uncommon to want to prepare for your first shift. This week Kati, Amber, and Chelsea discuss what you can and cannot prepare for, as well as how to handle the transition from nursing school to working full-time as a nurse…
So you didn’t land your dream job right out of nursing school. That’s OK! Many new nurses don’t. This week Kati, Amber, and Chelsea talk about how to handle not getting that ideal job and how to become a stronger candidate for the next time you apply.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…
In this episode Kati, Amber, and Chelsea sit down to discuss nursing interviews. We cover some very common interview questions, discuss good and bad answers, and learn what your interviewer is really thinking.By Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K
What is nurse burnout? Why does it happen? How do we prevent it? In this episode, we talk all about nurse burnout, self-compassion, and things you can do to live your healthiest nurse life.By Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K
In this episode, we are discussing the rules of nursing that are not found in your textbooks. What’s cool, what’s not cool, and how to be an awesome teammate right out of nursing school.By Kati Kleber
The charge nurse is the boots-on-the-ground leader and a role model for a unit. It can be a stressful job, but it can also be fun and empowering as you gain knowledge and experience. In this episode, we chat about charge nurse responsibilities and some tips for new charge nurses.By Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K
We don’t stay new nurses forever. And some of our earliest Fresh RNs are now precepting newbies of their own! In this episode, we discuss when to start precepting, your role as a new nurse preceptor, and the challenges that come along with it.
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
Kati sits down with an experienced mental health professional to outline how nurses can manage fear while still being effective at work and mentally present at home in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic.By Kati Kleber
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
Ok, you're off orientation, there's no preceptor checking behind you and you're on your own taking care of patients. How do you learn to trust yourself and your nursing judgment? In this episode, we chat about how we began to trust ourselves as we transitioned off of orientation and into our own nursing practice.…
Taking care of someone who is unable to interact or make their own medical decisions can be complex. In this episode, we discuss some tips on talking to an unconscious patient and their loved ones, assessment tips, and as well as things to consider like health care power of attorney, consents, and more.…
In this episode we talk all things urinary catheters... CAUTIs, tips, tricks, internal and external devices, and nursing considerations. Music: "Keep My Cool" by Benj HeardBy FreshRN
Teamwork is one of those nursing buzzwords, but what does it practically look like during elbow-to-elbow nursing care? In this episode, we chat tips, what good teamwork feels and looks like, and how to be a good team member, and more. Music: "Keep My Cool" by Benj HeardBy FreshRN
Join us as we discuss some tips for floating to another nursing unit. We cover how to start out your shift with success in a different environment, questions to ask, how to manage your nerves, and more. Music: "Keep My Cool" by Benj HeardBy FreshRN
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…
We discuss the difference between coma and brain death, how brain death is determined, working with an organ procurement team, and general insights related to this sensitive topic.By FreshRN
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.…
Arterial lines, ventilators, central lines galore! Together with Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Sean Dent, Melissa and Kati discuss some tips and tricks for dealing with typical ICU devices.By FreshRN
Arterial lines, ventilators, central lines galore! Together with Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Sean Dent, Melissa and Kati discuss some tips and tricks for dealing with typical ICU devicesBy FreshRN
Nursing conferences are fun, but can be pretty overwhelming. Melissa and Kati discuss some practical tips to get the most out the experience and investment.By freshrn
In this episode, we interview Kathleen Puntillo, PhD RN FAAN who has written about and researched palliative care extensively, about what the nurse needs to know about palliative care and considerations for their patients.By FreshRN
Ever wonder about how the bedside nurses work with nursing leadership? We interview a current practicing nursing supervisor, chain of command, and discuss how the bedside nurse can leverage leadership in various patient situations.By FreshRN
Grab your nasal cannula and crank it up to 4L/min because in this episode, we interview Sean Dent who is an NP in acute care and discuss all things respiratory!By FreshRN
Welcome to Season 3 of the FreshRN Podcast. In this episode, Kati and Melissa interview Michael Ackerman DNS RN APRN-BC and Tom Ahrens, PhD RN FAAN on sepsis, priorities for the new nurse, and current sepsis treatment trends and recommendations.By FreshRN
Welcome to Season 3 of the FreshRN Podcast. In this episode, we interview Karen Kesten DNP APRN CCRN-K CCNS CNE, with the AACN about nursing certifications and why they are important to our profession, plus how to become certified.By FreshRN
In this episode, we interview about her top tips for cardiac tips for new nurses. Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.By FreshRN
In this episode, we discuss the patients we will never forget. Identifying patient details were changed to protect patient privacy, however the meaning and lessons of the stories remain. Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.
This episode discusses very practical tips for learning how to live the night shift life from the perspective of current and former night shift nurses. We discuss eating and sleeping tips, to how to manage your nursing care on the night shift, communicating with the healthcare team at night, and more. Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.…
In this episode, Elizabeth (former code-team nurse) takes the lead in discussing what’s important for new nurses to know about STEMI, stroke, and sepsis.
This episode discusses how to deal with a negative unit culture, the importance of emotional intelligence, self-inventory, how to respond to bullies, and confrontation. We talk empathy, sympathy, and more. Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.
This episode covers the essential aspects of landing a job as a new nurse; resumes, applications, and interviews. All three of the hosts have experience interviewing new graduates and we give you our insider tips on the process. Music: “Keep My Cool” by Benj Heard.