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Matt Solarczyk & Peter Findura

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Nurses on a mission to change the world. Welcome to the Cup of Nurses podcast, your source for current health news and hot nursing topics. This is the place where the rubber hits the road and things get real. We don’t sugarcoat information or gloss over tough issues. We face topics head-on, debate the subjects at hand and let you, our listeners, make your own decisions.
 
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.
 
Plugged In To Nursing is the podcast that celebrates and informs the profession of Nursing. Plugged In to Nursing is a podcast led by nurses, for nurses, and it’s all about helping nurses stay informed about current nursing issues, and to provide an “on-the -go” resource for your clinical and professional learning and growth.
 
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Norton Healthcare’s Plugged in to Nursing is the podcast that celebrates and informs the profession of nursing. This Episode - Available When You Need Care: Telehealth and eCare Services Episode Summary In this episode, Alli Overfield, RN, discusses Norton Healthcare’s telehealth and eCare services with Rachel Alexander, APRN, manager, Telehealth. …
 
We've all met or known people in our lives who have diabetes. Diabetes is a long-lasting health condition that affects how the body turns food into energy. The food you eat is broken down into sugar and turns into glucose. It is then released into the bloodstream. When the blood sugar goes up, the pancreas is signaled to release insulin, but when y…
 
Today, Kati interviews Tamar Rodney, an Assistant Professor at the John Hopkins School of Nursing, Psychiatric NP, and researcher. Tamar shares with us her unique professional journey, the origins of her interest in mental and why she loves it so much, as well as thoughts about the future of our profession. To learn more about Tamar, click here:…
 
There are misconceptions about nursing that many people don't understand. As nurses, we struggle with many things, and as part of the healthcare system, we are expected to be at a particular place in the hierarchy. We are often looked down and are expected to "do as we're told" rather than a colleague. While this isn't always the case, it is happen…
 
Tune in as Dr. Jacqueline Hoying and Dr. Inga Zadvinskis, two leaders from The Ohio State University College of Nursing’s Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare, speak to how they and their colleagues assist the public in how to identify legitimate and credible information and evidence for …
 
Have you ever heard of a death doula? In this episode, Kati interviews Melanie Sheckles, who supports patients as they transition at the end of their lives. We discuss what a death doula does, how to become one, and the unique struggle that nurses have in facing death both from a personal and professional perspective. To learn more about Melanie, h…
 
An empowered nurse is confident. They are highly effective and reliable in and out of their workplace. However, not all nurses are the same. Sadly, some of us are only there for the money, not to make a difference in our jobs and patients' lives. To provide quality patient care, we must take back that self-confidence and be someone our patients can…
 
Being proactive, situational awareness, applying what you've learned in the past to future situations are crucial skills to develop early on as a newly licensed nurse. Together with Nurse Mo, a fellow nurse educator with a passion for new nurses, we discuss how you can really move the needle in development around these traits specifically. Nurse Mo…
 
We are making changes! Looking back at our journey, we are humbled by all the experiences we've been through and how you guys have received Cup of News. For all of that, we are grateful! Just like every season, we also embrace changes. And in this episode, we will be talking about the new season that is coming our way. Cup of Nurses would not be po…
 
Cardiac ICU is not for the weak-hearted (no pun intended) but rather for nurses with hearts. The cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit or CVICU is a hospital ward that caters to and cares for patients with ischemic heart disease and other severe heart conditions. And if you are a nurse interested in working with cardiac patients, this nursing field wi…
 
‘Fake it til you make it’ is a common term we use to encourage people who are learning in a really intimidating and challenging environment. In this episode, Kati discusses why she’s not a fan of that saying and other ways we can consciously lean into being a beginner. To learn more about becoming a FreshRN VIP, head to FreshRN.com/VIP. To view the…
 
Norton Healthcare’s Plugged in to Nursing is the podcast that celebrates and informs the profession of nursing. This Episode - Workforce Development Episode Summary In this episode, Alli Overfield, RN, discusses career support with Workforce Development’s director, Donnie Humphrey, RN. For nearly 20 years, Norton Healthcare’s Workforce Development …
 
Working as a travel nurse is one of the most flexible fields of nursing. But did you know that besides being a travel nurse, you can also become a traveling nurse practitioner? A traveling nurse practitioner also works similarly to travel nurses. The only difference is that they can stay for one day to a year within the given assignment. How can yo…
 
Do you know the contents or ingredients of the food you eat? Do you check labels and read about them? If not, then it's time that you should. One of the many things found in our food is glyphosate. What is glyphosate in the first place? Glyphosate is an herbicide applied to the leaves of plants to kill both broadleaf plants and grasses. The sodium …
 
Every healthcare facility follows different code status. These will help them assess every patient that comes in to prioritize who needs help the most. It also gives nurses and doctors a quick overview of the patient's health status when they enter the facility. If the patient isn't breathing as they're wheeled in, it will be their job to facilitat…
 
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.…
 
As nurses, we are responsible for taking care of and giving the best to our patients. But how can we do that if we don't know how to communicate? The truth is that some nurses are very skilled and intelligent but lack the communication skills they need when it comes to their patients. On the other hand, some nurses are effective communicators. They…
 
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…
 
Having a healthy workplace environment is essential to all nurses and other employees. And while we cannot avoid stress, there are steps you can take to keep the stressors in your workplace at bay. But the question is, why should we keep a healthy and happy workplace? For one, it helps reduce burnout rates among workers. Being a nurse is already a …
 
Floating nurses are often reassigned from their regular assignments to short-staffed areas. Although this is viewed as a cost-effective approach, several legal and ethical dilemmas are considered in this practice. In some cases, being a floating nurse has become a problem, but the goal is to provide patient care. While many nurses cannot avoid bein…
 
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…
 
If you are a student nurse or a professional nurse, bringing a backpack with all your essentials is a big part of your life as a nurse. We all know how helpful this bag is to us nurses, and if you are wondering what stuff you can find in it, this episode will give you a clear view of it. For today's episode, Pete and Matt will talk about the intere…
 
We Are Family: Norton Healthcare Alumni Network Episode Summary In this episode, Alli Overfield, RN, discusses the Norton Healthcare Alumni Network with Employee Experience team members Jason Coffey, RN, Director, and Emily Abner, Program Coordinator. The Norton Healthcare Alumni Program is a newer program supporting our goal of ‘Staying in the Nor…
 
Have you ever realized that you have certain personality traits that are not the same as others? Did you know that these traits are unique in many ways? In this episode, we will talk about the top five personality traits people have. We believe that we all possess certain qualities and uniqueness, ranging from our personality to physical appearance…
 
When it comes to the nursing profession, knowing the basics is essential. When you're at work, you are assigned to take care of patients. Knowing what meds to give, protocols to do, or emergency drugs to provide are essential in saving a patient's life. While there are many nurse-related SOPs and other things involved in caring for the patient, you…
 
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…
 
We like to think of different scenarios and ask each other questions. As nurses, our job requires us to think of ways to solve a patient's problem. However, there are also times when we think of the what-ifs and would you rather questions. In this episode, we will ask our Would You Rather Questions Nursing Edition. These questions are related to wo…
 
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 addition to caring for critical care patients on their unit, Kahlia Anderson and Philip Grudowski are also both members of their unit’s Cultural Diversity Committee. Listen in as they share about the committee’s involvement with diversity and inclusion both at Ohio State and on their unit and how that in turn has created a safe space to educate …
 
What does soil degradation have to do with us humans? Everything. When we say "soil degradation, " the soil or ground condition is poor. This soil condition also means that it is not viable enough to use in planting our food. It is usually caused by poor management and is often used for urban or agricultural purposes. When the soil's health is poor…
 
ICU nurses or critical care nurses are highly specialized and trained healthcare personnel that provides nursing care to patients with acute illnesses or conditions. They are also trained to make split-second decisions and act quickly when a patient’s status changes. As current ICU nurses, we enjoy our time in the critical care unit as it has taugh…
 
Our body is amazing. It is comprised of many systems that work together to keep us alive. The muscular system is one of the important systems in our body. More than six hundred different muscles in our body allow us to move and protect our bones. What are muscles? They are a kind of elastic tissue that makes up each muscle, consisting of thousands,…
 
Medical machines like the ventilator is a piece of essential equipment used in many hospital settings. A ventilator's job is to provide oxygen to a patient's lungs when they are unconscious, unable to breathe on their own, or have other medical conditions that require the help of a mechanical ventilator. This machine helps push air in and out of yo…
 
Testosterone is an essential hormone for developing many of the physical characteristics of adult males. It also plays a vital role in maintaining muscles and bones and male reproduction. But what happens to testosterone when the level in the body goes down? Will this affect your role as a man? In this episode, we will talk about testosterone and i…
 
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…
 
A John Hopkins University study claims that more than 250,000 people die due to medical errors in the United States each year. The alarming number is believed to grow even higher, so it is a growing concern among many healthcare facilities and healthcare professionals. But why are there medical errors occurring in many hospitals? What is considered…
 
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
 
Norton Healthcare’s Plugged in to Nursing is the podcast that celebrates and informs the profession of nursing. This Episode – Workplace Safety Episode Summary In this episode of Plugged In to Nursing, Joe Magana, System Director of Security, Safety, and Emergency Preparedness, discusses how Norton Healthcare works to promote situational and enviro…
 
Disorder of consciousness refers to the state wherein the consciousness is affected due to damage in the brain. It is usually caused by trauma, reduced blood or oxygen supply to the brain, and in some cases, poisoning can also cause these injuries. A person may regain their state of consciousness after a brain injury. Unfortunately, some people don…
 
Have you ever felt like you're a fraud? Perhaps you feel like you don't belong anywhere? If you agree, then maybe you have imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome refers to an internal experience where you believe you are not as competent as others thought you were. Symptoms may include the experience of feeling like a phony or thoughts that you only …
 
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…
 
Caffeine is not only found in coffee but other sources as well. This white, bitter and odorless substance is naturally found in the fruit, leaves, and beans of coffee, cacao, and guarana plants. But how does caffeine work in our body? How can you benefit from it? In celebration of Caffeine Awareness Month, in this episode we talk about caffeine, ho…
 
How often have you heard the phrase "self-care isn't selfish"? Perhaps too often, and yes, it is true. Taking care of yourself is not being self-centered or greedy. It is taking care of YOU. When we take care of ourselves, we can also help others. How is your health? Are you doing something to keep you fit and healthy? Do you eat well, exercise, or…
 
Holly Chignolli, associate director of nursing evidence-based practice and standards at OSU Wexner Medical Center, and Samantha Warren, staff nurses at Ohio State’s Ross Heart Hospital, join us for our ongoing series on evidence-based practice and the important role nurses play in using research and learnings to improve care and outcomes for both p…
 
Norton Healthcare’s Plugged in to Nursing is the podcast that celebrates and informs the profession of nursing. This Episode - Covid-19; Where We Are Now Episode Summary In this episode of Plugged In to Nursing, Julia Frith, DNP, RN, CIC, Manager, Infection Prevention, Quality Management discusses where we are as an organization in 2022. For incomi…
 
The world was shaken when Russia attacked Ukraine, and as of today, the ongoing conflict between the two countries left many people dead, while the surviving ones are homeless and hungry. What do we know about this whole fiasco? Is there something we can do? In this episode, due to ongoing conflict in Europe, we are doing a special episode on the w…
 
Working as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist is one of the best jobs in the nursing field. They help patients from the beginning of the surgery up until recovery. Pain management is also the top priority of many CRNAs. They also provide emergency services such as airway management if the situation calls for it. Now, that all sounds interesti…
 
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