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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.
 
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A rapid response nurse or team provides critical care expertise to patients with imminent clinical deterioration. They are trained to act quickly and provide the needed treatment before a patient is transferred to the ICU, goes into cardiac arrest, or death. And if this is the kind of nursing field you are interested in working, this episode is for…
 
Whether you’re interested in nursing as a career, are currently serving as a nurse, enrolled in nursing school or just interested in healthful living, we offer the news you need to stay informed about healthcare. We invite you to explore the world with us. Welcome to the Cup of Nurses podcast, your source for current health news and hot nursing top…
 
Do you have healthcare insurance? Do you know how to get one? If getting healthcare coverage isn't something you prioritize right now, then this episode will change your mind. Our jobs as healthcare providers often put us in risky and unpredictable situations. That said, finding a good insurance or healthcare policy that covers your health and medi…
 
Many hospitalized patients have impaired ability to regulate their hydration status. And when there is improper fluid management, this could lead to morbidity and mortality. It is also why the type and amount of fluid given to each patient are crucial. But how do you check your patient's fluid status? In this episode, we will discuss how to determi…
 
Effective communication is essential to patient care. Many nurses who have good communication skills can execute their duties with ease. However, not all nurses have this quality. Fortunately, effective communication can be learned and practiced. If your goal is to provide quality care, improve clinical outcomes and refine your nurse-patient relati…
 
NICUs are essential in every hospital setting. It is where premature newborns and babies born with congenital disabilities are placed to receive proper care. Without NICUs, many of these newborns will suffer long-term effects that could hinder them later in life. In this episode, we welcome our guest, Alexis Nicole, a registered nurse with experien…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
Our kidneys are one of the most important organs of the body. Without them, our bodies cannot remove waste products. It also eliminates the acid produced by the body's cells and keeps a healthy balance of water, salt and minerals. About 37 million Americans suffer from kidney problems. Surprisingly, 90% of them don't realize that they already have …
 
Hospice care is a challenging position for many nurses. Not only do they have to deal with patients who are at their end-of-life stages, but they must also work with the system and practice more compassion towards others while keeping themselves from burning out. Join us as we learn what hospice care is all about, the roles and struggles of nurses …
 
Getting scammed on a property is something we do not want to find ourselves in. But as much as we want to avoid this, even the most intelligent person in the room can fall victim. These days, property scammers are researching ways to take advantage of others and gain more money. That said, you must also arm yourself with information on how you can …
 
Nurses are known as carers of the world. When you have sworn the oath to care for the people and wore the badge, you become one of the essential workers of our society. Along with this profession comes the responsibilities. And sometimes, we nurses become so indulged with caring for others that we lack the support we truly need - to be our advocate…
 
Reading is a basic yet essential skill that we should learn. When you read, you stimulate your brain to think, imagine and develop your sense of focus. It also improves your communication skills, develops your empathy, and allows you to learn skills that can help you in your future work and relationships. Here are three reasons why you should keep …
 
While it is recommended to consume a few ml of alcohol for our health, developing alcoholism is a growing problem for many of us. Over time, this consistent alcohol binge can lead to more severe health conditions. It could also result in alcoholism which is hard to overcome. In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Stephan Neff, anesthetist, and autho…
 
Oral or dental health is one of those things that we often overlook. Just because you brushed your teeth this morning before going to work, doesn't mean that it will fix everything! Disregarding our dental health can lead to heart issues and other health issues. Join us as we talk about oral care, the harmful effects of neglecting your pearly white…
 
Nursing is an ever-diverse field, and there's always something to do that you like as a nurse. Some nurses become travel nurses while others become nurse writers. In this episode, welcome our guest Portia Wofford as she shares her experience as a nurse content marketer and social media strategist. Cup of Nurses: https://fanlink.to/CONsite Frontline…
 
Our ancestors used the cannabis plant as part of their medicine and even in rituals. But what are the implications of this plant today in the modern world of medicine? Is there a way to utilize it better? Can it help in treating Covid? Join us as we discuss the possibilities of its uses in this episode. Cup of Nurses: https://fanlink.to/CONsite Fro…
 
Have you heard about S.A.N.E? Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner is one of the more interesting fields of nursing where you get to work with victims of sexual assault. In this episode, we welcome our guest, Leah Helmbrecht, an expert in this field. She has been a Nurse for 12.5 years and is currently working as a Forensic Nurse Examiner and Sexual Assau…
 
A person dies every 36 seconds of heart disease in the United States. That said, you must know how to take care of your heart's health. In this episode, we will talk about the number one killer in America today - heart disease, and how you can avoid it in the future. Want your heart to be healthy? Learn more about it in this episode. Episode sponso…
 
As a travel nurse, you have the opportunity to work in states that you want to. Are you a nurse who is interested to work in California or Texas? Perhaps these are your next destination as well? Here's how our nursing experience went. Cup of Nurses: https://fanlink.to/CONsite Frontline Warriors: https://fanlink.to/FWsite Apple https://fanlink.to/Ap…
 
The mitochondria are probably the most memorable lectures you've had in high school but did you know that it is more than just the powerhouse of the cell? In this episode, we will talk about mitochondria and their role in our body as well as the ways to improve them. Episode sponsor: careers.hcahealthcare.com/residency Cup of Nurses: https://fanlin…
 
As nurses, it is our job to take care of not only our patients but our finances as well. How are you handling your money? Are you planning to invest in something fruitful in the future? In this episode, we will talk about how to start financial planning and learn it from the expert himself, Aaron Fonseca. Join us as we learn about setting financial…
 
NEW YEAR, NEW GOALS. In this episode, we would like to talk about setting & measuring your goals in 2022. This is going to be a scientific guide to setting and achieving goals, inspired by the author James Clear of Atomic Habits. Who's ready to kill it this year? Cup of Nurses: https://fanlink.to/CONsite Frontline Warriors: https://fanlink.to/FWsit…
 
Are you a nurse looking into travel nursing or maybe plans to become one? If you are, then this video is for you. In this episode, we welcome our fellow nurses, Ryan Cogdill and Emily Cheng, talking about their experiences as travel nurses and as nurse entrepreneurs. Join us as we discuss the ups and downs of working in this nursing field, the role…
 
In this episode, we are going to talk about how to reduce stress. We are going to offer some tips and also talk about how oatmeal and tea might help you reduce stress. Stress is your mental and physical reaction to pressure from a certain situation. But remember not all stress is bad, certain stress helps you and gives you the strength to do more. …
 
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