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Apr 27, 2017

Striking the balance between too much pain medicine and not enough can be tough for any nurse, let alone a brand new nurse. What throws a big wrench in everything is the fact that we, as a nation, are experiencing a very real and very devastating epidemic of opioid use and abuse.

Bedside nurses feel the brunt of this...

Apr 20, 2017

In this episode, we dive into 8 tips for success for newbies in the ICU! This episode is hosted by 3 CCRN nurses. We cover:

  • characteristics of the intensive care nurse
  • normal expectations
  • critical thinking
  • communication
  • and more!

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Apr 13, 2017

We continue our journey through neurocritical care nursing! This episode discusses some important meds (mannitol, hypertonic saline), different kinds of monitoring (ICP), diagnostics (CTA, MRI), and surgeries (craniotomies) that are pertinent to the neurocritical care patient. This episode is hosted by...

Apr 6, 2017

This episode discusses a few disease processes that are typically seen by the neuro ICU nurse as well as a neuro floor. We chat about subdural hematomas, epidural hematomas, seizures, brain tumors, and diffuse axonal injury. And as always, this episode is hosted by three neuro ICU nurses!

Show notes are located here: