As a patient, family member, or nurse, you may have visited an ICU. Now you have the opportunity to experience the drama of this environment as described by a nurse who works there. Amy McCutcheon, who is both an LNC and a critical care nurse, recounts some of the conditions and circumstances that make the […]
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One of the most important questions for an LNC is: “How do I start/build my practice?” Valerie Lane, who has been a LNC since 2007, describes the step-by-step process that has built her successful career. Her career path began with being a flight attendant. After careful research and consideration, she moved on to nursing. Following […]
This podcast may challenge everything you ever learned about pre- and post-surgical protocols. Michelle Gaines, a highly-experienced nurse anesthesiologist, explains the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocols (hence to be called ERAS).
The new protocols allow people with eligible medical conditions to have clear liquids up to…
You pick up the phone, and an angry attorney starts shouting about his bill or an expert witness report, or something else that has his blood boiling? How can you defuse him? How can you turn an “I lose you lose” situation into a mutual win?
This area is Steve Catchick’s specialty, and he joins us in a podcast that you’ll want to listen to and/or read more than once.
Steve uses an acronym, BREAD: Behavior, Rapport, Empathy, Assertiveness, and Detachment. He thoroughly describes each of these terms, with specific examples of how to achieve them.
In terms of drugs, the world of anesthesiology can be mystifying to the outside world. Michelle Gaines, an expert nurse anesthesiologist, breaks down different aspect of drug use in anesthesiology, from legal to illegal. She explains the delicacy of mixing drugs to bring a patient out of anesthesia and explains while, though it is rare, […]