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Guardians of Sleep

A technology revolution occurred in the NUHQ with the purchase of a new mic. The Blue Yeti isn't a sponsor, but boy was Adrianne excited to brag about it this week.

This episode is all about the most (debatably) precious commodity in the hospital...sleep. How do we destroy it and how do we protect it? Listen in for some tips on how to assess and improve the noise and sleep disruptions on your unit and in your patients' rooms. 

After you listen, hit the comments with your best Sleep Guardian tips, or tell us what disruptions you wish you could fix, but don't know how.

 

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Keeping Your Cool Walking into a Sh!tshow Shift

Adrianne is back with her second solo-episode to bring you her top 5 tips for walking into a shift that can only be described as a shitshow. You know the ones we mean, where you're behind before you clock in, the call lights are non-stop and you may never get to pee again. 

What are your secrets? Adrianne wants to hear your tips for keeping Zen when you know the 12-hours ahead of you are going to test your patience, endurance and sanity.

 

 

 

A Peek at Quality Improvement

This week, MRC is keeping it short and simple since Adrianne is flying solo on the mic. She's going to do her best to give you a peek into the Quality Improvement Project she's just started working on, and attempt to give you some helpful hints she's only recently figured out. Join in the conversation - are you new to the world of QI or is this old hat for you?

 

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Malpractice, Ebola and Picketing, Oh MY!

This week, Adrianne and Andrew give their two cents on nurses carrying malpractice insurance, crossing picket lines to go to work, Andrew admits he'd jet at the first sign of a storm with a human name, and Adrianne describes the creative, yet disgusting off-label uses for a Yankauer. 

All this and more, as these two nurses attempt to string their stream of conscious thought into a cohesive work of podcast art.

 

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Chatting with an ICU/SWOT nurse, Anna: Pt. 2

Adrianne is back with part 2 of her chat with Anna, an ICU and SWOT (Service Without Territory) nurse. In this episode, they talk about being a nurse and a new mom, handling death in the ICU, pregnant nurses and isolated patients, how to spot a seasoned nurse, and more. If you missed part 1, go back and catch up, we'll be right here waiting for you...

 

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Nurses, Tattoos, Smoking & IV Fluid Shortage

Adrianne and Andrew are talking tattoos, marijuana, IV fluid shortages and body waxing in the first episode of 2018! Season 2 is guaranteed to be interesting and hilarious as MRC digs deeper into the minds of nurses. Join your favorite long-winded nurses for more stories, anecdotes and food for thought.

 

 

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Fan Mail Pt. 2: Nursing Forums, Getting "Unstuck" and Talking to Bosses

Weeee'reeee back with part 2, answering a list of listener questions, but for the second half, we'll be doing things more rapid-fire style. Well, rapid-fire for us, which still makes for a long episode.

We talk about how to get "unstuck" from a job, how to deal with bosses of all kinds, and much more.

We also want to thank allnurses.com for being such a great resource for nurses at all points on the career path. We talk about our real-life involvement with the site and dream of having some postings of our own someday.

Go check it out - fall down the nursing rabbit hole with us.....from CNAs, to students to RNs to advanced degree nurses, they're all there talking things over.

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Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing: Theory and Application
By Bessie L. Marquis RN CNAA MSN, Carol J. Huston MSN MPA DPA

Fan Mail Pt. 1: Confidence (or lack of), hospital beds, languages, and pulmonary toileting

Hey guys, we got fan mail! Tabitha reached out with a few topics she wanted to hear us talk about, and we sure as hell did. Two hours worth! You get one hour this week and one hour next week, so don't go anywhere.

Also, we recorded this episode on the fly while Andrew was travelling - he was awesome enough to go to the big box store and buy a headset at 5am so we could do this. That's dedication.

That said - be kind, the audio quality at times reflects the fact that we pulled this  'ish" together before the sun was up. Sorry for the pops and crackles, but like I've said before, this is real life, y'all.

Listen in as we talk about a million things like confidence (or lack of), hospital beds, languages, pulmonary toileting, and lots of stuff in between.

Come back next week for part 2!

 

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10 Tips for Successful Nursing Students: NU Quickie #1

Adrianne hopped on the mic in the middle of the night to bring you this Nursing Uncensored Quickie of her top 10 tips for making yourself a better nursing student. These aren't the only things that will keep you afloat as we head into another semester, but they are Adrianne's most helpful, off-the-beaten-path pointers.

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