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Aromatherapy at the Bedside with Nurse Margo

This week Adrianne chats with Nurse Margo about aromatherapy use at the bedside, specifically in palliative and end-of-life care. They discuss how aromatherapy is used in the hospital setting, as well as how Margo approached this evidence-based project, and how she helped improve essential oil use on the unit. The moral of Margo’s story however, is that any nurse, regardless of years of experience, can impact bedside practice and contribute in meaningful ways.

A Travel Nurse & Her Adventure Muppet: Pt 2

This week we dive back into Adrianne’s marathon call with her good friend and travel nurse Lindsay Dingbaum. Since they can get their gab on like pros, they covered a LOT of information like...

-The multifaceted nature of a nurse's emotions
-Advice for new travelers
-Narcotics and end-of-life-care: a nurse's discomfort
-Dealing with undesirable assignments
-Getting used to a new place as a traveler
-Designer scrubs (yes, they go there again)

...and a million other little things on their minds. 

Talking with a Medical Examiner Investigator Pt. 2

I think part two of my talk with Dorothy is as profound as it is irreverent. Dorothy explains how people die as they lived and we ponder elements of 'a good death'. We absolutely must address the need for a morbid sense of humor in high-stress, high-trauma fields, as evidenced by almost every joke we crack. Then we dig deeper into her work as a medical examiner investigator and explore the classification system used to document death by the Medical Examiner.

Calling Patients Wrong Names, Relationships with Management, and Report Styles

In this conversation between Adrianne and old pal Andrew Craig they topic-hop, as usual. They discuss the horrors of calling a patient by the wrong name, more comparisons between day and night shift (since Andrew has officially been working days), relationships with management, and personal preferences in getting and giving report. If you've been paying attention, you will also know that they talk about a hundred other little things along the way.