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Night Shift Myths: Throwback Episode ft. Andrew Craig

Night Shift Myths: Throwback Episode ft. Andrew Craig

Andrew and Adrianne talk about common myths held about nurses working the night shift. Night nurses can’t help but cringe when folks say to us “you must love how quiet night shift is, with all the patients sleeping”. Um, not exactly.

The Poopisode ft. Craig of Keep It Real RN

The Poopisode ft. Craig of Keep It Real RN

By poopular demand, Adrianne and Craig bring you the long-awaited episode on an inevitability of bedside nursing: cleaning up poop.

This discussion is not for the weak-stomached, but if you appreciate some good poop puns, turd tales and fecal follies you're in for a treat.

Dan DiMonte: The Kitchen Table Sessions @ NUHQ: Pt. 3

Dan DiMonte: The Kitchen Table Sessions @ NUHQ: Pt. 3

This is the third installment In the longest three-part special ever. Adrianne and Dan finish their drinks and this conversation that, in real time, was almost 4 hours long. We’ve distilled it down as much as we can with any talk we have…not much.

Dan DiMonte: The Kitchen Table Sessions @ NUHQ: Pt 2

Dan DiMonte: The Kitchen Table Sessions @ NUHQ: Pt 2

In this episode, we get back to my conversation with Dan DiMonte, travel-nurse-turned-per-diem-nurse, about loads of things. We topic-hop and touch on Dan's desire for roots, staffing ratios and union issues, premium healthcare, and poisoning the well during patient report.

Where the *Bleep* has Adrianne Been?

Where the *Bleep* has Adrianne Been?

Adrianne is back with a quick update on all the behind-the-scenes happenings that have kept her away from the mic the last several weeks. Listen in as she talks about her Fall Prevention and Community Health Practicum and gives you helpful safety-related gift ideas for your older loved ones. Adrianne also describes her most recent paper-writing process.

Dorothy the Medical Examiner Investigator Returns

Dorothy the Medical Examiner Investigator Returns

Adrianne invited back Dorothy, Medical Examiner Investigator to talk about her job in greater detail. She walks us through her role in both a hospital death and a community death investigation.

Must-have iOS Apps for Nurses & Nursing Students: Pt 1

Must-have iOS Apps for Nurses & Nursing Students: Pt 1

In this episode, Adrianne talks about:
1.Passy-Muir TrachTools
2. O2 Calculator
3. ScrubCheats
4. NRSNG Clinical Library
5. IBM Micromedex Drug Info
6. IBM Micromedex IV Drug Compatibility
7. IVCalc
8. Omnimedex
9. Quizlet

LPN to DNP: the Story of Nurse Lo

LPN to DNP: the Story of Nurse Lo

This week Adrianne wakes her friend, night nurse and Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nurse Lo from her slumber to bring you the dish on the DNP life. They cover a lot of ground including the trajectory of Lo's career from LPN straight through to DNP with no breaks. She also talks about what it's like to do it all as a mom. 

A Travel Nurse & Her Adventure Muppet: Part 1

A Travel Nurse & Her Adventure Muppet: Part 1

This week you're dropping in on the conversation Adrianne had with her old pal Lindsay, a traveling nurse and cool human that she can literally talk to for hours and hours on end. They cover many topics in this episode including how Lindsay caught the travel bug, weighing the pros and cons of different contracts and locations, her adventure dog, licensing for travelers, and getting tricked into wiping butts of patients who really can do it themselves.

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

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.  

Dan DiMonte Returns Pt 2: Perks of Nurse Schedules, Oversaturation of Travelers and Special Connections with Patients.

After editing their 3+ hour cross-country conversation, we've got 45 more delightful minutes with MRC friend and travel nurse, Dan DiMonte. In the second part of this conversation, Adrianne and Dan discuss:

*the scheduling perks of working as a per diem nurse
*the oversaturation of travel nurses in some places
*Adrianne's thoughts on her first experience as a New Hire Preceptor
*how nursing is helping Dan chase his musical dreams
*special connections with patients

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Dan DiMonte Returns Pt 1: Pondering Medical TV Shows, Indwelling Catheter Alternatives, and Musical Interludes

Travel nurse Dan DiMonte returns for the longest recording in MRC history (don't worry, we've distilled it down to the best parts). Adrianne and Dan sit down for a morning chat and chai which turned into afternoon tea. In part 1, they discuss a wide range of topics including:
*the automation of nursing
*indwelling catheter alternatives
*Dan takes a terrible patient assignment
*the effects of Med TV shows on patient perceptions
*shitty trash cans
and Dan may have accidentally created the new talent portion of the show.

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Designer Scrubs, Favorite tools, Poop, Drug Diversion, and more...

Andrew is back from his internet hiatus to join Adrianne for a discussion that is as all over the place as a confused patient in a low bed. They topic hop from designer scrubs and the social and professional implications, their favorite tools on the unit, plans for a poop-tastic future episode and the ever-serious topic of drug diversion by nurses. They also talk about a bunch of other miscellaneous things on their minds despite the internet cutting out a few times (yes, we're still DIY with WiFi). 

 

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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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Allison's Vertigo and Getting into Nursing School

While the process of getting accepted into a nursing program is enough to make your head spin, the vertigo in this episode is unrelated to the school acceptance letter. Join Adrianne as she meets up again with her friend, Allison, about getting accepted into her desired program. The whole time, Allison's room is spinning, so many thanks to her for putting up with this podcast nonsense again. 

Go back to hear her MRC debut in the episodes Adventures of a Proto-Nurse 1 & 2.

 

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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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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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Ashley Hay: Musings on Adventure, Self-Confidence and Fuzzy Slippers

Welcome back, nurses, students, and innocent bystanders! It's been too long.

In episode 18, Adrianne is joined by nurse and writer, Ashley Hay. In this conversation, they explore the adventurous nature of nursing, the delicate sci-fi ballet of proton therapy, beginning and maintaining a writing career, and keeping the focus on self-care while caring for everyone else. Most shocking, Adrianne manages to go an entire hour without cursing. It's an early holiday miracle!

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You can also find Ashley's work on All Nurses:
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Thanks again to Ashley for joining us on Med Room Chronicles.

 

 

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