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Nursing Uncensored is a series of conversations hosted by Adrianne Behning RN. This podcast opens up frank discussions about everything on the minds of nurses.
This is a space meant to create laughter in addition to serious conversations about the joys and challenges of living life as an American nurse.
Nursing Uncensored strives to provide education and advocacy through storytelling, experience sharing, and humorous reflection.
Our strong, and at times, inappropriate, opinions are entirely our own and do not represent those of our employers, schools or professional associations.
Listen in on our phone calls, but tender ears beware.
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Nursing Uncensored is a series of conversations hosted by Adrianne Behning RN. This podcast opens up frank discussions about everything on the minds of nurses.
This is a space meant to create laughter in addition to serious conversations about the joys and challenges of living life as an American nurse.
Nursing Uncensored strives to provide education and advocacy through storytelling, experience sharing, and humorous reflection.
Our strong, and at times, inappropriate, opinions are entirely our own and do not represent those of our employers, schools or professional associations.
Listen in on our phone calls, but tender ears beware.
NSFW.
We respect HIPAA at all times.

    The Life of a Nurse Anesthetist with Jenny Finnell CRNA

    The Life of a Nurse Anesthetist with Jenny Finnell CRNA

    In this episode, Adrianne dives into what it takes to be a CRNA with a nurse who's done it, Jenny Finnell. Jenny is also the owner and founder of CRNA School Prep Academy. This episode covers all the down and dirty of becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, you know, one of the angels who keep us asleep during surgery and other procedures.

    They cover all the places you might find a CRNA, the educational path, as well as some tips for successfully getting through clinical work. They cover the perks and challenges of this rewarding career as well as how you can learn more about this specialty through Jenny's Facebook group, I.C.U. Dreaming of Anesthesia.

    Check out these resources if you'd like to learn more.
    Facebook group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/I.C.U.DreamingAboutAnesthesia/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

    CRNA School Prep Academy
    https://crnaschoolprepacademy.com/?mepr-unauth-page=493&redirect_to=%2F
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    Playdate - The Great North Sound Society
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    Nurse Hack 4 Health with Rebecca Love and Lynda Benton

    Nurse Hack 4 Health with Rebecca Love and Lynda Benton

    Imagine groups of nurses and other healthcare professionals from across the country coming together to brainstorm solutions to current problems in healthcare. This episode dives into this exciting event, the Virtual Nurse Hack 4 Health.

    Johnson & Johnson Nursing and SONSIEL, with others, co-sponsored this online event that brought more than 500 nurses, health professionals, and tech experts together to brainstorm solutions to problems presented by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

    Adrianne welcomes special guests, Rebecca Love, nurse and President of the Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs & Leaders (SONSIEL), and Lynda Benton, Senior Director of Global Corporate Equity with Johnson & Johnson Nursing. The trio discusses the origin and mission of the Hackathon, what the weekend looked like for participants, and some of the exciting ideas and innovations shared.

    Johnson & Johnson Nursing states it perfectly: “Given nurses’ proximity to patients, their vantage point has proven time and again to be one of the greatest sources of clinical innovation—and the global nurse response to the far-reaching novel coronavirus has been no exception.” Enjoy this inspiring discussion on innovation and collaboration and learn how you can be a part of the next Nurse Hack 4 Health.

    If you’d like to learn more, please check out the links below.
    https://nursehack4health.org/

    https://www.sonsiel.org/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfvonK6HSfA

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    Dark Humor in Nursing with Q the Nurse

    Dark Humor in Nursing with Q the Nurse

    In this episode, Q is back to talk with Adrianne about humor in nursing. They talk about how humor functions as a coping mechanism among nurses, the unspoken rules and boundaries, and research on how patients view humor in the medical setting. Adrianne and Q share personal experiences as well as some newspaper and journal articles which you can find below.


    Nurses Make Fun of Their Dying Patients. That’s Okay.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2015/04/13/18ecc874-d309-11e4-ab77-9646eea6a4c7_story.html

    Nursing Humor - No Kidding
    https://www.florence-health.com/lifestyle/_registered-nurse/nursing-humor-no-kidding/

    The Acceptability of Humor Between Palliative Care Patients and Health Care Providers
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24490909/
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    Goat - Wayne Jones
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    • 51 min
    Covid-19 & Nursing, the Shortage, and Free CEs with Iman Abuzeid, MD of Incredible Health

    Covid-19 & Nursing, the Shortage, and Free CEs with Iman Abuzeid, MD of Incredible Health

    In this episode, Adrianne welcomes Dr. Iman Abuzeid, CEO and co-founder of Incredible Health, a career marketplace for connecting hospitals to nursing talent.

    They cover a variety of topics including the worsening nursing shortage in which we are expected to be 1 million nurses short by 2024, hiring demand and the problems with the antiquated system nurses use to apply to jobs, and how COVID-19 is affecting nurses. Incredible Health is seeing a 10-15% increase in demand from hospitals on their platform looking to hire, this is specifically occurring in urban areas like SF and NYC where there are large clusters of COVID-19 outbreaks.

    Incredible Health recently announced results from the platform’s study of COVID-19’s impact on the nursing landscape and hospitals. Incredible Health collected data from nurses and mined its own proprietary data for hiring trends across hospitals during March and April. The full survey report is attached and you can view it here. Top findings include:

    Almost two-thirds (62%) of nurse respondents said their facility does not have the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to properly protect themselves from COVID-19

    A strong majority of nurses (59%) said they do not feel adequately supported by their facility to deal with the added stress of COVID-19

    Only 2% of nurse respondents said their facility was “very prepared” to deal with COVID-19

    Twice as many emergency department (ED) nurses were hired on Incredible Health in March compared to January and February, and 50% more ICU nurses were hired during that same timeframe, compared to roles in other departments such as the operating room (OR) and labor and delivery (L&D)

    Speed to hire increased by 24%, going from 25 days in January and February to 19 days in March because of the immediate need for ED and ICU nurses. The national average is 90 days to hire; whereas Incredible Health generally guarantees clients speed to hire in under 30 days.

    In addition to discussing the company’s platform in which hospitals “shop” for nurses, they discuss how they recently launched a first-of-its-kind, free program that offers free continuing education to help all nurses obtain or renew licenses required to practice.

    Access Incredible Health on iOS, Android, and on the web at www.incrediblehealth.com

    *This episode is not sponsored by Incredible Health, Adrianne just really likes this company and what they’re doing for nurses across the country.

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    Lightning Bug - Geographer

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    • 48 min
    COVID-19 and the Navajo Nation with Dr. Loreen Curley, DNP, ARNP

    COVID-19 and the Navajo Nation with Dr. Loreen Curley, DNP, ARNP

    In this episode, Adrianne welcomes Nurse Practitioner Dr. Loreen Curley. She comes with an important message about the effect COVID is having upon her community, the Navajo Nation.

    They discuss the location and history of the Nation, why the Dine people have been so disproportionately affected by this pandemic, and what can be done to help. Please see the links below for more information and ways to help fight this battle.

    Take Action - Please Donate Now!

    Navajo Nation Department of Health COVID-19 Relief Fund
    http://www.nndoh.org/donate.html
    Please follow this link for a list of supplies being requested.

    GoFundMe! For Navajo and Tribal Clinical Relief Support
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/southwest-tribes-covid19-relief?fbclid=IwAR2Hra7we114YzEu6UTjZmSi99ZLJgr4ow3zbskLvWvQVg0mo7mc-w4lVOo

    More Information
    Follow this link to learn how to wash your hands with a container instead of running water:
    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/04/handwashing-coronavirus-who-advice-tippy-tap-pandemic-covid-19/

    https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/coronavirus-batters-navajo-nation-it-s-about-get-worse-n1187501

    -the Navajo Nation, which sprawls across three states, had 1,197 positive coronavirus cases. It has a per capita infection rate 10 times higher than that of neighboring Arizona and the third-highest infection rate in the country behind those of New York and New Jersey. Forty-four people have died, more than in 14 other states.

    -During the H1N1 flu epidemic in 2009, Native Americans died at four to five times the rate of other Americans.

    -When combined with the comorbidities, or pre-existing conditions, that already plague the Navajo Nation — like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity — public health experts worry that difficulty accessing basic needs like food and water is going to compound the crisis.

    If you would like to contact Dr Curley, please send an email to nursinguncensoredpodcast@gmail.com with the subject line “Dr Curley and the NN”

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    Species by Diamon Ortiz

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    • 51 min
    Being a Nurse with Bipolar Disorder: Chatting with Nurse Chelsea

    Being a Nurse with Bipolar Disorder: Chatting with Nurse Chelsea

    Today Adrianne talks with Chelsea, a woman generous enough to talk openly and candidly about her experiences as a nurse living with bipolar disorder. They discuss what bipolar disorder is and how it can present differently in people. Chelsea talks about her nursing journey and gives her insights on challenges she’s faced and ways to maximize health with this diagnosis. They also offer up some online resources if you’re interested in learning more about this topic.

    Thanks again to Chelsea for being so willing to share her personal experiences with all of us!

    If you’d like to see the video about bipolar disorder Adrianne mentions in the episode you can find it here:

    https://youtu.be/O8N_mRPo2gc

    You can also check out DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) for information and online support groups.

    https://www.dbsalliance.org/

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    Sunshine Samba - Chris Haugen

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    • 52 min

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