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Get useful tips, clinical wisdom, nursing inspiration and exploration of key topics from straightanursingstudent.com. Join Nurse Mo to learn about a wide range of topics ranging from the basics of nursing care to complicated cases seen in the ICU.

    Five attitude adjustments to make for nursing school: Episode 85

    Five attitude adjustments to make for nursing school: Episode 85

    Even the most successful pre-nursing students can find themselves blindsided by the realities of nursing school. In this podcast episode, Nurse Mo talks you through five attitude adjustments to make that will help you make the successful transition from pre-nursing student to nursing school rockstar! 











    Show notes are here: https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/do-you-have-the-right-attitude-for-nursing-school/







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    • 24 min
    Corticosteroids and nursing interventions: Episode 84

    Corticosteroids and nursing interventions: Episode 84

    One of the most common medication classes you'll encounter in nursing is corticosteroids. They are used to treat a variety of conditions and come with unique side effects and dosing schedules. In this podcast episode you'll learn:











    * What are corticosteroids?* Conditions treated by corticosteroid therapy* The risks of using long-term corticosteroids* The many formulations that corticosteroids come in* Side effects of corticosteroids* How a patient stops taking corticosteroids* Nursing care plan components including diagnoses, interventions and expected outcomes







    Show notes and references can be found here: https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/focus-on-pharm-corticosteroids/







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    • 33 min
    Ventilators for nursing students: Episode 83

    Ventilators for nursing students: Episode 83

    Mechanical ventilators are complex pieces of equipment that respiratory therapists study for years to master. As a nursing student, or new nurse, it's easy to feel intimidated by the many components, alarms, dials and displays. In this podcast episode, Nurse Mo talks you through the basics of ventilators for nursing students, giving you the foundation knowledge you need to thrive in the critical care environment. You'll learn:











    * Key concepts related to mechanical ventilation* Ventilator anatomy* Ventilator settings (FiO2, PEEP and rate)* Mechanical ventilator modes* Two ventilator alarms you MUST always be aware of







    Show notes and references can be found here: www.straightanursingstudent.com/ventilator-basics

    • 36 min
    Mastering the head-to-toe assessment: Episode 82

    Mastering the head-to-toe assessment: Episode 82

    One of the most difficult and intimidating skills you will need to master early on in your nursing education is the full head-to-toe-assessment. In this episode, Nurse Mo walks you through a standard assessment and tips on how to prepare for your skills check-off.



    If your school has not provided you with a full listing of the components of your assessment, download the cheatsheet at www.straightanursingstudent.com/podcast82, edit to add any details relevant to your program and practice, practice, practice! You’ve got this!

    • 42 min
    Diving into schizophrenia: Episode 81

    Diving into schizophrenia: Episode 81

    In this week’s podcast we’ll be diving into schizophrenia, a psychiatric disorder that can have debilitating effects. It’s a complicated type of psychosis that has four subsets, each with its own unique profile. In this episode you’ll learn: 











    * The four subsets of schizophrenia and the signs/symptoms of each* The four categories of schizophrenia symptoms, including positive and negative* How to identify disorganized speech and disorganized thinking* How to differentiate between types of “negative symptoms”* The common types of delusions you’ll see in schizophrenia* The different types of hallucinations your patient could have* How schizophrenia is treated* How to communicate with a patient who has schizophrenia







    Enjoy! References can be found here: https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/schizophrenia/







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    • 30 min
    Why keeping a clinical journal is a genius idea: Episode 80

    Why keeping a clinical journal is a genius idea: Episode 80

    In a job with a steep learning curve and many opportunities to learn from experience, a clinical journal can help you in so many ways. In this episode we’ll talk through all the ways a clinical journal can help you:











    * Debrief after clinical. This will help you learn from past experiences, which is a critical skill for any nursing student or nurse* Identify your current goals and track your progress* Monitor how satisfied you are with your current situation* Develop communication strategies* Manage work or school-related stress* Stay focused on your “why”* Define your career pathway







    Of all these reasons, using a journal as a way to debrief after clinical is one of THE most valuable things you can do as a student or new nurse. Lucky you, I’ve developed a debrief form that you can download from the blog post: https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/clinical-journal/







    Enjoy! Looking for the references? Here they are: https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/clinical-journal/.







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    • 27 min

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Amazing work

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