An educational podcast for new nurses in the Emergency Department, or those who want to know if Emergency Nursing might be right for them.
Episode 09 – 10 Reasons NOT to be an ED Nurse
I love this profession, but not everything about it is puppies and rainbows. In this episode, I give you 10 reasons you may not want to pursue a career in an emergency department. Unless the reasons get you excited. Then you should totally do it!
Episode 08 – Harder and Harder to Breathe
This episode covers positive pressure ventilation – both invasive and non-invasive, discusses what reasons we may see that use positive pressure to help our patients, and some troubleshooting for ventilators. Patients who are short of breath will be a daily problem that you will encounter, and this gives you the low-down on the aggressive treatments!
Episode 07 – I Wanna Be Sedated
After a way-too-long hiatus, I’m back! This episode discusses the state of the podcast, where it’s going in the future, and covering drugs used around rapid sequence intubation. Thank you to everyone who has sent me messages, I feel honored to be a small part of this community!
Episode 06 – Chief Complaint Series – Headache
Today’s episode will guide you through the sea of headache patients in the Emergency Room. From a simple tension headache to a subarachnoid hemorrhage, this podcast will cover your important assessments, treatments, and supportive interventions. You can’t miss this episode if you want to know how to do a good neuro assessment in the ED! www.edcrashcart.com
Episode 05 – Sepsis – I’ve Got a Fever, and the Only Prescription is EGDT
In this episode I talk about why we need to care about sepsis, how we diagnose it, how we treat it, what it’s doing to our patients, and why EGDT (early goal directed therapy) is the best thing you can do to decrease mortality. As a bonus, learn about some receptor sites and hear a […]
Episode 04 – Acid Base and DKA
This episode covers interpreting a blood gas, as well as goes more in depth on acid base (though not too in depth) and then applies the discussed topics to a patient in DKA, one of the most common metabolic disorders you will see in the ED. www.edcrashcart.com