70 episodes

Welcome to the Chief Complaint podcast, a show about all things nursing. Join nursing student Zach and experienced RN LJ as they give you the low down on patient care, nursing practice, and professional issues. Tune in each week on Friday for new episodes! If you have a question you'd like us to answer on the air, or just want to get in touch, send us an email at chiefcomplaintpod@gmail.com or tweet at us @ChiefPod. Talk to you soon and, as always, be sure to take care of yourselves, and take care of somebody else.

Chief Complaint Podcast Zach Sielaff

    • Science
    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

Welcome to the Chief Complaint podcast, a show about all things nursing. Join nursing student Zach and experienced RN LJ as they give you the low down on patient care, nursing practice, and professional issues. Tune in each week on Friday for new episodes! If you have a question you'd like us to answer on the air, or just want to get in touch, send us an email at chiefcomplaintpod@gmail.com or tweet at us @ChiefPod. Talk to you soon and, as always, be sure to take care of yourselves, and take care of somebody else.

    CC:64 - Staffing Ratios, COVID Vaccine, Nursing Questions

    CC:64 - Staffing Ratios, COVID Vaccine, Nursing Questions

    Episode 64 is here! Zach and LJ get back together to talk about nurse staffing ratios and what they mean, the COVID vaccine and its rollout and adoption, and finally they ask each some questions about nursing itself. Enjoy!

    Music:
    You're There by The Mini Vandals
    All Night by Ikson

    • 1 hr 1 min
    CC: 63 - Travelling when COVID-19 is severe

    CC: 63 - Travelling when COVID-19 is severe

    Episode 63 is (finally) here! After a long, long time away, LJ and Zach are back with an episode discussing LJ's recent travel assignment out west, and they're joined by returning guest Beth! This is a long and free-form discussion of everything that goes along with working at a place that has many, many sick COVID-19 patients, we hope you enjoy it. Stay tuned for the final segment in which Beth and LJ guess the names of...snow plows? Enjoy!

    Music:
    You're There by The Mini Vandals
    All Night by Ikson

    • 1 hr 4 min
    CC: 62 - COVID surge, Special Guest Ajin on working in the OR

    CC: 62 - COVID surge, Special Guest Ajin on working in the OR

    Episode 62 is here! Apologies that episode 61 never came around, there was an audio issue that couldn't be resolved. Today, Zach and LJ discuss the surge in COVID cases and what it means for hospitals and the people that work in them. Then, LJ interviews special guest Ajin about what it's like be an RN in the OR. Finally, Zach and LJ give each other questions from the Certified Perioperative Nurse exam. Can they join Ajin in the OR? Stay tuned to find out!

    Links:
    Grand Forks Herald - COVID surge: https://www.grandforksherald.com/newsmd/coronavirus/6753876-With-North-Dakota-hospitals-at-100-capacity-Burgum-announces-COVID-positive-nurses-can-stay-at-work

    Music:
    You're There by The Mini Vandals
    All Night by Ikson

    • 56 min
    CC: 60 - New nurse Kealie one year later, Ethics in communication

    CC: 60 - New nurse Kealie one year later, Ethics in communication

    Episode 60 is here! Today Zach and LJ are joined by Kealie for her second appearance. Kealie came on the show back on episode 17 to talk about being a new nurse, and she's back to talk about what her career is like one year later. Then the gang discusses ethics in communicating with patients, loved ones, and colleagues. Finally, a new segment to replace Zach takes the NCLEX is unveiled. Enjoy!

    Music:
    You're There by The Mini Vandals
    All Night by Ikson

    • 49 min
    CC: 59 - Hospital Color Codes, Hospital Awards

    CC: 59 - Hospital Color Codes, Hospital Awards

    Episode 59 is here! Today LJ and Zach have a short, light-hearted episode for you, they talk about hospital color codes (what is a code brown? the answer may surprise you!) and then hospital awards. They'll be debuting a new segment next week to replace Zach takes the NCLEX, enjoy!

    Music:
    You're There by The Mini Vandals
    All Night by Ikson

    • 26 min
    CC: 58 - Massive Transfusion, Ethics w/ law enforcement, NCLEX oddities

    CC: 58 - Massive Transfusion, Ethics w/ law enforcement, NCLEX oddities

    Episode 58 is here! Today LJ and Zach get together to discuss massive transfusion protocols, an explosive story about ICE abuses and the ethical issues surrounding working with law enforcement, as well as some of the stranger aspects of the NCLEX. Enjoy!

    Links:
    BBC ICE Story: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54160638
    David Eckert: https://www.cnn.com/2014/01/16/justice/new-mexico-search-settlement/index.html
    ACEP: https://www.acepnow.com/article/must-emergency-physician-comply-body-cavity-search-warrant/?singlepage=1&theme=print-friendly
    ANA Ethics: https://www.nursingworld.org/coe-view-only

    Music:
    You're There by The Mini Vandals
    All Night by Ikson

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

mmr1187 ,

A++

Great podcast! Great hosts, awesome guests, engaging discussions.

Axelrod76 ,

One of my favorite podcasts!

Zach and LJ sound like people I’d love to work with. They also sound like they are great nurses (or almost-nurses). This podcast is wonderful to listen to while driving. I’ve recommended it to several of our nursing students who have long drives to school.

Congratulations on your graduation Zach! Good luck on NCLEX too, although luck has nothing to do with it. You’re ready!

Retired ER Doc ,

Well done Zach & LJ

Very well done and enjoyable pod. The discussion is appropriately based on facts and experience and the banter is fun and always adds to the subject. Not for nothin’ but the sound quality and mixing is really nicely done as well. I listen to all sorts of podcasts and never miss this one.

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