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Nurses on a mission to change the world. Welcome to the Cup of Nurses podcast, your source for current health news and hot nursing topics. This is the place where the rubber hits the road and things get real. We don’t sugarcoat information or gloss over tough issues. We face topics head-on, debate the subjects at hand and let you, our listeners, make your own decisions.

Cup Of Nurses Matt Solarczyk & Peter Findura

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 99 Ratings

Nurses on a mission to change the world. Welcome to the Cup of Nurses podcast, your source for current health news and hot nursing topics. This is the place where the rubber hits the road and things get real. We don’t sugarcoat information or gloss over tough issues. We face topics head-on, debate the subjects at hand and let you, our listeners, make your own decisions.

    First dayshift as a nurse of 2022 | Nurse Debriefing EP17

    First dayshift as a nurse of 2022 | Nurse Debriefing EP17

    As nurses, our lives will always be busy, but that doesn't mean we can't update you guys on what's happening with us. Speaking of updates, Peter is still a nurse in California, and I finally picked up a shift here in Illinois through an agency. It feels a little weird to get back on the job, not going to lie. But it's all good, and I am stoked to be back on board!

    For my first shift, I was assigned to the ICU. After two months of not working, the patient was in V-tach when I received the report. I also noticed that this hospital I'm currently assigned to doesn't have a supply room. Instead, they had open spaces down the center of the unit where you could grab your supplies. On top of that, charting was slightly different here as they use Cerner for documentation.

    Another thing I noticed during my shift was the communication. It was frustrating to go back and forth on the procedures that needed to be done for my patient. My patient was very sick. He came in with sepsis. had a CVA and was rule out for endocarditis. We can't do a TEE either, but after a while, he converted and went back to V-tach, so we needed to troubleshoot him. I talked to a cardiologist who ordered to cardiovert the patient and start lidocaine. But when I told Intensivist what the order was, he told me he doesn't do cardioversion and walked away.

    As nurses, we are always the "middle man" for everything, but if you are unsure what to do, it always helps to address the situation and see what is best for the patient. Watch the full debriefing video in this episode to learn more about what happened next!

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    EP 176: The Evolving Role of Forensic Nursing With Debra Holbrook

    EP 176: The Evolving Role of Forensic Nursing With Debra Holbrook

    A forensic nurse is a Registered or Advanced Practice Nurse with specific training and education. They specialize in caring for patients who experienced acute and long-term health issues related to victimization or violence and have unmet evidentiary needs relative to having been victimized or accused of victimization. Besides these skills, forensic nurses can also provide testimony and consultation for criminal or civil proceedings. In their evolving role, many viewed forensic nursing as a unique area of the nursing field. However, forensic nursing care is not separate and distinct from other forms of medical care but rather integrated into the overall care needs of individual patients. 

    In this Cup of Nurses episode, we welcome our guest Debra Holbrook. She is the Director of Forensic Nursing at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore and helps coordinate care for interpersonal violence victims in all Baltimore City hospitals. And if forensic nursing is something you have in mind, then this episode is for you. Join us as we discuss another informative topic that will surely ignite your passion for forensic nursing with your favorite, Cup of Nurses!☕☕

    Planning to be a forensic nurse? Check out the Academy of Forensic Nursing at https://www.goafn.org/. Academy of Forensic Nursing is a fantastic resource for nurses interested in free seminars on various forensic and trauma topics.

    #crimes #patientcare #forensics 



    (Timestamps)

    00:00 Introduction
    01:19 About the guest
    08:45 What are the flaws of our healthcare system
    13:31 What is an asylum case
    15:00 Where is the funding coming from
    16:43 Qualities of a forensic nurse
    18:48 Forensic nursing myth
    21:34 Reasons why victims are not reporting the crime
    24:10 The first thing a forensic nurse should do when dealing with a victim
    26:58 Very brutal and degrading crimes
    29:41 Advanced technology that helps solving crimes
    32:41 Alternate Light Source
    :36:49 What's next for Debb?
    38:12 Reasons why heinous crime exist
    44:22 Keeping work and life balanced
    47:27 Wrapping up the episode


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    EP 175: What is a Rapid Response Nurse With Sarah Lorenzini

    EP 175: What is a Rapid Response Nurse With Sarah Lorenzini

    A rapid response nurse or team provides critical care expertise to patients with imminent clinical deterioration. They are trained to act quickly and provide the needed treatment before a patient is transferred to the ICU, goes into cardiac arrest, or death. And if this is the kind of nursing field you are interested in working, this episode is for you. 

    Join us as we welcome our guest, Sarah Lorenzini, a Rapid Response Nurse, educator, and podcast host who teaches nurses how to respond to emergencies. She will give us an overview of rapid response nursing and the importance of working effectively under pressure. So, grab your favorite drink, sit back, share this video, and let's learn together in another fantastic episode of your favorite, Cup of Nurses! ☕☕ 

    #emergency #nursing #criticalthinking

    00:00 Introduction
    01:47 About the Guest
    04:55 Qualities of a Rapid Response Nurse
    07:34 ER vs ICU
    10:34 What does a Rapid Response Nurse shift look like?
    14:56 What nurse should do and know when having a patient
    20:50 The dynamics of taking care of the patient
    23:12 What does a Rapid Response Team compose of?
    26:54 What nurses should know before calling the rapid team
    31:42 How to overcome stress and panic in an emergency
    41:20 How to be confident and How to help build confidence to others
    48:40 Magnet-status hospitals
    50:07 Course for Rapid Response
    54:16 Wrapping up the episode


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    • 55 min
    Welcome To The Cup Of Nurses!

    Welcome To The Cup Of Nurses!

    Whether you’re interested in nursing as a career, are currently serving as a nurse, enrolled in nursing school or just interested in healthful living, we offer the news you need to stay informed about healthcare. We invite you to explore the world with us.

    Welcome to the Cup of Nurses podcast, your source for current health news and hot nursing topics. We are nurses on a mission to change the world. And changing the world starts with you. You are not just a nurse; you are not just a nursing student; you are a unique human being.

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    EP 174: Best Healthcare Coverage For Nurses With Zach Young

    EP 174: Best Healthcare Coverage For Nurses With Zach Young

    Do you have healthcare insurance? Do you know how to get one? If getting healthcare coverage isn't something you prioritize right now, then this episode will change your mind. Our jobs as healthcare providers often put us in risky and unpredictable situations. That said, finding a good insurance or healthcare policy that covers your health and medical services is necessary.

    In this episode, we introduce our guest, Zach Young. He is a health advisor helping traveling healthcare workers find affordable coverage. Catch more of Zach through his Instagram @youngz1220 or connect through his Facebook page here 👉 https://www.facebook.com/zachary.young.549.

    If you are ready to learn about healthcare coverage and insurance policies, join us, share this video, and click Subscribe for more content like this! Sit back and enjoy another fantastic episode from your favorite, Cup of Nurses! ☕☕

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    • 55 min
    EP 173: Determining Fluid Status in Patients

    EP 173: Determining Fluid Status in Patients

    Many hospitalized patients have impaired ability to regulate their hydration status. And when there is improper fluid management, this could lead to morbidity and mortality. It is also why the type and amount of fluid given to each patient are crucial. But how do you check your patient's fluid status?

    In this episode, we will discuss how to determine patient fluid volumes and the effects of overhydration (hypervolemia) and dehydration (hypovolemia). If you are a student or new nurse, learning about patient hydration status is essential. It might just save your patient's life someday. All that and more as we teach you valuable tips and correctly assess patients' fluid levels in this exciting episode of your favorite, Cup of Nurses! ☕☕

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Customer Reviews

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99 Ratings

99 Ratings

Val JL ,

New favorite podcast!

Literally how did I JUST find this podcast 😮 I can’t tell you how thankful I am for this show. I am new to the Neuro ICU and deal with pre-shift anxiety as there is just so much I don’t feel confident in. These topics are seriously helping me, making the pieces click, and helping my confidence. This show is making a difference, thank you ❤️

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Just found your podcast and has become my absolute favorite nursing podcast now. Thanks for the great work!

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I can’t stop listening

I’ve just discovered this podcast being a new grad nurse and I’m loving it ! Very entertaining and informative for me especially as a new grad, and real talk about many subjects related to nursing without any sugar coating which I like. I’ve learned so much and listen to Peter and Matt on most of my morning runs. I really like how they talk a lot about good health in general and lifestyle , makes it more relatable. Thanks guys keep it up ! Note: Peter talks too fast sometimes!😂

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