Here in Nursing is a podcast from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for nurses and by nurses. We explore the topics important to nursing today from the perspectives of RNs, NPs and other advanced practice providers.
Healthcare Evidence for Everyone: How to use evidence for health and wellness decisions
Tune in as Dr. Jacqueline Hoying and Dr. Inga Zadvinskis, two leaders from The Ohio State University College of Nursing’s Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare, speak to how they and their colleagues assist the public in how to identify legitimate and credible information and evidence for health and wellness decisions. As leaders of the institute’s Community Core, they share more about what the core does, why it is important and how it connects with the greater community. Listeners will also hear about how easily myths and misinformation are spread, what health website or websites are recommend for consumers, and learn about ways to identify a trustworthy website for health information.
Cultural Diversity Committee: A response to the need for diversity and inclusion in the workplace (33)
In addition to caring for critical care patients on their unit, Kahlia Anderson and Philip Grudowski are also both members of their unit’s Cultural Diversity Committee. Listen in as they share about the committee’s involvement with diversity and inclusion both at Ohio State and on their unit and how that in turn has created a safe space to educate on diversity, equity, inclusion in the workplace.
EBP QuickStart: Why is evidence-based practice so important for nursing?
Holly Chignolli, associate director of nursing evidence-based practice and standards at OSU Wexner Medical Center, and Samantha Warren, staff nurses at Ohio State’s Ross Heart Hospital, join us for our ongoing series on evidence-based practice and the important role nurses play in using research and learnings to improve care and outcomes for both patients and clinicians. Tune in to listen more about the educational programs available at Ohio State to help nurses incorporate best practices into their everyday role at the bedside.
Being Your Own Nurse: How to Relieve Stress with a Self-Care Plan
Nursing has always been centered around patients and their families, but the pandemic shifted us to more of a public health focus. Listen in as one of Ohio State’s clinical nurse specialists outlines key interventions nurses and other healthcare workers can implement as part of a self-care plan: breathing, intentional conversation and movement. Tune in to learn more about how crucial it is to build these skills and sustain resilience as nurses and frontline healthcare workers around the globe continue to practice through this pandemic.
Sustainability: Two Nurses Fight Climate Change Where They Work
The recent UN Climate Change conference (COP26) brought health care’s role in reducing emissions to the mainstream for the first time. Clinicians may not always see their potential impact on sustainability in health care, but all team members can be a part of the movement to fight climate change where you work. Listen in as two of Ohio State’s nurses speak to a recent sustainability project where staff implemented the use of reusable tubs to decrease single-use plastic bag usage for patient belongings. Tune in to hear more about this project and programs are available Ohio State to help other nurses get involved with the fight against climate change.
Brief Emotional Support Team: Simply the BEST Healthcare Peer-Support Model
Since 2009, the Stress, Trauma and Resilience (STAR) program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center assists healthcare professionals through specialized training before traumatic exposure happens, and it provides direct, temporary emotional support to professionals when needed. Listeners will learn about STAR's Brief Emotional Support Team (BEST) program - the program introduces evidence-based techniques to equip professionals in effectively responding in a crisis while also engaging in skills that build resilience to cope with chronic exposure to stress. Tune in to hear more about how this peer-support model creates a culture of compassion and helps staff learn to care for each other in the demanding, difficult, harrowing and crucial work they do each day.