Brought to you by the National Association of Neonatal Nurses, NANNcast will provide listeners with advice, tips, and expertise to better inform neonatal nurses, industry partners, and families of NICU patients.
Incivility and Bullying in the NICU
Nurses are known to be compassionate, caring, and committed to their patients. These same nurses can sometimes be harsh and uncaring toward their colleagues. In this episode, Jill and Beth Bolick address incivility and bullying in the NICU. Beth, Professor at Rush University Medical Center College of Nursing, is a national speaker on the topic of bullying and incivility. There are a variety of ways incivility and bullying seep into the NICU - from gossip, teasing, eye-rolling, withholding business information, to even physical altercations. Beth and Jill dive into how bullying goes beyond the dyad of just two colleagues and impacts your entire unit and even direct patient care. Listen in to learn more about how to create a unit that is more civil and welcoming to colleagues and patient families alike.
Visit http://stopbullyingtoolkit.org/ for some of the free resources Beth discusses.
Nurse Scientists: Bedside Nurses – A Catalyst for Change
In this installment of Nurse Scientists, Jill, Media, and Tiffany speak with Leslie Parker on the vital role of bedside nurses in areas of research. Leslie is chair of NANN’s Research Institute Steering Council (RISC), a NNP at UF Health, and an assistant professor at the College of Nursing and College of Medicine at the University of Florida. Together Jill, Media, Tiffany, and Leslie dive into how integral bedside nurses are to neonatal research and driving change within the profession. Listeners will learn more about the importance of starting research, the resources NANN has to help, and the inspiring research Leslie is conducting.
Surgical Anomalies in Neonates
Every NICU nurse will encounter a newborn or infant with complex surgical anomalies. Understanding the unique needs of surgical neonates is important as nurses anticipate their delivery, stabilization, and possible transport to a surgical NICU. In this episode, host Jill Beck discusses with Taryn Edwards and Melissa Powell, both surgical neonatal nurse practitioners, some of the most common surgical anomalies ranging from esophageal atresia (EA), tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF), abdominal wall defects, pulmonary hypoplasia, and congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Listen in to learn more about these anomalies and how to best support both infants and their families.
Nurse Scientists: Turn Your Burning Question into Research
Conducting research can sound daunting, especially to a bedside nurse with no formal research training. In the first episode of NANNcast’s limited series, Nurse Scientists, hosts Jill Beck and Media Esser sit down with chair of the Small Grants Committee, Amy Koehn, and fellow committee member and former small grant recipient, Ashlee Vance, to discuss how NANN’s Small Grants Program supports the novice nurse researcher. Together Jill, Media, Amy, and Ashlee hope to demystify some of the anxieties nurses have around starting their own research. Listen in to better understand the difference between research and evidence-based practice projects and how all you need is a burning question and some passion to embark on your own research journey! If you are interested in learning more about NANN’s Small Grants Program and submitting an application, please visit the NANN website. http://nann.org/education/research/small-grants
Advanced Neuro Imaging in Neonates
Neonatal neurocritical care is dedicated to addressing the potential impact and complications of injury on the developing brain. Early recognition of at risk newborns by means of advanced methods of neuro imaging combined with brain focused interventions may result in the prevention or reduction of life long disabilities. Many neonatal nurses care for patients that require advanced neuro imaging, but have little training in how to interpret neuro imaging. Jill is joined by two experts in neonatal neurology, Kathi Randall, MSN NNP-BC and Diane Wilson, MN NP-Paeds NNP-BC. Together Jill, Kathi, and Diane discuss advanced imaging technologies like MRI, how nurses can better interpret neuro imaging results, and how to support families whose baby requires neuro imaging.
Marijuana and Breastfeeding
Jill is joined by Carol Wallman, DNP APRN NNP-BC, lead author of NANN’s position statement Marijuana, Breastfeeding, and the Use of Human Milk. Jill and Carol dive into the position statement, which recommends women abstain from marijuana consumption during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Listen in to learn more about the research surrounding marijuana and breastfeeding along with recommendations for how to support mothers that are using marijuana while breastfeeding.
Read NANN’s official position statement and infographic on Marijuana, Breastfeeding, and the Use of Human Milk at nann.org/about/position-statements.
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Truly enjoying this podcast. A must for every NICU nurse. Learning so much. Feels like a fun NICU conference and in this time of Covid - this podcast is truly helpful. I like to listen to it before work and try and implement what I’ve learned that shift. Please keep it coming.
Good content. Specific to neonatal practice and patient population. Easy to listen to especially while commuting. Thanks for a great production NANN and Team!
Good topic, content, and speed of conversation.