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With a combined total of over 40 years in nursing, Nurse Erica and Nurse Jessica Sites bring you the good, the bad, and the ugly, of our current state of nursing. You will love this completely uncorked, informative, and comedic perspective on nursing.

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    • 4.8 • 95 Ratings

With a combined total of over 40 years in nursing, Nurse Erica and Nurse Jessica Sites bring you the good, the bad, and the ugly, of our current state of nursing. You will love this completely uncorked, informative, and comedic perspective on nursing.

    EP 48: Ascension Hospital / Liability in the Event of a Cyber Attack

    EP 48: Ascension Hospital / Liability in the Event of a Cyber Attack

    This episode discusses alleged allegations that may not be confirmed at this time.
    In this episode, Nurse Jessica and Nurse Erica are joined by legal nurse consultant Matthew Garvey to discuss the recent cyber attack on Ascension Healthcare. The goal of this episode is to provide information and education for the frontline staff affected. They discuss the lack of preparedness by Ascension for such attacks and the potential liability that nurses may face. Board of Nursing liability still applies during a crisis, and nurses are accountable to the board's standards of practice. Suggested documentation should include a statement about practicing during the ransomware attack. Nurses should continue to enter incidents into the reporting system, despite any alleged discouragement. Lack of preparedness, such as not having sufficient downtime forms, binders or racks for paper documentation, is unacceptable and should be addressed by nurse leaders. There is a focus on the challenges of paper charting during a cyber attack and the lack of support from leadership. They also highlight the issue of managers not supporting staff during a crisis and the potential violation of their responsibilities. The incident command center is mentioned as a crucial resource that should be activated to provide support and guidance during emergencies. It emphasizes the need for clear and consistent messaging to build trust among healthcare workers. The discussion also touches on the ethical and legal considerations of informing patients about delays due to downtime. The lack of a bed board patient tracking system and the use of paper MARs are identified as major challenges during the cyber attack. The conversation concludes with advice to the frontline healthcare workers.

     
    Matthew P. Garvey DNP, MBA, RN, EMT-B, CCRN, CEN, TCRN:
    https://www.garveyces.com/
     


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    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction and Guest Introduction
    03:50 Cocktail of the Week
    05:05 Background on Ascension Hospital Cyber Attack
    09:25 Lack of Preparedness by Ascension and Other Healthcare Organizations
    16:41 Epic Electronic Medical Record Part in a Cyber Attack
    19:50 Civil Liability vs. Board Action
    26:25 Responsibilities to the Board of Nursing
    27:44 Malpractice Liability Insurance
    28:54 Med Errors/Pyxis Down
    33:22 What to Document
    35:59 Criminal Prosecution for Unintentional Errors
    38:46 Incident Reporting
    41:11 Erica's Dictionary Word of the Week
    42:01 Paper Charting and Unit Preparedness
    51:50 Provider Orders Without Order Sets
    53:55 The Impact of Managers Going on Vacation During Crisis
    1:02:15 The Importance of Incident Command Centers
    1:07:35 EMTALA: Ethical and Legal Considerations During Cyberattack
    1:12:38 Patient Tracking Systems During Cyberattack
    1:15:54 Reporting Sentinel Events and Holding Leaders Accountable
    1:22:24 Enema Award of the Week
     

    Cocktail of the Week:Vodka Cranberry
    Cranberry juice 2/3
    up to 1/3 Vodka (to taste)
    Pour over ice and enjoy! 
     
    Enema of Week Award:

    "F**k You" song by:  ronfeingold.com 

     
    Dictionary word of the week:  Nefarious
    Definition: Flagrantly wicked or villainous.
     
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    EP 47: Ohio Nursing Rally & Ascension Healthcare Cyber Attack

    EP 47: Ohio Nursing Rally & Ascension Healthcare Cyber Attack

    Nurse Jessica and Nurse Erica spent their Nurses Week in Ohio attending the Rally for Ratios and Mental Health, organized by the family of Tristin Kate Smith ('Letter to my Abuser'). They express admiration for Tristin Kate Smith's family for their commitment to improving nursing conditions. They also mention media coverage and unpredictable weather at the rally. Jessica shares personal anecdotes about signs from loved ones in her life and at the rally. Nurses Erica and Jessica discuss their experience, their speeches and the impromptu march that followed. What a great way to wrap up Nurses Week!
     
    In the second half of the episode, they talk about the challenges faced by nurses during the cyber attack on Ascension Healthcare, the largest Catholic hospital chain in the US. The attack has allegedly caused system failures, paper charting, and communication issues, allegedly putting patient safety at risk. Ascension's response to the attack has been criticized, and the nurses express their frustration with the lack of support and preparation. The conversation ends with a discussion about the Enema of the Week award.
     
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    Chapters
    01:36 Giveaway Time!
    03:54 Cocktail of the Week
    05:37 Ohio Nursing Strike
    06:55 Nurse Honor Guard
    09:45 Jessica's Opinion of how the Rally Went
    11:00 Ohio Nurses Association
    13:02 A Sign From Tristin?
    19:08 Uber Ride to the Rally
    21:42 Weather and Seating at the Rally
    24:46 Show Up to Rallies Nurses!
    26:09 Impromptu March
    27:40 Jessica and Erica's speeches
    31:00 Problem of the Week
    32:45 Challenges Faced During the Cyber Attack on Ascension Healthcare
    34:10 Paper Charting
    37:10 Clueless Managers not Helping During Cyberattack
    40:58 Ascension Healthcare's Public Response
    42:00 Criticism of Ascension's Response to the Attack
    43:30 Nurse Erica's Advice to Ascension Nurses
     
     
    Cocktail of the Week:Bay Breeze
    1/3 cranberry juice
    1/3 pineapple juice
    up to 1/3 Vodka (to taste)
    Pour over ice and enjoy! 
    10/10 recommend! 
     
    Enema of Week Award:

    "Fuck You" song by:  ronfeingold.com 
     
    Link to episode #16 with Tristin Kate Smith's family:
    https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-hw2kw-14da4bf

     
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    • 43 min
    Giveaway Time!

    Giveaway Time!

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    • 2 min
    EP 46: American Nurses Association's Chief Nursing Officer Interview - Part 2

    EP 46: American Nurses Association's Chief Nursing Officer Interview - Part 2

    Part 2
    Dr. Debbie Hatmaker PHD, RN, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Enterprise joins Nurses Uncorked for a no holds barred interview. In part two Nurse Jessica and Nurse Erica continue asking the hard-hitting questions surrounding the major issues facing nurses. Nothing is off limits in this interview! Part two highlights include:  Magnet Hospital, Racial Reckoning Statement, American Hospital Association, Operation Nightingale, criminal prosecution of nurses, BSN requirement, and more!
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    Chapters:
    01:34 Operation Nightingale
    04:41 Magnet Hospitals
    07:16 Nurse Burnout 
    10:47 ANA's History of Racism
    18:27 BSN Requirement
    23:25 Violence Against Nurses
    26:56 Criminal Prosecution of Nurses
    31:00 Is the ANA Out of Touch? 
    33:34 Is There a Minimum Education Requirement for ANA Board Members?
    34:20 American Hospital Association Quid Pro Quo?
    36:40 ANA's Top 3 Priorities
    37:50 Virtual Nursing
    38:31 A.I. in Nursing
    40:25 Capping Nurse Pay
    42:32 Work Environment 
    44:00 Would You Recommend Becoming a Nurse?
    45:49 What is Your Message to the Nursing Community?
    49:00 Favorite Nursing Theorist
    50:36 ANA Position on Nursing Strikes
     
     
     

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    This Podcast and all related content [published or distributed by or on behalf of Nurse Erica, Nurse Jessica Sites or Nurses Uncorked Podcast is for informational purposes only and may include information that is general in nature and that is not specific to you. Any information or opinions expressed or contained herein are not intended to serve as or replace medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe or treat any disease, condition, illness or injury, and you should consult the health care professional of your choice regarding all matters concerning your health, including before beginning any exercise, weight loss, or health care program.  If you have, or suspect you may have, a health-care emergency, please contact a qualified health care professional for treatment.  
    Any information or opinions provided by guest experts or hosts featured within website or on Nurses Uncorked Podcast are their own; not those of Nurse Jessica Sites, Nurse Erica or Nurses Uncorked Company.  Accordingly, Nurse Erica, Nurse Jessica Sites and the Company cannot be responsible for any results or consequences or actions you may take based on such information or opinions.
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    • 53 min
    EP 45 American Nurses Association's Chief Nursing Officer Interview - Part 1

    EP 45 American Nurses Association's Chief Nursing Officer Interview - Part 1

    PART 1
    Dr. Debbie Hatmaker PHD, RN, FAAN, Chief Nursing Officer, of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Enterprise joins Nurses Uncorked for a no holds barred interview. In this episode Nurse Jessica and Nurse Erica alternate asking many hard-hitting questions surrounding the major issues facing nurses. Nothing is off limits in this interview! Erica and Jessica tackle tough topics including Covid response, LPN/LVNs, staffing ratio legislation, nursing reimbursement services and more. 
    Join us next week for part 2, when we discuss controversial topics including Magnet hospitals, ANA's history of racism; BSN, criminal prosecution of nurses; American Hospital Association; capping nurse pay and more!
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    Chapters:01:17 Show and Guest Introduction
    05:18 Reimbursement of Nursing Services Push
    09:21 Tristin Kate Smith 
    14:47 Decline in Membership?
    18:07 Will LPN/LVNs Ever be Permitted Membership? 
    20:37 What is the ANA Doing About Nurse Retaliation and Bullying?
    27:30 Why is the ANA Suddenly Supporting Staffing Ratio Legislation?
    35:50 Should the ANA Have Handled its Response to Covid Differently?
    45:36 That Part!
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    This Podcast and all related content [published or distributed by or on behalf of Nurse Erica, Nurse Jessica Sites or Nurses Uncorked Podcast is for informational purposes only and may include information that is general in nature and that is not specific to you. Any information or opinions expressed or contained herein are not intended to serve as or replace medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe or treat any disease, condition, illness or injury, and you should consult the health care professional of your choice regarding all matters concerning your health, including before beginning any exercise, weight loss, or health care program.  If you have, or suspect you may have, a health-care emergency, please contact a qualified health care professional for treatment.  
    Any information or opinions provided by guest experts or hosts featured within website or on Nurses Uncorked Podcast are their own; not those of Nurse Jessica Sites, Nurse Erica or Nurses Uncorked Company.  Accordingly, Nurse Erica, Nurse Jessica Sites and the Company cannot be responsible for any results or consequences or actions you may take based on such information or opinions.
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    • 49 min
    EP 44 Updates: Lucy Letby, Joyce Grayson, Jen Hamilton, Nurses Week and More!

    EP 44 Updates: Lucy Letby, Joyce Grayson, Jen Hamilton, Nurses Week and More!

    DISCLAIMER:  Portions of this episode discuss sexual assault, fetal demise and acts of violence. Listener discretion is advised.
    In this episode, Nurse Jessica and Nurse Erica discuss recent updates on previous podcast episodes, including the Nurses March, the tragic death of home health nurse Joyce Grayson, serial killer NICU Nurse Lucy Letby, the return of social media influencer Jen Hamilton and more. They also share their thoughts on Nurses Week and the often underwhelming gifts and activities. Parts of the conversation are filled with laughter and lighthearted moments, while other parts deal with difficult topics. In this part of the conversation, Nurse Erica and Nurse Jessica also discuss the patronizing and condescending gifts given to nurses during Nurses Week. 




    Chapters:
    00:00 Introduction, Shoutouts, and Announcement 
    03:15 Cocktail of the Week
    05:28 Update: Jen Hamilton (Ep 40)
    08:00 Update: Joyce Grayson (Ep 18)
    15:25 Update: Controversy of the Nurses March (Ep 27-28)
    23:00 Problem of the Week: Nurses Week
    29:20 Update: NICU nurse Lucy Letby (Ep 9)
    39:20 Update: Infant Death and Violation of Patient Privacy (Ep 6 & 33)
    50:40 Enema of the Week Award
     
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    We Are All Tristin shirts:
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    Cocktail of the Week:
    Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom Mixed with Sprite
    https://www.ketelone.com/vodkas/ketel-one-botanical-peach-orange-blossom
     

    Enema of the Week "F**k You" song by: 
    ronfeingold.com 
     
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    DISCLAIMER:
    This Podcast and all related content [published or distributed by or on behalf of Nurse Erica, Nurse Jessica Sites or Nurses Uncorked Podcast is for informational purposes only and may include information that is general in nature and that is not specific to you. Any information or opinions expressed or contained herein are not intended to serve as or replace medical advice, nor to diagnose, prescribe or treat any disease, condition, illness or injury, and you should consult the health care professional of your choice regarding all matters concerning your health, including before beginning any exercise, weight loss, or health care program.  If you have, or suspect you may have, a health-care emergency, please contact a qualified health care professional for treatment.  
    Any information or opinions provided by guest experts or hosts featured within website or on Nurses Uncorked Podcast are their own; not those of Nurse Jessica Sites, Nurse Erica or Nurses Uncorked Company.  Accordingly, Nurse Erica, Nurse Jessica Sites and the Company cannot be responsible for any results or consequences or actions you may take based on such information or opinions.
    All content is the sole property of Nurses Uncorked, LLC. All copyrights are reserved and the exclusive property of Nurses Uncorked, LLC.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

penguinkakes ,

Nurses supporting nurses ❤️

Jessica and Erica have gotten me through those long rides home after your shift when your mind runs wild (IYKYK). They make me laugh, feel supported, and keep me educated. You guys rock!

P_Math_RN ,

Love this!

I have followed Nurse Erica and Nurse Jessica on social media for a long time! To have them come together on a podcast was such an awesome idea! I love their episodes and the topics they cover! 🩷

Ajsnyder040281 ,

Incredible nurse advocates

These 2 ladies are amazing. They shed light on the real issues nurses face these days.
They provide incredible insight through their own nursing experience. In addition they bring relevant guests that offer great insight to the struggles in nursing today. Really is a blessing to have nurse advocates like this.

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