112 episodes

Do you want to go from dreading emergencies to feeling confident and ready to jump into action to rescue your patient?
Well, this show will let you see emergencies unfold through the eyes of a Rapid Response Nurse. With real life stories from the frontlines of nursing, host Sarah Lorenzini MSN, RN, CCRN, CEN, a Rapid Response Nurse and educator, shares her experiences at rapid response events and breaks down the pathophysiology, pharmacology, and the important role the nurse plays during emergencies.

If you want to sharpen your assessment skills and learn how to think like a Rapid Response Nurse, then Sarah is here to share stories, tips, tricks, and mindsets that will prepare you to approach any emergency.

Every episode is packed full of exactly what you need to know to handle whatever crisis that could arise on your shift. It’s one thing to get the right answer on the test, but knowing how to detect when YOUR patient is declining and what to do when YOUR patient is crashing is what will make or break your day… and might just save your patient’s life.

Rapid Response RN Sarah Lorenzini

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 314 Ratings

Do you want to go from dreading emergencies to feeling confident and ready to jump into action to rescue your patient?
Well, this show will let you see emergencies unfold through the eyes of a Rapid Response Nurse. With real life stories from the frontlines of nursing, host Sarah Lorenzini MSN, RN, CCRN, CEN, a Rapid Response Nurse and educator, shares her experiences at rapid response events and breaks down the pathophysiology, pharmacology, and the important role the nurse plays during emergencies.

If you want to sharpen your assessment skills and learn how to think like a Rapid Response Nurse, then Sarah is here to share stories, tips, tricks, and mindsets that will prepare you to approach any emergency.

Every episode is packed full of exactly what you need to know to handle whatever crisis that could arise on your shift. It’s one thing to get the right answer on the test, but knowing how to detect when YOUR patient is declining and what to do when YOUR patient is crashing is what will make or break your day… and might just save your patient’s life.

    109: Liver Failure Part 2: Esophageal Varices

    109: Liver Failure Part 2: Esophageal Varices

    A cirrhosis patient has stable vitals, but then starts vomiting blood. What do you do next? This episode delves into a case study that highlights the urgent management of esophageal varices in liver failure patients. Host Sarah Lorenzini reveals how a rapid response call quickly spiraled into a life-threatening emergency, and the critical steps taken to stabilize the patient.
    Sarah explains the pathophysiology of cirrhosis and the development of esophageal varices, detailing the pharmacological and procedural interventions that can make the difference between life and death. You’ll get a comprehensive overview of evidence-based treatment strategies, how to manage complications, and the crucial role of nurses in patient care.

    Tune in to arm yourself with the knowledge to handle this critical liver emergency!

    Topics discussed in this episode:

    Management of a cirrhosis patient with a GI bleed How liver failure can lead to a bleeding esophagusChallenges of giving blood transfusions to liver failure patientsPharmacological interventions: octreotide, antibiotics, and beta-blockersProcedural interventions: endoscopic variceal ligation, TIPS procedure, and balloon tamponade

    Listen to Episode 77, “The Trauma, Diamond of Death:” https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/77-the-trauma-diamond-of-death-4-treatment-priorities/id1535997752?i=1000633582257

    To learn more about balloon tamponade, check out this breakdown of the procedure: https://first10em.com/balloon-tamponade-of-massive-gi-bleeding/

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    To get the FREE Rapid Response RN Assessment Guide and the coupon code for $10 off the cost of the course, message Sarah on Instagram @TheRapidResponseRN and type the word PODCAST!

    This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique https://www.podcastboutique.com

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    • 25 min
    108: Liver Failure Part 1: Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis

    108: Liver Failure Part 1: Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis

    No matter your specialty, every nurse cares for patients with liver failure. Host Sarah Lorenzini starts off this four-part series on liver failure by sharing the story of a rapid response call that featured classic complications of cirrhosis: ascites, jaundice, and hypotension. Exacerbating the patient’s terminal condition was a suspected diagnosis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.
    In this episode, Sarah details how her team managed this case and breaks down the pathophysiology of cirrhosis, including why liver failure leads to so many complications. She covers how to assess and care for patients with cirrhosis, emphasizing the important role of nurses in educating families on liver failure.

    Tune in for critical insights into the management of liver failure and its complications!

    Topics discussed in this episode:

    Initial assessment of a rapid response call for hypotensionPathophysiology of cirrhosis and its complicationsManagement of spontaneous bacterial peritonitisRole of nurses in liver failure patient care

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Rapid Response Academy Link
    Wanna check out Rapid Response Academy: The Heart and Science of Caring for the Sick?
    click this link to learn more:
    https://www.rapidresponseandrescue.com/community
    Rapid Response and Rescue Intro Course
    CONNECT
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    To get the FREE Rapid Response RN Assessment Guide and the coupon code for $10 off the cost of the course, message Sarah on Instagram @TheRapidResponseRN and type the word PODCAST!

    This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique https://www.podcastboutique.com

    • 24 min
    107: Nurse Stories From NTI 2024

    107: Nurse Stories From NTI 2024

    NTI 2024 brought together critical care nurses from across the country, and this episode highlights over 10 of their most heartwarming and unforgettable stories. Host Sarah Lorenzini speaks to ICU nurses and nurse educators who share tales of human connection, critical thinking, and compassionate care. From navigating crazy shifts to creating new patient programs, their stories showcase the incredible impact nurses have on patients’ lives and the healthcare system.
    Tune in to celebrate the dedication, empathy, and resiliency of today's nurses!


    Connect with Maddi Flanagan:
    https://www.instagram.com/nurse.maddi/

    Connect with Michael DeFrancisco:
    https://www.instagram.com/camp_competency

    Connect with Nicole Kupchik:
    https://www.instagram.com/nicolekupchik/

    Connect with Nick McGowan:
    https://www.instagram.com/critical_care_academy/

    Connect with Kali Dayton:
    https://www.instagram.com/daytonicuconsulting/

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Rapid Response and Rescue Intro Course
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    To get the FREE Rapid Response RN Assessment Guide and the coupon code for $10 off the cost of the course, message Sarah on Instagram @TheRapidResponseRN and type the word PODCAST!

    This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique https://www.podcastboutique.com

    • 44 min
    106: Are Nursing Care Plans an Absolute Waste of Time? With Flight Nurse and Educator Nurse Gwenny

    106: Are Nursing Care Plans an Absolute Waste of Time? With Flight Nurse and Educator Nurse Gwenny

    Nursing care plans are the bane of many a nursing student’s academic experience. They are seen as an unnecessary burden to their already heavy workload. But they play an important role in the nursing process, and nurses put these plans into clinical practice every day — whether they realize it or not.
    In this episode, Nurse Gwenny, an ER and flight nurse turned EMS educator, speaks with host Sarah Lorenzini about the relevancy and value of nursing care plans. She shares real-life examples of the impact these plans have on critical care thinking and decision-making, especially in high-pressure environments. Nurse Gwenny also discusses her passion for teaching, and how she leverages her experience and insights in her role as an educator.

    Sarah and Nurse Gwenny also explore the “green flags” of nursing practice, diving into notable traits like a positive attitude, desire to learn from mistakes, and more.

    Tune in to learn how to embrace care plans, improve patient care and your nursing skills!

    Topics discussed in this episode:

    The value of nursing care plansBridging theory and practice in critical care educationUtilizing care plans in during critical care scenariosPracticing critical care thinking and decision makingIdentifying key traits of exemplary nursesThe importance of continuous learn and growth in nursing

    Connect with Nurse Gwenny:
    https://www.instagram.com/nursegwennyrn/
    https://www.tiktok.com/@nurse.gwenny/

    Check out Gwenny's book, BUT WHY?: Going Beyond the What So You Can Understand the Why of Critical Care Transport: https://a.co/d/28tLpjP

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Rapid Response and Rescue Intro Course
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    To get the FREE Rapid Response RN Assessment Guide and the coupon code for $10 off the cost of the course, message Sarah on Instagram @TheRapidResponseRN and type the word PODCAST!

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    • 46 min
    105: So You Want to Go Back to School Part 2 With Guest Nurse Educator Patrick McMurray

    105: So You Want to Go Back to School Part 2 With Guest Nurse Educator Patrick McMurray

    Nursing educators may not hold the most glamorous position, but they are undoubtedly the backbone of the profession. Nurse Educator Patrick McMurray exemplifies this by bringing creativity and inclusivity into nursing education, supporting nurses at every stage of their career.
    In this episode, host Sarah Lorenzini talks to Patrick about his approach to teaching complex concepts and preparing students to succeed beyond the classroom. Using interactive learning strategies and holistic methods, Patrick helps nurses deepen their understanding of nursing practices and effectively apply their knowledge in clinical settings.

    Patrick also offers a glimpse into a day in the life of a nursing educator, and discusses the profound impact nursing educators have on the future of nursing. His insights will help you determine if a transition to nursing education is the right next step in your career.

    Join us for part two of the “So You Want to Go Back to School” series with Patrick McMurray!

    Topics discussed in this episode:

    The appeal of nursing education as a careerWhat it means to be a good educatorRewards and challenges of being a nursing educatorRedefining nursing educationA day in the life of a nursing educatorNursing education as an act of justiceThe future of nursing education

    Learn more about Patrick and find free educational resources on his website!
    https://www.patmacrn.com/

    Connect with Patrick McMurray:
    https://www.instagram.com/patmacrn/
    https://twitter.com/nursepatmacrn
    https://www.tiktok.com/@patmacrn

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Rapid Response and Rescue Intro Course
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    To get the FREE Rapid Response RN Assessment Guide and the coupon code for $10 off the cost of the course, message Sarah on Instagram @TheRapidResponseRN and type the word PODCAST!

    This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique https://www.podcastboutique.com

    AND
    If you are planning to sit for your CCRN and would like to take the Critical Care Academy CCRN prep course you can visit https://www.ccrnacademy.com and use coupon code RAPID10 to get 10% off the cost of the course!

    • 47 min
    104: Obstructive Shock With Guests Bryan Boling and Brandon Oto From the Critical Care Scenarios Podcast

    104: Obstructive Shock With Guests Bryan Boling and Brandon Oto From the Critical Care Scenarios Podcast

    Obstructive shock may be the least common type of shock, but it’s no less critical. As part of Nurse PodCrawl 2024, Bryan Boling and Brandon Oto from the Critical Care Scenarios podcast join host Sarah Lorenzini in this episode to talk about the critical care management of obstructive shock. Together, they walk nurses through a patient scenario, detailing the diagnostic process of obstructive shock due to pulmonary embolism.
    Sarah, Bryan and Brandon review the three main causes of obstructive shock: pulmonary embolism, tension pneumothorax, and cardiac tamponade. They also discuss the importance of clinical assessments and diagnostic tools like ultrasound to distinguish between each cause, as well as considerations for treatment.
    This episode is the perfect resource for nurses who want to deepen their understanding of obstructive shock. Tune in now to hear insights from three experienced pros!

    Topics discussed in this episode:

    Patient assessment and key diagnostic toolsDiagnosing obstructive shock due to pulmonary embolismTreating obstructive shock due to pulmonary embolismTreatment implications for major causes of obstructive shockDiagnosis and treatment of tension pneumothoraxTreatment strategies for cardiac tamponadeKey takeaways on obstructive shock management

    Check out the rest of Nurse PodCrawl 2024 episodes around cardiogenic, hypovolemic, and distributive shock!

    Critical Care Scenarios: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/critical-care-scenarios/id1491559787

    How Not to Kill Your Patient: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-not-to-kill-your-patient/id1612099061

    Nurse Dose Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nurse-dose-podcast/id1486427611

    The Q Word Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-q-word-podcast/id1407523803

    Straight A Nursing: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/straight-a-nursing-study-for-nursing-school-exams-nclex/id1210975738

    Up My Nursing Game: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/up-my-nursing-game/id1527032817
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Rapid Response Academy Link
    Wanna check out Rapid Response Academy: The Heart and Science of Caring for the Sick?
    click this link to learn more:
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    Rapid Response and Rescue Intro Course
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
314 Ratings

314 Ratings

Best info & engaged nurse ,

Great nursing pod cast for all nurses, Sarah is very interactive

Sarah gives great critical care information about a wide range of subjects. Also she is very interactive and engaged during her podcasts

Papa Please Preach ,

Great full breakdown from a nurse

I’m a medical podcast junky always looking for this depth from the perspective of a nurse that dives deep. The podcasts hosted by physicians are sometimes mostly focused on medications/treatment, but I want the whole picture. Especially assessment. Add this to your resource list fellow nurses. Sarah’s enthusiasm is much needed at all times, but especially now when nursing needs some positive uplifting.

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Great information

I listen to this podcast when driving to work. It is interesting and informative, I always feel just a little bit more equipped to care for my patients after each episode.

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