48 episodes

Your first year as a registered nurse is challenging. This podcast is hosted by Kati Kleber, BSN RN CCRN and features experienced nurses from FreshRN.com, who discuss the basics of that first year. From orientation, code blues, tricks of the trade, and personal experiences, to time management, delegation, patient deaths, and more.

The FreshRN Podcast with Kati Kleber Kati Kleber, MSN RN CCRN-K

    • Medicine
    • 4.7, 196 Ratings

Your first year as a registered nurse is challenging. This podcast is hosted by Kati Kleber, BSN RN CCRN and features experienced nurses from FreshRN.com, who discuss the basics of that first year. From orientation, code blues, tricks of the trade, and personal experiences, to time management, delegation, patient deaths, and more.

    Unwritten Rules of Nursing

    Unwritten Rules of Nursing

    In this episode, we are discussing the rules of nursing that are not found in your textbooks. What’s cool, what’s not cool, and how to be an awesome teammate right out of nursing school.

    • 37 min
    Tips for New Charge Nurses

    Tips for New Charge Nurses

    The charge nurse is the boots-on-the-ground leader and a role model for a unit. It can be a stressful job, but it can also be fun and empowering as you gain knowledge and experience. In this episode, we chat about charge nurse responsibilities and some tips for new charge nurses.

    • 28 min
    Tips for New Nurse Preceptors

    Tips for New Nurse Preceptors

    We don’t stay new nurses forever. And some of our earliest Fresh RNs are now precepting newbies of their own! In this episode, we discuss when to start precepting, your role as a new nurse preceptor, and the challenges that come along with it.

    • 52 min
    Back to Nursing Basics

    Back to Nursing Basics

    At the very beginning of nursing school, we learn basic care of our patients: turning, intake and output, oral care, and so forth. Once we reach the bedside, we tend to become focused on the more complex tasks of nursing care, and those basics can fall by the wayside. In this episode we return to the basics, discussing their importance and how to incorporate them into our daily practice. Head to FreshRN.com/42 for the complete show notes of this episode.

    • 46 min
    When Nurses Should call the Rapid Response Team

    When Nurses Should call the Rapid Response Team

    Most hospitals have some form of Rapid Response Team that can be called when patients are becoming unstable to bring people and resources to the bedside quickly. In this episode, we discuss when to call a Rapid Response, what happens once one is called, and some of our own experiences calling or responding to them. Head to FreshRN.com/41 for the complete show notes of this episode.

    • 43 min
    Nurses and the Coronavirus: Current PPE Recommendations Dissected

    Nurses and the Coronavirus: Current PPE Recommendations Dissected

    Kati spent hours combing through the CDC and WHO recommendations and research articles discussing appropriate PPE for healthcare providers taking care of Coronavirus patients (COVID-19) and translated it into easy-to-understand terms for the bedside nurse. For links to all of her references, head to FreshRN.com/blog and select the post entitled "Nurses, PPE, and the Coronavirus".

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
196 Ratings

196 Ratings

carlqsteph ,

Great! But please speak up!

I love this podcast because I’m a brand new nurse. However, when it’s not just Kati, I have the hardest time hearing everyone. I have to turn my headphones allllll the morning way up and sometimes that doesn’t even work.

mddelp ,

Such an amazing resource!

I have learned so many important things from this podcast that I’ve never heard about in nursing school. I love listening to everything they have to say! Such a quality podcast!

sarahfread ,

😄

I am a new RN and I appreciate all your helpful tips and advice! One thing that is challenging to me is charting because how to chart properly (tips for charting) was not covered in school. Also I would like tips to talking to family or kids about death or dying ( what to say to comfort families). Thank you guys for sharing your experiences!

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