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.
Are Digital Stethoscopes Worth The Money?
I have spent time researching and trying out digital stethoscopes, and in this episode will share with you if I think they're worth the price tag, who is best suited for one, and compare the top 3 digital scopes on the market today. Thanks to Eko Health for sponsoring this episode. To learn more about the 3M™ Littmann® CORE Digital Stethoscope, visit: . To enter their Nurse's Month sweepstakes, visit: . Music: Keep My Cool by Benj Heard. To read my full blog post on digital scopes, visit:
VIP Question: Should I Work in the ICU as a New Grad?
A FreshRN VIP asked a question Kati wanted to share with podcast listeners. The VIP currently works in an ICU as a CNA and is curious if it would be wise to work there as a new grad. Listen for Kati's perspective and some Q&A from her Instagram followers. To follow Kati on Instagram visit . To sign-up as a VIP, visit . Music: "Keep My Cool" by Benj Heard.
My Thoughts on Nurses Week and Reaction to Amber Heard's Private Nurse's Testimony
Nurses Week 2022 has officially begun, and Kati shares her genuine thoughts of this annual week of "appreciation". Also, this past week the private nurse who worked with Amber Heard and Johnny Depp testified in the defemnation case. Kati shares her thoughts on her testimony. To sign up as a FreshRN VIP, head to courses.freshrn.com and it will be the first one on the list! Music is "Keep My Cool" by Benj Heard
What's an Awake and Walking ICU? An Interview with Kali Dayton, DNP AGACNP
Kati interviews a critical care nurse practitioner who helps transform traditional ICUs into "Awake and Walking ICUs". Kali Dayton defines what one is, the harms of deep sedation, benefits of increased mobility, and how deep sedation negatively impacts patients long after discharge with stories from survivors. You can find Kali's website at daytonicuconsulting.com. To sign-up for the FREE FreshRN 3-day email course, click here: Music is "Keep My Cool" by Benj Heard.
Common Questions about Malpractice Insurance for Nurses
In this episode, Kati answers the following questions about malpractice insurance: Does it make me a target for a lawsuit? Won't my hospital's insurance cover me? Does it cover criminal charges? What's the difference between a claims-based policy vs. an occurrence-based policy? What do policies typically cover? Music: Keep My Cool by Benj Heard. For show notes, head to FreshRN.com/podcast
RaDonda Vaught Case - Part 2 - Interview with Lorie Brown, Nurse & Lawyer
This week, Kati interviews Lorie Brown, who is both a nurse and lawyer. She works to help nurses protect their licenses, and offers her legal perspective of this case. Music: Keep My Cool by Benj Heard. For full show notes, click here:
A friend referenced your neuro content that she finds helpful in her work. When I read watched you, I found I was already subscribed to your podcast. Small world! I love your topics and believe there is so much we need to do to help the newest nurses.
I’ve just listened to your walking ICU episode- fascinating. I have worked in oncology for many years. Your guest shed light on the patient experience I never would have considered as a nurse outside critical care. I learned so much!
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Audio and playback issues
I love this podcast! So informative and easily digestible. The only thing is sometimes the audio isn’t the best and certain guests seem to be whispering so I can’t hear very well. Also the past two episodes for some reason won’t load and I can’t finish listening to. Other than that one of my favorite nurse podcasts!
Comfort & brain food
As a new grad nurse working in a small critical access hospital with no formal grad nurse program and a relatively unstructured orientation, I really appreciate this podcast. I love the mix of informational and emotional support. I find it very grounding and validating.