70 episodes

Up My Nursing Game is an educational nursing podcast for curious and driven acute, emergency, and critical care nurses who seek a deeper understanding of clinical subjects and want to broaden their understanding of patient care in the hospital setting.No boring lectures here! Join Annie, RN, as she delivers high-value content, including interviews with members across the healthcare team that address common clinical questions, share unique perspectives, and covers what was missed in nursing school.

Up My Nursing Game Annie

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 145 Ratings

Up My Nursing Game is an educational nursing podcast for curious and driven acute, emergency, and critical care nurses who seek a deeper understanding of clinical subjects and want to broaden their understanding of patient care in the hospital setting.No boring lectures here! Join Annie, RN, as she delivers high-value content, including interviews with members across the healthcare team that address common clinical questions, share unique perspectives, and covers what was missed in nursing school.

    Anesthesia and Surgery Deconstructed: A CRNA's Perspective

    Anesthesia and Surgery Deconstructed: A CRNA's Perspective

    Ever wonder what goes on behind the operating room doors? In this episode, we pull back the curtain on the fascinating world of anesthesia and surgery. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Tanner and Cole from the Core Anesthesia podcast provide an insider's look at the perioperative process, from pre-op preparation to the orchestrated induction of anesthesia to navigating complications post-op. With vivid detail and expert insights, they break down the physiology behind general anesthesia, reveal secrets of the OR, and equip nurses with knowledge to better support surgical patients. Whether you’re an ICU, ER, or floor nurse, you’ll gain invaluable perspective on the surgical experience.

    Check out Nicole Kupchik's exam reviews and practice questions at nicolekupchikconsulting.com. Use the promo code UPMYGAME20 to get 20% off all products.

    Do you need help with your resume, interviewing, or need career coaching? Check out Sarah at New Thing Nurse:
    Get 15% off of her resume and cover letter templates using the promo code UPMYGAMENursing students and new grad career services Experienced RN career servicesNP career servicesSee the show notes at upmynursinggame.com.

    Time Stamps
    [06:16] - Pre-operative process, pre-anesthesia clinic visits, elective versus emergent preparation
    [18:02] - Overview of the induction process to put a patient under general anesthesia.
    [27:24] - Anesthesia: gases versus IV
    [42:47] - Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV)

    [44:08] - Postoperative urinary retention (PO-UR)

    • 52 min
    Beyond Pressure Injuries: The Complex Physiology of Immobility with Margaret Arnold, PT

    Beyond Pressure Injuries: The Complex Physiology of Immobility with Margaret Arnold, PT

    We all know that staying in bed increases the risk of pressure injuries and DVTs. But the adverse effects of immobilization go far beyond those basics. In this eye-opening episode, Margaret Arnold, PT pulls back the curtain on the rapid and surprising physiological changes that occur when your patients are inactive. You’ll learn about the hidden dangers of immobility most nurses overlook, spanning metabolic, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, and neurological systems. We’ll also equip you with practical tips to incorporate safe mobilization into your busy shift. This discussion will drastically change the way you view the vital importance of patient mobility.

    Check out Margaret's Early Mobility Conference this April 2024. I will be there!

    Learn more about the physiology of immobility with Margaret's webpage The Difference a Day Can Make: The Effects of Immobility.

    Check out Nicole Kupchik's exam reviews and practice questions at nicolekupchikconsulting.com. Use the promo code UPMYGAME20 to get 20% off all products.

    Do you need help with your resume, interviewing, or need career coaching? Check out Sarah at New Thing Nurse:
    Get 15% off of her resume and cover letter templates using the promo code UPMYGAMENursing students and new grad career services Experienced RN career servicesNP career servicesSee the show notes at upmynursinggame.com.

    • 52 min
    Valvular Heart Disease with Tim Madeira, DNP

    Valvular Heart Disease with Tim Madeira, DNP

    In this episode, Tim Madeira, cardiothoracic DNP,  provides an overview of the primary heart valve diseases. He expertly guides us through the complex physiological processes underlying conditions like stenosis and valve regurgitation arising from congenital abnormalities, calcifications, infective endocarditis, and trauma. In addition, Tim outlines the latest evidence-based standards in surgical, percutaneous and medical interventions that nurses find themselves managing in the hospital.

    Check out Nicole Kupchik's exam reviews and practice questions at nicolekupchikconsulting.com. Use the promo code UPMYGAME20 to get 20% off all products.

    Do you need help with your resume, interviewing, or need career coaching? Check out Sarah at New Thing Nurse:
    Get 15% off of her resume and cover letter templates using the promo code UPMYGAMENursing students and new grad career services Experienced RN career servicesNP career servicesSee the show notes at upmynursinggame.com.

    • 49 min
    Occupational Therapy and Verticalization Therapy with Philip Gonzalez, MOT

    Occupational Therapy and Verticalization Therapy with Philip Gonzalez, MOT

    Listen in as I chat with Philip Gonzalez, a critical care occupational therapist. He will help us de-mystify the philosophy of occupational therapy, discuss how nurses cane help their patients make the most of their therapy sessions, and introduce us to verticalization therapy.

    Discussed in episode
    Verticalization therapy is a therapeutic approach using equipment, manual assistance, or other various technologies to gradually tilt a patient from supine to 90 degrees in a slow and controlled manner, traditionally accomplished without any hip flexion using tilt tables.
    Check out Nicole Kupchik's exam reviews and practice questions at nicolekupchikconsulting.com. Use the promo code UPMYGAME20 to get 20% off all products.

    Do you need help with your resume, interviewing, or need career coaching? Check out Sarah at New Thing Nurse:
    Get 15% off of her resume and cover letter templates using the promo code UPMYGAMENursing students and new grad career services Experienced RN career servicesNP career servicesSee the show notes at upmynursinggame.com.

    • 42 min
    Diltiazem: Cardiac Medication Mini Series, Part Four

    Diltiazem: Cardiac Medication Mini Series, Part Four

    Understanding Diltiazem is an important part of your cardiac skillset. It's indications range from blood pressure management, long term stable angina, to it's mainstay in the hospital setting: acute rate control of arrhythmias with rapid ventricular rates. This episode will cover Diltiazem's mechanism of action, its multiple indications for both acute and routine use, as well as important nursing considerations.

    Mentioned in the episode:
    ICU Advantage: Diltiazem (Cardizem) - CC MedsStrong Medicine by Dr. Eric Strong: Antiarrhytmics (Lesson 7 - How to Choose the Right Med and Classic Pitfalls)Check out Nicole Kupchik's exam reviews and practice questions at nicolekupchikconsulting.com. Use the promo code UPMYGAME20 to get 20% off all products.

    Do you need help with your resume, interviewing, or need career coaching? Check out Sarah at New Thing Nurse:
    Get 15% off of her resume and cover letter templates using the promo code UPMYGAMENursing students and new grad career services Experienced RN career servicesNP career servicesUp My Nursing Game is partnering with VCU Health Continuing Education to offer FREE continuing education credits for registered nurses. Click here to obtain nursing credit.

    See the show notes at upmynursinggame.com.

    • 16 min
    Amiodarone: Cardiac Medication Mini Series, Part Three

    Amiodarone: Cardiac Medication Mini Series, Part Three

    In this episode, I'll give you the inside scoop on amiodarone so you can truly grasp why it is *the* most prescribed antiarrhythmic medication. We'll unpack its unique mechanism of action that makes it so effective, share a real-world case that shows amiodarone in action, as well as have a candid talk about its adverse effects. Join me to find out why after 40 years, this versatile antiarrhythmic still has a prime place in the hospital. The story of amiodarone is a fascinating one - and as nurses, we owe it to our patients to know it!

    Check out Nicole Kupchik's exam reviews and practice questions at nicolekupchikconsulting.com. Use the promo code UPMYGAME20 to get 20% off all products.

    Do you need help with your resume, interviewing, or need career coaching? Check out Sarah at New Thing Nurse:
    Get 15% off of her resume and cover letter templates using the promo code UPMYGAMENursing students and new grad career services Experienced RN career servicesNP career servicesUp My Nursing Game is partnering with VCU Health Continuing Education to offer FREE continuing education credits for registered nurses. Click here to obtain nursing credit.

    See the show notes at upmynursinggame.com.

    The key moments in this episode are:

    00:03:22 - Ventricular Tachycardia 
    00:05:00 - How Amiodarone Works 
    00:09:06 - Indications and Dosages 
    00:11:47 - Adverse Effects 

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
145 Ratings

145 Ratings

Lily H RN :) ,

Definitely Upping My Nursing Game

Thank you so much for this podcast! It’s amazing! I get so excited listening to all the knowledge and experience that is shared between you and your medical professional of the week. I am an LPN, and I just passed my NCLEX RN! Thanks to you, I feel much more eager and prepared going into my first year as an RN - especially with patient education! Keep it up! I’ll be listening! Xoxo

Liza pp ,

Love this new find!

I recently found this podcast and love the material. As a working nurse it’s nice to have the review of so many things that I haven’t reviewed since nursing school. Excellent content!

Mellieishous ,

Ways to Up My Nursing Game

I am a nursing student, and I am looking forward to using this great advice in my future endeavors.

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