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Duration - 00:20:03

Home Health and Hospice Nursing with Carolyn Ackerman

Carolyn Ackerman Ed.D MS RN CHPN, is from Arvada, Colo., and has almost 40 years of experience in home health and hospice. Not only is Ackerman a registered nurse, but she is also an assistant professor at Regis University in Denver, and she is very involved in end-of-life interdisciplinary simulation. Ackerman recently graduated from Creighton University with her Ed.D in interdisciplinary education. She created an end-of-life board game called The Path of Life: The Journey of Living at the End-of-Life © game, where participants assume the role of the patient as they make decisions related to their terminal disease.

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Duration - 00:24:25

Nurses – The Keepers of Patients Stories: An Interview with Angela Patterson DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC

We all have interesting stories to share about our journey in nursing. Dr. Angela Patterson, the Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer of CVS MinuteClinic and Vice President of CVS Health knew from a young age that she wanted to be a nurse. Her career has evolved through the years, with transitions from medical/surgical nursing to later becoming a family practice nurse practitioner and co-owning a family medical practice, to her current role at CVS, as well as chairing the board for a charter high school for underprivileged high school students who wish to go into nursing. Dr. Patterson has great advice for nurses to get involved with board membership. She describes resources such as the Nurses on Boards Coalition, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. She also reminds us that, as nurses, we have inherent skills, qualities, and traits for board membership.

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Duration - 6:24

Third Spacing

In healthy patients, most fluids are confined in three spaces of the body: the intravascular space (in the blood vessels), the intracellular space (in the cells), or the interstitial spaces. The interstitial spaces are the small spaces between cells that are not contained within blood vessels. In normal situations, fluid moves between all three spaces to maintain fluid balance. Third-spacing occurs when too much fluid moves from the intravascular space into the interstitial or “third” space.

Reference:
Holcomb, S. (2009). Topics in Progressive Care: Third-Spacing: When Body Fluids Shifts. Nursing in Critical Care, 4(2). doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000325345.22694.44

Duration - 11:37

Sepsis

One of the most important points to remember about sepsis is that it should be treated as a life-threatening medical emergency. In this podcast, Megan Giovanelli Doble, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, AGACNP-C reviews the basics of sepsis and discusses the latest recommendations on managing patients with sepsis at the bedside.

References:
Levy, M.M., Evans, L.E., & Rhodes, A. (2018). The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Bundle: 2018
Update. Critical Care Medicine, 46(6), 997-1000. doi.org/10.1097/CCM.0000000000003119
 
Rhodes, A., Evans, L., Alhazzani, W., Levy, M., Antonelli, M., Ferrer, R., . . . Dellinger, R. (2017). Surviving
Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2016. Critical Care Medicine, 486-452. doi:10.1097/CCM.0000000000002255
 
Singer, M., Deutschman, C.S., Seymour, C.,…Angus, D.C. (2016). The Third International Consensus
Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3). JAMA, 315(8), 801-810. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.0287

For more sepsis resources, visit
Focus On: Sepsis. 

Duration - 21:01

COVID-19: What Nurses Need to Know about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Nurses are on the frontlines caring for patients with possible and confirmed cases of coronavirus, or COVID-19. Listen to this interview with Betsy Todd, MPH, RN, Nurse Epidemiologist and Clinical Editor for American Journal of Nursing, and Lisa Bonsall, Clinical Editor for Lippincott NursingCenter, to learn important facts that nurses need to know, specifically when it comes to infection control and prevention. They review the basics about categories of isolation precautions, discuss current recommendations, and review teaching points for the public. Details of the virus and its transmission are changing quickly, so please remember to stay up to date on recommendations and rely on reputable sources – identified during this podcast – for information.

*Note: this podcast was recorded on March 6, 2020. For the most up to date information, please visit our
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource page, where you’ll find links to the CDC and WHO, plus free access to our point-of-care tools and more.

Duration - 11:12

COVID-19: Terminology and Preparedness

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19, a pandemic.  In this interview with Collette Hendler, RN, MS, MA, CIC, Editor-in-Chief for Lippincott Solutions and Certified Infection Preventionist, we break down the terms for our own understanding and to help keep our patients and the public informed. We also discuss what nurses and institutions should do in preparation and response to this virus. 

*Note: this podcast was recorded on March 13, 2020. For the most up to date information, please visit our
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource page, where you’ll find links to the CDC and WHO, plus free access to our point-of-care tools and more.