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Created for nurses like you, explore these nursing podcasts to learn, be inspired, and improve patient outcomes. Featured guests in each of our podcast series provide insights into the nursing profession.

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Duration - 00:12:29

The Unique Perspective of Nurses: An Interview with Mary Ann Fuchs, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Dr. Mary Ann Fuchs is Vice President of Patient Care and System Chief Nurse Executive for Duke University Health System and the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs for Duke University School of Nursing.Dr. Fuchs began her career in oncology nursing, later becoming an oncology clinical nurse specialist, and continued on that path working with adult and pediatric stem cell transplant patients. However, like many of us, Dr. Fuchs did not imagine the turn her career would take. As opportunities were presented and mentors guided her, Dr. Fuchs is now a respected leader at a prestigious health system and nursing school.In this conversation, Dr. Fuchs shares her passion in nursing, three pieces of advice for up-and-coming nurse leaders, and the important work being done by the Nurses on Boards Coalition.

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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.

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