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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 - 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.

Duration - 7:34

COVID-19: High Risk Populations & Flattening the Curve

During the past few days, there’s been a significant increase in COVID-19 cases globally. Because it’s a new virus, people have little or no immunity to it, so it continues to spread. In this interview with Collette Hendler, RN, MS, MA, CIC, Editor-in-Chief for Lippincott Solutions and Certified Infection Preventionist, we discuss who is at the highest risk for severe illness and complications. Also, many in healthcare and the public are becoming familiar with the phrase, “flatten the curve.” We discuss what this phrase means and strategies to best educate patients and the public.

*Note: this podcast was recorded on March 19, 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 - 10:44

COVID-19: Alternative Staffing and Onboarding Models

This podcast is an interview with Dr. Anne Dabrow Woods, Chief Nurse of Wolters Kluwer Health Learning, Research & Practice, adjunct faculty for Drexel University, and a critical care nurse practitioner for Penn Medicine, Chester County Hospital. The discussion is around COVID-19 and the resulting surge of patients overwhelming the healthcare system. In some areas, hospitals have increased their bed capacity to accommodate more patients, which brings up the question – who will care for these patients? Dr. Woods shares specific recommendations for strategies to increase staff quickly, including alternative staffing and onboarding models.

*Note: this podcast was recorded on March 26, 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 - 11:54

Facing Moral & Ethical Dilemmas During COVID-19

This podcast is an interview with Dr. Anne Dabrow Woods, Chief Nurse of Wolters Kluwer Health Learning, Research & Practice, adjunct faculty for Drexel University, and a critical care nurse practitioner for Penn Medicine, Chester County Hospital. Our discussion covers topics such as personal protective equipment (PPE) – both availability of resources and the time necessary to put on full gear to protect ourselves, decisions on supportive care when faced with ventilator shortages, and the lack of social support for patients when visitors are restricted. Dr. Woods closes with inspirational words on resiliency and recovery when this crisis is over.

*Note: this podcast was recorded on March 26, 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.