Podcast Library

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.

Nurse On The Move

We all have a story to tell! Learn about nurses going the extra mile and doing extraordinary things! These nursing podcasts feature nurses going above and beyond in their fields and even a registered nurse who designed an end-of-life board game to educate others about terminal disease diagnoses.

Nurses On Boards

Why is it important for nurses to have a seat at the table? We discuss the mission of the Nurses on Boards Coalition with experts who have great advice to share. Learn from business leaders who strongly advocate nurse leadership and nurses who now hold leadership positions at organizations like CVS.

Show Me the Evidence

Learn what the evidence shows about certain practices that may be outdated. These medical podcasts for nurses are proof that improving your nursing practice means improving patient outcomes. Featured guests are rethinking surgical techniques and adapting to changes in treatment spurred by new infectious diseases.

Physiology Fundamentals

Refresh your knowledge and skills by brushing up on key physiologic concepts. Learn about how to perform important measurements like mean arterial pressure and how to manage medical emergencies like sepsis.

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Discover the latest additions to our nursing podcast library.

Duration - 25:19

The Power of Informal Conversations and Bold Relationships

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Connie Delaney, Professor & Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota. We spoke about her nursing career, her current work and the importance of nurses getting involved as board members. Dr. Delaney shares her wealth of experience with board membership, including her insights on the Nurses on Boards Coalition and their important work.

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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 - 14:30

Infusion Nursing

Infusion nursing requires a special skillset. Margaret Smith MJ, BSN, RN, CRNI has been a nurse for over 22 years, and an IV team nurse for over 11 years. In this podcast, Margie shares her journey to infusion nursing, where infusion nurses work, and what her typical day as an IV team member is like. We are fortunate to have Margie as a member of NursingCenter’s clinical team and wish her and all IV nurses a very happy IV Nurses Day!

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Duration - 8:35

Nurses Make Profound Impacts: An Interview with Angelleen Peters Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Angelleen Peters Lewis is the Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. In this podcast, Dr. Peters Lewis shares her journey to leadership and board membership and advice to help nurses prepare for board membership. 

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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.

Duration - 24:21

Expert Nurse Interview on COVID-19 Guidelines

This podcast is an interview with Robin Haskell, an acute care nurse practitioner for Penn Medicine, Chester County Hospital. Robin reviews the background of the new Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19),  and discusses each element of the recommendations and suggestions, including infection control, laboratory diagnosis and specimens, hemodynamic support, ventilatory support, and COVID-19 therapy. Highlights of how these guidelines differ from the guidelines for sepsis management and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are also presented.

*Note: this podcast was recorded on March 27, 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 - 7:30

Care of Pregnant Women During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This podcast is an interview with Lynne Rudderow, MSN, RN, CRNP, WHNP-BC, CCE, a women’s health nurse practitioner for Penn Medicine, Chester County Hospital. While evidence on COVID-19 in pregnancy is lacking, Lynne shares what current recommendations are for prenatal care, care during labor and delivery, postpartum care, and breastfeeding.  

*Note: this podcast was recorded on April 10, 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 - 21:52

COVID-19 ARDS and Proning: Learning in Real Time

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, and Collette Hendler, RN, MS, MA, CIC, Editor-in-Chief for Lippincott Solutions and Certified Infection Preventionist. Anne and Collette share their expertise on acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS, and how what we are seeing with COVID-19 patients differs from the ARDS clinicians are used to seeing and managing. We also discuss prone positioning – what it means, how it works, and managing patients.

*Note: this podcast was recorded on April 14, 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 - 20:00

Where are our N95s? Guidance for PPE use in the COVID-19 pandemic

Betsy Todd, MPH, RN, Nurse Epidemiologist and Clinical Editor for American Journal of Nursing answers questions related to personal protective equipment. These questions were submitted by attendees of the webcast, Calming the COVID-19 Storm: Delivering Effective Clinical and Nursing Care, which took place on May 7, 2020. This podcast was recorded on May 18, 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.

More Resources:
-Recommended Guidance for Extended Use and Limited Reuse of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings 
-Prevention and Management of Skin Damage Related to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

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