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The Effects of COVID on Nurse’s Mental Health l Episode 029

The Effects of COVID on Nurse’s Mental Health l Episode 029

October 15, 2020

The International Council of Nurses is emphasizing the increase of anxiety and stress for nurses working during the Covid-19 crisis in countries around the world. Healthcare providers are at high risk for, full-blown stress response syndromes, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic illness and burnout according to the International Council of Nurses. We have to keep talking about nurses and their mental health to make sure that we are all taking care of ourselves and one another.

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Domestic Violence Awareness l Episode 028

Domestic Violence Awareness l Episode 028

October 8, 2020

10 million men and women are victims of physical violence every year by their intimate partner. That is a staggering number to think about. As nurses, we are taught to look for signs of physical abuse when we are assessing our patients, are we doing a good job?

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Suicide Prevention Awareness l Episode 027

Suicide Prevention Awareness l Episode 027

October 1, 2020

This week’s topic of Suicide Awareness is not a light hearted conversation but it is a necessary and much needed conversation to have. Not just in September but all of the year.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts please call 1-800-273-TALK. Your life matters!

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Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) l Episode 026

Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) l Episode 026

September 24, 2020

ITP is a disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding. The bleeding results from unusually low levels of platelets — the cells that help blood clot. 

In this episode we discuss diagnosis, treatments and nursing considerations when it comes to ITP. 

Although there are about 50 children and 66 adults cases per 1,000,000 of Immune thrombocytopenia diagnosed each year, it is important to bring awareness to this illness. As nurses, we need to continually educate ourselves in order to provide appropriate patient care, patient education and advocacy.

 

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Sickle Cell Anemia l Episode 025

Sickle Cell Anemia l Episode 025

September 17, 2020

Sickle cell disease is the most common genetic blood disorder. Learn more about Sickle Cell Anemia on today's episode.

 

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Influenza, Why this year is different l Episode 024

Influenza, Why this year is different l Episode 024

September 10, 2020

About 45% of U.S. adults and 63% of children were vaccinated during the 2018–19 flu season. Even with those low numbers the CDC estimates 4.4 million flu cases were prevented, along with 58,000 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths.

In this episode we discuss who should and should not get the flu shot, facts vs myths and new vaccine research. 

We also dive into the similarities and differences between influenza and COVID-19.

This year may be one of the most important in flu history. With COVID 19 circulating during this flu, complications of having one or both can be deadly.

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Identifying, Preventing, & Managing Nursing Stressors l Episode 023

Identifying, Preventing, & Managing Nursing Stressors l Episode 023

September 3, 2020

Finding a work-life balance is important in order to reduce stress and burnout.

Job stress is defined as a negative emotional and/or physical response and can occur when your job requirements do not match with your abilities, resources or needs.

In this episode we go over the top reasons nurses burn out, how to identify workplace stress and ways to manage your stress levels. 

In these uncertain times, it’s extremely important to take a moment for yourself, for your wellness. 

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Healthcare in ICE Detention Facilities l Episode 022

Healthcare in ICE Detention Facilities l Episode 022

August 27, 2020

The degree of healthcare disparities in America continues to grow and widen among minorities. The Medical Care Guidelines Detention Standard, ensures that detainees have access to appropriate and necessary medical, dental and mental health care, including emergency services. With increase in ICE detainee intakes, since the current president elect, news articles have been published describing the inhumane treatment and lack of appropriate medical care detainees have received. 

There seems to be blurred lines when it comes to HCP understanding of immigrant medicine. We hope this weeks episode will help clarify some of the biggest misconceptions regarding immigrant medicine.

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Correctional Health Care System l Episode 021

Correctional Health Care System l Episode 021

August 20, 2020

On this week's episode, we discuss healthcare from local jails to federal prisons and the differences between each system. 

Mental health and addiction is inundating our correctional system, and patient's are not finding the right treatments in prison, increasing their chances of getting arrested again. 

We also touch on ways to reform the prison's healthcare system and how The Sandra Bland Act has already started reform in Texas. 

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Healthcare Worker Safety l Episode 020

Healthcare Worker Safety l Episode 020

August 13, 2020

As nurses, you can  probably think of an incident in which a patient was inappropriate or aggressive, whether verbally or physically. If not, then you may have witnessed this happening to another nurse or heard a nurse talk about their experience.

Workplace violence in healthcare is very much an ongoing issue. We have seen this in recent months as we turned on the news, saw and heard the stories of healthcare who were assaulted for wearing scrubs in public, outside of their places of employment.

This week's episode covers why this happens, what workplace violence looks like and what we can do to help prevent workplace violence. 

Free CEU course:  Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses

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