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Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension l Episode 032

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension l Episode 032

November 5, 2020

The term PH means high blood pressure in the lungs. This is not to be confused with “regular” systemic hypertension -that can be measured with a blood pressure cuff. In PH, the blood vessels specifically in the lungs are affected. They can become stiff, narrow and even damaged. This makes the right side of the heart work harder to pump blood through the lungs.

In this episode we discuss what pulmonary hypertension is, the signs and systems, risk factors that are associated with this disease process, and treatments.

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The Superstitions of Nursing l Episode 031

The Superstitions of Nursing l Episode 031

October 29, 2020

As a nursing student to the moment that you hit the floor to work, you’ve heard some of the strangest superstitions that nurses talk about. From the horrors of the “Full Moon”, The “Rule of 3s” and the “Q” word. There was actually a randomized controlled study done in 2019 that debunked the “Q” word holding any power. But this episode is not for studies, necessarily, but more a light hearted conversation on a couple of superstitions we found to be most interesting.

In this episode we discuss some of the nursing superstitions that we found most interesting. 

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Breast Cancer Awareness l Episode 030

Breast Cancer Awareness l Episode 030

October 22, 2020
Only 65.3% of women aged 40 and over have had their biennial mammograms in the last 2 years. Raising awareness regarding these private and downright uncomfortable procedures will make it easier for women to unite and raise these numbers.
 
Men are also diagnosed with breast cancer. People don’t realize that men have breast tissue and can develop breast cancer too.
 
In this episode we go over signs/symptoms, risk factors, and screening.
 
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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!

For our show notes and references, you can visit our website www.thenursingpostpodcast.com 

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. 

You can visit us at www.thenursingpostpodcast.com for the complete show-notes and references. 

 

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