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A morning routine just might change your life: Episode 129
This past year I've worked really hard to develop and follow a consistent morning routine. In this podcast episode, we’ll talk about the benefits of morning routines and how they can help make your life as a nurse or nursing student more balanced and organized and less chaotic and stressful. If your day typically starts in chaos, lacks focus or feels like a mad dash out the door, this episode is for you! Looking for a way to be the most organized nursing student you can possibly be? Check out the planner designed specifically for nursing students here: www.etsy.com/shop/straightanursing
Nov 26
29 min
Otitis media in pediatric patients: Episode 128
We’re diving back into pediatrics in this week’s podcast and taking a look at a common childhood ailment, otitis media (otherwise known as a middle ear infection). Using the Straight A Nursing LATTE method, we’ll break down the key nursing assessments and interventions when it comes to taking care of kids with both acute and chronic infections.  Did you enjoy the PodQuiz questions at the end? Then you’ll love this announcement! www.straightanursingstudent.com/announcements Looking for peer support from others going through the same things you are? Join the most positive and helpful nursing student group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/thrivingnursingstudents/
Nov 19
23 min
Administering diltiazem: Episode 127
Let’s talk through diltiazem, a common calcium channel blocker (CCB) using the Straight A Nursing acronym DRRUGS. You’ll see this medication used to treat hypertension, angina and tachycardic arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation. Want to go beyond the 5-Rights of Medication Administration and BULLETPROOF your medication administration? Grab your free guide https://straightanursing.ck.page/fc69f2501b Love PodQuizzes? Get announcements on our latest project here: www.straightanursingstudent.com/announcements Looking for a way to conquer your nursing school schedule? Check out the planners we design specifically for nursing students here: www.etsy.com/shop/straightanursing Starting nursing school soon? Grab my FREE guide, the 11 Habits of Successful Nursing Students https://straightanursing.ck.page/8bb93602c7 Read the show notes here: https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/diltiazem/
Nov 12
27 min
The ultimate nursing school pep talk: Episode 126
Even the most successful, rock-star nursing student has moments where they feel overwhelmed, burned out and depleted. And for good reason. Nursing school is HARD, and I want you to know that what you are feeling is absolutely normal and absolutely okay.  Listen to this very special podcast episode when you need a pep talk, when you feel like you just can’t go on, or any time you doubt your ability to get through nursing school. I. Believe. In. You.  Looking for peer support from others going through the same things you are? Join the most positive and helpful nursing student group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/thrivingnursingstudents/
Nov 5
19 min
The basics of intra-abdominal hypertension: Episode 125
Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) is a progressive and potentially fatal condition that can initially present with subtle clinical signs that make it hard to detect. Learn the basics of IAH, what to watch for and some common approaches utilized to treat it. Links mentioned in this episode:  Bulletproof Your Patient (Episode 94) https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/podcast94/ Third-Spacing (Episode 113) https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/episode113/ Limb Ischemia/Compartment Syndrome (Episode 119) https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/episode119/ 11 Habits of Successful Nursing Students https://straightanursing.ck.page/8bb93602c7 Want to be the most organized nursing student you can be? Check out our planners designed just for you! www.etsy.com/shop/straightanursing Read the show notes here: https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/when-bellies-go-bad/
Oct 29
19 min
Build your confidence working with chest tubes: Episode 124
Newsflash! Chest tubes do not have to strike terror into your heart! In this week’s podcast episode I’ll talk you through the basics of chest tubes, key assessments, what to watch for and what to do if things go wrong.  Ready to start planning for nursing school success? Get the 5-star rated nursing school planner that comes with easy instructions for having it printed and bound (with tabs!) www.etsy.com/shop/straightanursing Read the show notes here: https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/chest-tube-management/
Oct 22
33 min
Electrolyte imbalances: PodQuiz Episode 123
Every time we post a PodQuiz the feedback is overwhelming...you guys LOVE these! This PodQuiz reviews the signs and symptoms of electrolyte imbalances. New to PodQuizzes? In this podcast format, I ask a question then pause, giving you time to answer. I then reveal the answer...they’re flashcards for your ears! If you love flashcards, then you’ll love the Straight A Nursing app! Get on the notification list here: https://straightanursing.ck.page/82facc6b25 Ready to start planning for nursing school success? Get the 5-star rated nursing school planner that comes with easy instructions for having it printed and bound (with tabs!) www.etsy.com/shop/straightanursing Need a visual review? Read the show notes here: https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/electrolytes/
Oct 15
28 min
The risks of adolescent pregnancy : Episode 122
This week we’re diving back into Women’s Health with a look at high-risk pregnancy as it relates to the adolescent patient. The interesting thing about pregnant adolescents is that the high-risk aspect goes far beyond the physical.  Looking for more resources for nursing school? Visit www.straightanursingstudent.com Read the show notes here: https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/adolescent-pregnancy/
Oct 8
21 min
Phenytoin basics you need to know: Episode 121
Phenytoin is an anti-seizure medication that is commonly asked about on exams and NCLEX. Oh, and you’ll probably see it in your nursing school clinicals, too! In this podcast episode we’ll talk through this medication using the Straight A Nursing framework DRRUGS.  Looking to go beyond the Five Rights of medication administration with my Bulletproof guide? Grab yours here and take your medication administration practice to an even higher level: https://straightanursing.ck.page/fc69f2501b Are you facing a dosage calculations exam that has you shaking in your Danskos? Enroll in Dosage Calculations Bootcamp here: https://straightanursing.mykajabi.com/dosage-bootcamp Read the show notes here: https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/phenytoin/
Oct 1
36 min
Delegating like a pro: Episode 120
Proper delegation is a key skill you’ll need to learn as a nursing student, long before you become an actual nurse. In fact, questions about proper delegation will show up on exams and your NCLEX! In this episode, learn the basics of delegation, what makes it safe (or unsafe) and the key components you need to consider each and every time.  Looking for a way to review for nursing school exams? We’re coming out with an app that can help you do just that! Get on the waitlist here: https://straightanursing.ck.page/82facc6b25 Read the show notes here: https://www.straightanursingstudent.com/delegation/
Sep 24
31 min
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