April 7, 2016
Super duper update on the show! Find out where I have been and where I am going!!  
January 30, 2016
So this is my two cents on why nursing best practice and education needs to hop on the FOAMed bandwagon and start producing some peer reviewed expert content. We all need to offer the best to our patients and the mediums within FOANed are the shiznit! Don't know what I'm talking about? Listen in! Know what I'm talking about? Listen in! If this show has provided value to you than please take the time to offer some value back and lets make the whole thing better - Click the support the podcast button on the homepage at  
January 10, 2016
Super duper episode on hemorrhagic shock with Jeff Solheim MSN, RN-BC, CEN, CFRN, FAEN. We discuss traditional resuscitation, fluid administration, blood products, whole blood resus and permissive hypotension. We finish off talking about the new trauma certification from the Board of Certified Emergency Nurses. Shownotes - Solheim Enterprises SUPPORT erNURSEpro
December 14, 2015
This is part 2 of a 2 part series with critical care nurse practitioner Andrew Bowman. In this second half we step outside the comfort zone of acls and look at hemodynamic directed dosing of epinephrine during resus, a new approach to PEA and dual defibrillation. There is plenty to chew on in this show and I hope you all are able to consider these topics and look into them further.  Thanks for listening and please leave a review at itunes once you get a moment REVIEW Show notes at Twitter @ernursepro  
December 7, 2015
Andrew Bowman MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, ACNP-C joins me to talk resuscitation. Andrew has 33 years of emergency / EMS experience and has lots to contribute. This interview was so good I had to split it to prevent it from being too long. This first part we look in to the new guidelines and how they address the adjuncts involves in resuscitation. This means talking about compression and airway adjuncts. The second part looks in to a new approach to epi administration in codes, a new approach to PEA and dual defibrillation.  Show notes with lots of great resources and links at ernursepro If you appreciate this content please take a moment to leave me a review on itunes!  
November 2, 2015
So this show is going to look at the often unrecognized presentation of delirium and how to address it in the chaos of the ED. We delve in to recognizing delirium, finding the cause, treament and prevention. This show has it all. Since content is king, I have once again sought out an awesome resource in Christina Shenvi MD PhD. I first discovered Christina on the blog site Academic Life in Emergnecy Medicine where she writes a series on geritatrics in emergency medicine. Dr Shenvi did her fellowship in geriatrics in emergency medicine and focused on medical education. Needless to say she delivers in this episode! Show notes at  
October 20, 2015
Deb Delaney MS RN BSN CEN joins me as the resident expert on process improvements in the ED. This show is full of awesome applicable information. We look into internal queues, flow facilitator, mid levels, ancillary services, no code rooms, huddles and communications. It is jam packed. Show notes at Please REVIEW the show!
August 20, 2015
Episode 27 dives in to some of the causes of hyponatremia, both common and uncommon as well as how an acute severe hyponatremic patient will present and management strategies. Show notes can be found at ernursepro Follow me on Twitter - @ernursepro  
July 14, 2015
Interested in learning more about ECMO? How about its use in the ED? More specifically as an option in the resus room? This is the show for you! I have two guests join me - Whitney Elton RN, ECMO Nurse Coordinator at Connecticut Children's Hospital and Suzanne Chillcott RN, Mechanical Circulatory Support Lead at Sharp Memorial. Show notes are at Also listen to Suzanne on another podcast, EDECMO, about starting a nurse driven program.  
June 9, 2015
Meghan Groth PharmD BCPS @EMpharmgirl joins me on this episode to discuss some of the challenges we face in the emergency department regarding medication errors. We broach the difficulties of high pressure situations, high risk drugs, verbal orders, technology and more. This is an episode that is important to listen to in an effort to change the medication safety culture in our ED's. Shownotes - ernursepro Twitter - @ernursepro  
May 18, 2015
This is the second part of an interview with Scott Smith Acute Care NP. This interview revolves around stoke throughput from an emergency nurses perspective. We delve in to neuro assessments, tips for tpa administration, blood pressure management and more. For the show notes check out Work hard and find your best practice.
April 28, 2015
Scott Smith NP-AC joins me on the show to discuss all things ischemic stroke from an ED nursing perspective. The show is actually going to be in two parts as there was so much goodness flowing out of this interview. Part 1 looks in to pre hospital, communcation, the "golden hour" and ways to get what needs to be done efficiently.  Show notes are over at  
March 30, 2015
FANTASTIC show on alternative pain startegies for both acute and chronic pain in the emergency department. Dr Sergey Motov joins me to share eveidence based strategies that focus on alternative to opiod use. Tremendous value in thi show. Propofol for migraines coud be coming to a department near you! Check it out and listen to this great episode. Show notes at Dr Motov's site
March 4, 2015
Dr Sean Fox of Peds EM Morsels joins me on the show to talk pediatric rehydration. This is a great show filled with pearls on ORT vs IV, SQ rehydration and the big miss in punky looking kids!  Show notes at Sean's blog PedsEMMorsels
January 26, 2015
In this episode I delve in to meningitis and clarify the difference between viral and bacterial. We explore signs and symptoms, diagnostics and treatment plans. I even talk about some tales of meningitis. I also discuss another new nursing podcast worth checking out called Injectable Orange from Jesse Spur. The show notes can be found as always at
January 6, 2015
Joining me on the show is DNP Lisa Gillmore. We met in Indy at the ENA conference and I could tell from her talk that she was as big a supporter of capnography as I am so I enticed her on to the show with fame and glory! Kidding aside Lisa has spent load of time pre hospital, transport and in ED's making her knowledge base "wicked awesome" (that is a local phrase)! Check out the show notes at  
December 7, 2014
Super show with two awesome nurse from UNC, Paige Roberts RN and Kaitlyn Strauss RN. We delve in to their research project on positivity in their progrssive caere unit and how this can apply to your ED. It will not only improve morale in your shop but also has the potential to improve patient outcomes! Show notes - erNURSEpro
November 21, 2014
Great show on the management of accidental hypothermia. Dr Bill Hampton joins me to discuss the various stages of accidental hypothermia and the best practice for managing these stages.  Show notes at  
November 11, 2014
On this episode I glean a couple of succulent posts from the social media world of emergency medicine and hand them to you, awesome emergency nurses! I look at Academic Life in Emergency Medicine which is a super blog site for emergency nurses to keep on their social media radar. I also share some love for Free Open Access Nursing education as well! Show notes and more at erNURSEpro  
October 3, 2014
Current take on management of acute hyperkalemia in the emergency department. Look at the drugs needed to protect the heart, drive the K+ in to the cells and then excrete it with PEARLS on all of the above plus the ecg's value in hyperkalemia.    Show notes at twitter @ernursepro
September 10, 2014
Kiersten Henry, MS, ACNPBC, CCNC, CCRNCMC Cardiac and Vascular Nurse Practitioner joins me on the show to discuss her wisdom with dealing with this growing population and our approach to cardiovascular emergencies. Lots of take aways and check out the show notes for resources. erNURSEpro
August 6, 2014
A super show providing and experts view on the challenges with obesity and trauma. Sherry VanHoy RN joins me to enlighten us on these challenges and I finish with some of my opinions on the discrimination of obesity in healthcare.
July 5, 2014
Cindy Webner RN of Cariovascular Nurses Education Associates, joins me to discuss the important benefits of monitoring ST segment changes in the ED. This is an important class I recommendation of the AHA that more ED nurses need to be aware of and be implementing in their departments.  Shownotes for this episode can be found at
June 23, 2014
A review of the most recent pain agitiation and delirium guidelines with RN Scott Edgecombe. Scott is a CCRN and RT who takes us through the major updates in the guidelines. I, of course, try and illustrate their importance to care downstairs. Show notes at
June 10, 2014
In this episode we breach the ever important topic of health care literacy in the ED. Our guest is none other than The Katie Duke RN who is certainly passionate about this topic. Listen and learn as Katie shares some pearls for bedside awareness of this pervasive topic! Show notes at
May 22, 2014
A response to a listener request on nurse driven protocols in the ED. Plus some common kitchen ingredients that are wreaking havoc on our patients - a tidbit from NTI in Denver. Show notes at  
April 26, 2014
Part 2 of an interview with Jesse Spur of Injectable Orange where we breakdown the benefits of simulation for the emergency and critical care nurse. There is loads of takeway from simulation. Check this show out now and get ahead of the game! Shownotes can be found at ernursepro.
April 26, 2014
Jesse Spurr from Injectable Orange joins us to discuss what entails quality simulation for emergency and critical care nursing. This is a two part series and in this first podcast we discuss what composes quality simulation versus some of the old school simulation that has left bad memories for many. Super enlightening and really helpful. Show notes can be found at erNURSEpro. 
March 30, 2014
Dr Matt Delaney joins me to discuss the challenges of screening ETOH paitents, the holy grail of treatments, risk scenarios and the burden of withdrawal plus a whole lot more! Show notes can be found at
March 22, 2014
A look at vital signs - who is doing them, techniques, orthostatics and when they are getting done. Opinionated and open for discussion! Show notes at ernursepro
March 7, 2014
The first videocast plus thoughts on US guidance IV placement programs. Tips for improving cannulation success and other related tidbits.
February 11, 2014
Interview with Dr Eddinger about afib and pharmacological management. Delve in to cardioversion and who is a good canidate and who isn't. Finally we discuss anti coagulation strategies for different presentations.
January 26, 2014
An introduction to what this podcast is all about. I will talk a little bit about the motivation for this show and will finish off the quick introduction with a talk about Trendelenburg.
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