Tag Archives: clinical

Anticoagulants: Episode 37

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In this podcast episode we talk about the main medications used to prevent and treat blood clots.

  • Lovenox
  • Heparin
  • Coumadin
  • Eliquis and other new-generation anticoagulants
  • Brilinta and other platelet inhibitors
  • TPA

In the clinical setting, you’ll see anticoagulants used for a wide variety of patients, including those with acute myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, stroke and DVT.

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‘Twas the night before clinical: Episode 34

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Since it’s the holidays, let’s all take a break from studying, shall we? Enjoy a sweet little Christmas tale, relax with your family and friends, eat too many cookies, wear too many pajamas and feel joy in whatever way makes your heart sing. We’ll be back to studying again in 2018 with many, many exciting things in store INCLUDING:

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The nose of a nurse: dealing with bad smells in the hospital

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In the clinical setting, nurses come across all manner of sights, sounds, and yes…smells. But beyond the obvious ones that people complain about (which I never understand…you DID know what you were getting into, right?), certain smells can tell you a thing or two about your patient’s health. In this post we’ve compiled a list of a few disease states that come with a special odor all their own. So, while bad smells in the hospital probably aren’t your favorite part of your job, there are times when they can come in handy. Don’t worry…we’ll get to how to handle them in a minute!

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Podcast Episode 7: Giving End-of-Shift Report

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In this podcast we talk about giving a succinct, flawless and informative end-of-shift report. Sounds simple enough, right? It should be, but you’d be surprised how often a bad shift report can leave you with more questions than answers. But, if you follow these guidelines, you’ll be someone that all the other nurses LOVE getting report from…and yes, you will be giving report as students, too!

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