Here in Nursing
Here in Nursing is a podcast from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for nurses and by nurses. We explore the topics important to nursing today from the perspectives of RNs, NPs and other advanced practice providers.
info_outline Healthcare Evidence for Everyone: How to use evidence for health and wellness decisions (34) 06/23/2022
Healthcare Evidence for Everyone: How to use evidence for health and wellness decisions (34) Tune in as Dr. Jacqueline Hoying and Dr. Inga Zadvinskis, two leaders from The Ohio State University College of Nursing’s Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare, speak to how they and their colleagues assist the public in how to identify legitimate and credible information and evidence for health and wellness decisions. As leaders of the institute’s Community Core, they share more about what the core does, why it is important and how it connects with the greater community. Listeners will also hear about how easily myths and misinformation are spread, what health website or websites are recommend for consumers, and learn about ways to identify a trustworthy website for health information.
info_outline Cultural Diversity Committee: A response to the need for diversity and inclusion in the workplace 04/20/2022
Cultural Diversity Committee: A response to the need for diversity and inclusion in the workplace In addition to caring for critical care patients on their unit, Kahlia Anderson and Philip Grudowski are also both members of their unit’s Cultural Diversity Committee. Listen in as they share about the committee’s involvement with diversity and inclusion both at Ohio State and on their unit and how that in turn has created a safe space to educate on diversity, equity, inclusion in the workplace.
info_outline EBP QuickStart: Why is evidence-based practice so important for nursing? (32) 03/16/2022
EBP QuickStart: Why is evidence-based practice so important for nursing? (32) Holly Chignolli, associate director of nursing evidence-based practice and standards at OSU Wexner Medical Center, and Samantha Warren, staff nurses at Ohio State’s Ross Heart Hospital, join us for our ongoing series on evidence-based practice and the important role nurses play in using research and learnings to improve care and outcomes for both patients and clinicians. Tune in to listen more about the educational programs available at Ohio State to help nurses incorporate best practices into their everyday role at the bedside.
info_outline Being Your Own Nurse: How to Relieve Stress with a Self-Care Plan (31) 02/15/2022
Being Your Own Nurse: How to Relieve Stress with a Self-Care Plan (31) Nursing has always been centered around patients and their families, but the pandemic shifted us to more of a public health focus. Listen in as one of Ohio State’s clinical nurse specialists outlines key interventions nurses and other healthcare workers can implement as part of a self-care plan: breathing, intentional conversation and movement. Tune in to learn more about how crucial it is to build these skills and sustain resilience as nurses and frontline healthcare workers around the globe continue to practice through this pandemic.
info_outline Sustainability: Two Nurses Fight Climate Change Where They Work 01/11/2022
Sustainability: Two Nurses Fight Climate Change Where They Work Clinicians may not always see their potential impact on sustainability in health care, but all team members can be a part of the movement to fight climate change where you work. Listen in as two of Ohio State’s nurses speak to a recent sustainability project where staff implemented the use of reusable tubs to decrease single-use plastic bag usage for patient belongings. Learn more about this project and programs are available Ohio State to help others get involved with the fight against climate change.
info_outline Brief Emotional Support Team: Simply the BEST Healthcare Peer-Support Model (29) 11/15/2021
Brief Emotional Support Team: Simply the BEST Healthcare Peer-Support Model (29) Listeners will learn about The OSU STAR Program's Brief Emotional Support Team (BEST) program - the program introduces evidence-based techniques to equip professionals in effectively responding in a crisis while also engaging in skills that build resilience to cope with chronic exposure to stress. Tune in to hear more about how this peer-support model creates a culture of compassion and helps staff learn to care for each other in the demanding, difficult, harrowing and crucial work they do each day.
info_outline Moving Learning to the Bedside: An Introduction to Nursing Evidence-Based Practice (28) 10/18/2021
Moving Learning to the Bedside: An Introduction to Nursing Evidence-Based Practice (28) Listen in to learn more about the important role of nursing evidence-based practice (EBP) and how it’s changing patient care at the bedside. Listeners will hear how these learnings are brought to the bedside and what the benefit is for patients. On the fence about getting involved in EBP work? Tune in to hear advice directly from two of our Buckeye Nurses and learn about potential opportunities to become involved in EBP.
info_outline Patient Care in a Global Pandemic: Telehealth Rises to the Challenge (27) 09/20/2021
Patient Care in a Global Pandemic: Telehealth Rises to the Challenge (27) With the COVID-19 pandemic drastically limiting in-person contact and appointments, healthcare providers had turn to a new tool—telehealth—to deliver care. Telehealth had multiple benefits during the pandemic by expanding access to care, reducing disease exposure for staff and patients, preserving scarce PPE supplies and reducing patient demand on facilities. Listen in to hear more about the benefits and obstacles of this new avenue of care as well as its impacts on the future landscape of health care.
info_outline Nursing Government Affairs: Mobilizing nurses to become active in government and community affairs (26) 08/24/2021
Nursing Government Affairs: Mobilizing nurses to become active in government and community affairs (26) Listen in to hear directly from two of Ohio State's most recent Nursing Government Affairs fellowship participants. Learn more about the advocate and fellowship program, some of the projects completed through these programs, and why it is important for bedside nurses to be involved in advocacy work. Listeners will also learn about various ways to become involved in the program and additional avenues of advocacy.
info_outline Study Finds Nurses' Physical, Mental Health Connected To Preventable Medical Errors (25) 07/27/2021
Study Finds Nurses' Physical, Mental Health Connected To Preventable Medical Errors (25) Listen in as Ohio State College of Nursing Dean Bernadette Melnyk, the lead author of this recent study, shares how the evidence shows nurses’ physical, mental health is connected to preventable medical errors. This episode covers the ins and outs of the study itself and also showcases how the research supports the movement toward organizational cultures placing more focus on employee wellness and personal well-being.
info_outline Coming Full Circle: From Caring for OSU's First COVID-19 Patient to Giving Shots of Hope for the Community (24) 06/21/2021
Coming Full Circle: From Caring for OSU's First COVID-19 Patient to Giving Shots of Hope for the Community (24) March 19 marked one year since the Ohio State Medical Intensive Care (MICU) team cared for their first COVID-19 positive patient. Every day since, the team has been caring for our most critically ill COVID-19 patients. The team wanted to see the pandemic come full circle and do their part by administering vaccinations to the community that could have saved the lives of patients they lost.
info_outline Nurses and Community Service: Work That Fuels the Soul (23) 05/27/2021
Nurses and Community Service: Work That Fuels the Soul (23) Whether it's providing health screenings at community events, giving advice on diet or exercise, or educating the public on the importance of hand washing and vaccinations - nurses everywhere help improve community health in their capacity as engaged community members. While the majority of this occurs after the end of their shift, nurses just see it as all in a day's work. That's the calling of nursing.
info_outline Ohio State's Buckeye Paws: Furry Frontline Friends to the Rescue (22) 05/12/2021
Ohio State's Buckeye Paws: Furry Frontline Friends to the Rescue (22) Working in healthcare, staff anxiety levels can be intense at times. Add in an unprecedented global pandemic and well, stressed may be an understatement. The Buckeye Paws program at Ohio State is a therapy dog program designed to support the faculty, staff and students at the medical center. Listen in to hear more about how these furry friends - technically employees - help bring staff to a more stable state, especially after high-stress situations.
info_outline On the Way Up: Ohio State’s Nursing Clinical Ladder Program Elevates Careers and Patient Care (21) 04/14/2021
On the Way Up: Ohio State’s Nursing Clinical Ladder Program Elevates Careers and Patient Care (21) At Ohio State, the Clinical Ladder program recognizes and rewards staff nurses for their clinical expertise in delivering direct care to patients. In applying to this program, nurses have the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in areas of clinical management, educational activities and research. Listen in to this episode to hear directly from three of OSU's Clinical Ladder nurses as they walk us through the program, application process and the benefits of becoming a Clinical Ladder nurse.
info_outline Caring for the Incarcerated Patient: The System Within the System (20) 03/29/2021
Caring for the Incarcerated Patient: The System Within the System (20) One of the staff nurses from the Corrections Unit at the medical center's University Hospital walks listeners through the different factors of providing patient care to the inmate population in a hospital setting. Learn about correctional nurses prioritizing clinical and correctional elements, safety and security, providing compassionate care, and how corrections units quickly became COVID-19 units through the pandemic.
info_outline Sepsis: The Equal Opportunity Silent Killer (19) 03/15/2021
Sepsis: The Equal Opportunity Silent Killer (19) According to the CDC, sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It is a life-threatening medical emergency. Sepsis happens when an infection you already have triggers a chain reaction throughout your body and without timely treatment, it can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. Listen in to hear from one of Ohio State's clinical nurse specialists as she covers the sepsis basics, the clinician's role in getting ahead of it and how even COVID-19 can come into play.
info_outline Buckeye [Certified] Nurses Rock: Offering Expert Nursing Care through Certification (18) 03/02/2021
Buckeye [Certified] Nurses Rock: Offering Expert Nursing Care through Certification (18) In this episode, you'll hear from the program manager of Ohio State's Health System Magnet program, as she discusses nursing certification, what it means and the benefits for both patients and nurses. Listen in to also hear directly from two of Ohio State staff nurses as they share their thoughts on certification and share words of advice for bedside nurses interested in becoming certified.
info_outline Hidden in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking and Health Care (17) 02/25/2021
Hidden in Plain Sight: Human Trafficking and Health Care (17) Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide – including right here in the United States. And unfortunately one of the hot spots is right here in Central Ohio. Listen in as two of our Buckeye Nurses highlight key indicators of human trafficking victims and how health care workers should respond in those situations. Listeners will also learn more about how we can support these victims from a non-healthcare role.
info_outline Ohio State Offers Promising New Infusion Therapy for COVID-19 Patients (16) 02/02/2021
Ohio State Offers Promising New Infusion Therapy for COVID-19 Patients (16) Listen in to learn more about a new infusion therapy available for COVID-19 patients at Ohio State. Two nurse leaders from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center share more about this new treatment, including eligibility, potential risks and side effects, initial outcomes and the potential impact it's had on capacity issues within the hospital system. Listeners will also hear details about how Ohio State rolled out this new therapy in its outpatient settings.
info_outline Live Well, Be Well: Focusing on Employee Wellness through COVID-19 (15) 12/11/2020
Live Well, Be Well: Focusing on Employee Wellness through COVID-19 (15) In this episode, you’ll learn about how Ohio State is addressing burnout and promoting resiliency through regular wellness programming. One of OSU's experts on wellness outlines how these types of programs are having to evolve through the COVID-19 pandemic and why these types of programs are more important now than ever. Tune in to learn more about the programs available, virtual resources and some key tips and takeaways to keep your well-being at the forefront.
info_outline The Opioid Crisis and the Role of the RN (14) 11/19/2020
The Opioid Crisis and the Role of the RN (14) In this episode, you’ll learn more about severity of the opioid epidemic both in Ohio and across the country. Two of Ohio State’s clinical nurse specialists outline nursing’s role related to pain management and how it’s changed, especially in light of the opioid crisis. Tune in to learn more about pain management alternatives to prescription medications and where the experts see pain management practices and policies headed next.
info_outline A Nurse Adopt a Classroom Story: East Hospital and Eastgate Elementary(13) 09/23/2020
A Nurse Adopt a Classroom Story: East Hospital and Eastgate Elementary(13) Learn more about how nurses at Ohio State’s East Hospital worked to impact the social determinants of health by influencing children living in the surrounding neighborhood. Nurse leaders outline how nurses volunteered to adopt classrooms from nearby Eastgate Elementary School and partnered with teachers to provide regular healthcare experiences in classroom. Tune in to learn more about implementing a program like this, the outcomes of this particular group and plans for the future of this program at OSU.
info_outline The Ins and Outs of a Total Artificial Heart (12) 09/09/2020
The Ins and Outs of a Total Artificial Heart (12) In this episode, we hear directly from two surgical nurse practitioners with Ohio State’s Ross Heart Hospital as they outline the Total Artificial Heart treatment. Learn more about the device itself, the type of patient that would warrant this treatment, as well as the patient risks and outcomes resulting from this cardiac device.
info_outline Outcomes of Water Birth in a U.S. Hospital-based Midwifery Practice (11) 08/26/2020
Outcomes of Water Birth in a U.S. Hospital-based Midwifery Practice (11) An Ohio State nurse midwife shares more about a study completed to generate evidence regarding maternal and neonatal outcomes related to water immersion in labor and during birth. Learn more about the results of this study, which suggests waterbirth, when attended by qualified intrapartum care providers in hospital settings in the US, is a reasonable option for low-risk women and neonates. *At the time of this recording, Emily Neiman was a practicing CNM at OSU. She is now faculty at OSU College of Nursing.
info_outline Developing a Nurse Mentorship Program in the PCU Float Pool (10) 08/10/2020
Developing a Nurse Mentorship Program in the PCU Float Pool (10) In this episode, we hear directly from three Ohio State nurses who are developing a nurse mentorship in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU) Float Pool. Learn more about some of the key factors and logistics to consider in developing and implementing a nurse mentorship program in your area, as well as some of the projected outcomes and benefits from having an established program like this.
info_outline SANE: More Than Just an Examination - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (9) 07/21/2020
SANE: More Than Just an Examination - Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (9) In this episode, we talk with two of Ohio State’s Certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) about the important role they play in patient care, especially in an emergency room setting. SANE nurses have completed specialized education and clinical preparation in the medical forensic care of patients who have experienced sexual assault or abuse. Hear directly from the experts as they debunk common myths around sexual assault and outline how these nursing experts serve from the bedside to the courtroo
info_outline Caring Through Violence: A Trauma Informed Care Approach (8) 06/23/2020
Caring Through Violence: A Trauma Informed Care Approach (8) In this episode, you'll hear directly from clinical experts at Ohio State on the concept of trauma-informed care (TIC) as they talk through the critical nuances that come with caring for patients whose life experiences entail varying levels of trauma - whether recent, childhood, or ongoing. Listeners will learn more about TIC including outlining contributing factors, how it translates into practice, available resources, and the benefits and positives impacts of approaching patient care using this method.
info_outline IV Pump Externalization for COVID+ Patients in the Intensive Care Setting (7) 06/03/2020
IV Pump Externalization for COVID+ Patients in the Intensive Care Setting (7) In this episode, you'll hear directly from Critical Care nurse leaders at Ohio State about a pilot developed to externalize IV pumps from COVID-19+ patient rooms in an effort to improve infection prevention and also conserve personal protective equipment (PPE). Listeners will learn more about this innovative pilot, how the change was implemented throughout the intensive care units, what obstacles the group faced, how they addressed them, and how clinical staff received the change in practice.
info_outline Second Victims Phenomenon (6) 05/21/2020
Second Victims Phenomenon (6) In this episode, OSU Wexner Medical Center's Chief Nurse Executive, Cheryl Hoying, discusses second victim phenomenon, especially among healthcare workers. Learn more about the phenomenon, how it affects nurses and other clinicians, and the trends in reporting and seeking help. Listeners will also learn more about what makes an ideal second victims program and how organizations are addressing this growing concern.
info_outline COVID-19: The Response at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (5) 05/12/2020
COVID-19: The Response at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (5) In this episode, you'll learn more about the coronavirus, or COVID-19, including how it spreads, available testing methods, and ways to keep yourself and your family safe as a healthcare worker. Epidemiology and Infection Disease experts from Ohio State also share more information about personal protective equipment (PPE) and efforts to conserve products to keep patients and healthcare workers safe through this global pandemic.