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June 3, 2019
Preventing Suicide Among Nurses with Molly Hillig Rodriguez
This week we are joined by Molly Hillig Rodriguez, RN, BSN, MPH, CEO of Empower Yourself Coaching. She reached out to Adrianne to discuss the very sensitive, yet important topic of suicide among nurses and how we work to prevent this tragedy. According to an article from Nurse.org, nurses are four times more likely to commit suicide than individuals not working in healthcare (Yazdi, 2017). The combination of physical, emotional, mental and financial stressors is a real threat to the well-being of our frontline healthcare providers. Molly and Adrianne discuss the imperative need for suicide prevention programs in healthcare institutions and the much-needed involvement of nurse leaders. They highlight ways leaders can reduce suicide risk among nursing staff, how individuals can identify signs of increased suicide risk, and how to be a support to someone who is struggling. Molly also provides some great resources to give each of you a boost of empowerment and education on how to maintain mental health. On the Nursing Uncensored website, you’ll find an information page provided by Molly regarding the content of this conversation and some helpful resources for you. In the episode, Molly mentions three additional resources for you to check out: The School of Greatness - Lewis Howes https://lewishowes.com/sogpodcast/ Rise (podcast) - Rachel Hollis https://open.spotify.com/show/7IjK2aH3JBpI7nzqGrN6o0 The 5-Second Rule - Mel Robins https://melrobbins.com/blog/five-elements-5-second-rule/ -------------------------------------------------------------------- Crisis Resources If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call 911 immediately. If you are in crisis or are experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273 TALK (8255) If you’re uncomfortable talking on the phone, you can also text NAMI to 741-741 to be connected to a free, trained crisis counselor on the Crisis Text Line. Find more info on Molly and Empower Yourself Coaching at http://empoweryourselfcoaching.org/ Insta: @_mollyrodriguez Citations Yazdi, M. (2017, September 28). Suicide In Nursing: Much More Common Than You Think. Retrieved from https://nurse.org/articles/suicide-rates-high-for-female-nurses/ Copyright-free background music is: Always Be My Unicorn by Freedom Trail Studio from YouTube Audio Library
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56 min
May 20, 2019
Student Loan Repayment with Travis Hornsby, CFA.
In this episode, Adrianne is talking money - specifically student loan repayment - a topic that has most of us fresh graduates totally stressed out. Since Adrianne is one of the stressed out masses, she’s having a conversation with expert and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Travis Hornsby, founder of studentloanplanner.com. He and Adrianne discuss a number of topics including, but not limited to, Federal vs private loan repayment strategy, the public service loan forgiveness program (PSLF), and refinancing student loans. While this show primarily focuses on the lives of Registered Nurses, this financial information can be helpful to any health science graduates - including nurses, chiropractors, physicians, dentists, etc. They discuss basic financial repayment concepts as well as specific tools to help you on your journey to repayment. Below are some links to help you on your way. If you visit Travis and his crew at studentloanplanner.com you will also find free access to his Student Loan Calculator https://www.studentloanplanner.com/free-student-loan-calculator/ Also here is more information on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program: https://www.studentloanplanner.com/public-service-loan-forgiveness/
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54 min
May 6, 2019
Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation Grand Challenge with Jaime Dawson MPH
Happy National Nurses Week to everyone in the Nursing Uncensored universe! Adrianne is excited to welcome Jaime Dawson, MPH, the Director of Program Operations for the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge and Innovation at the American Nurses Association. Jaime’s past programmatic work at the ANA has included occupational safety and health topics, such as safe patient handling and mobility, healthcare worker vaccination, violence prevention, and sharps safety. She attended George Washington University’s School of Public Health and Health Services and earned a Master’s of Public Health degree with a focus on environmental and occupational health. Jaime and Adrianne discuss the health status of nurses in the United States, the mission and functions of the ANA, and they highlight resources and ways to get involved with the HNHN™ Grand Challenge. Please keep reading for helpful links and information. If this episode has inspired you to get involved with this wonderful challenge, Adrianne would love to know about it. Drop a comment or email nursinguncensoredpodcast@gmail.com or use the Contact Us page on the website at Nursinguncensored.com Thanks again to Jaime and the American Nurses Association for reaching out. ANA 2019 National Nurses Week Webinar Nurses4Us: Elevating the Profession! (Free Webinar) Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 https://www.nursingworld.org/continuing-education/webinars/2019-national-nurses-week-webinar-free-webinar/ Learn more about the American Nurses Association at Nursingworld.org Facebook: @AmericanNursesAssociaiton Twitter: @ANANursingWorld Instagram: @ANANursingWorld National Nurses Week Hashtag: #NursesWeek Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) Twitter: @HealthyNurseUSA HNHN: @HealthyNurseUSA HNHN hashtag: #HealthyNurse background music: Lightning Bug by Geographer YouTube Audio Library
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38 min
April 22, 2019
Food Prep for Nurses ft. Brad McLaughlin
Brad is back and we're talking about preparing food for a three-day-stretch of 12-hour shifts. We cover tips and tricks for food prep and preservation, how nurses show love with potlucks, and Brad's food-related side gig with Pampered Chef. Then we set up mics in Brad's kitchen and cook an easy freezer breakfast/brunch meal and let you listen in...sort of. You'll see. Don't miss it. And if you're interested in becoming a Pampered Chef consultant, hosting an online party, or purchasing some awesome kitchen swag, you can find Brad here: https://www.pamperedchef.com/pws/bmclaughlin1 Tell him Nursing Uncensored sent you. nursinguncensored.com background music: How It Began by SIlent Partner Mirror Mirror by Diamond Ortiz Price Check by Freedom Trail Studio All obtained through YouTube Audio Library
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62 min
April 8, 2019
Night Shift Myths: Throwback Episode ft. Andrew Craig
This episode is taking us back to August of 2017 when Nursing Uncensored was still called Med Room Chronicles: Nursing Uncensored. This episode was lost in the cloud til recently. So Adrianne polished it up and is presenting it here for your amusement. Andrew and Adrianne talk about common myths held about nurses working the night shift. Night nurses can’t help but cringe when folks say to us “you must love how quiet night shift is, with all the patients sleeping”. Um, not exactly. This episode lays out some 3rd shift truths - but make no mistake, we love our staff on all shifts - we can’t do this without each other. Listeners beware, this was recorded via phone while Andrew was speeding down a Midwestern Interstate. The quality is not what we’ve grown into here at Nursing Uncensored, but this conversation was so good, it couldn’t be lost in a vault forever. nursinguncensored.com Check out our merch shop for stickers, buttons, and digital art. etsy.me/NUMerchShop Background music: Slip by Geographer from YouTube Audio Library
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48 min
March 25, 2019
Poop Clean-up ProTips with Craig of Keep It Real RN
Adrianne is joined again by Craig of the popular nursing brand Keep It Real RN. This is their followup to the last episode about some of their most nightmareish poop cleanup situations. They're back to teach you how to go from massive poopstravaganza to squeaky clean patient with as little stress as possible for everyone involved. This episode is gross, funny, informative, and destinated to make you a poop cleaning superstar. Since we are talking about poop very candidly, please be sure you're in an appropriate place to listen. Find more of Craig's content at https://keepitrealrn.com/ Listen to Adrianne's first episode with Craig here: https://www.nursinguncensored.com/episodes/2019/3/1/the-poopisode-ft-craig-of-keep-it-real-rn
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56 min
March 20, 2019
Nursing School Clinical Tips
Nursing schools start clinicals at all different times of the year, so it's as good a time as any to run through Adrianne's top 10 tips to get you through this experience. Many nursing programs require between 200-300 clinical hours to get you graduated, so why not harness the behaviors and tips to get you through with confidence and your health mostly intact. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but these are the basics that Adrianne believes will set you up for clinical success. If you like what you hear, share this list with someone you know at any point in their nursing clinicals journey. nursinguncensored.com Copyright-free background music obtained from YouTube Audio Library: Wolf Kisses by Otis McDonald
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30 min
March 1, 2019
Poopisode ft. Craig of Keep It Real RN
By poopular demand, Adrianne and Craig bring you the long-awaited episode on an inevitability of bedside nursing: cleaning up poop. This discussion is not for the weak-stomached, but if you appreciate some good poop puns, turd tales and fecal follies you're in for a treat. Above all, though we laugh at the ridiculousness of human excretion, please know that Nursing Uncensored and Keep It Real RN urge you to treat every patient with dignity and compassion. It's also ok to laugh sometimes as a form of coping with this unique profession. If you'd like to see more of Craig's content, visit: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/KeepItRealRN Twitter: https://twitter.com/keepitrealrn?lang=en Check out a poop-related blog post about fecal management system basics: https://www.nursinguncensored.com/blog/2017/2/13/nurseprotips-leak-free-flexi-seal-rectal-tube
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59 min
February 9, 2019
A Conversation with Tina of Good Nurse Bad Nurse
In this episode. you’ll hear my half of the cross-over collab I did with Tina of the medical true crime podcast Good Nurse Bad Nurse. This conversation is great because we get to talk about the Good Nurse Bad Nurse podcast and get to know a little bit about the podcaster behind the mic. We discuss our journeys in podcasting, medical true crime, some of our favorite podcast support groups, goals for the GNBN podcast and more. Tina is a delight to talk to, as you'll hear in this episode. Go subscribe to Good Nurse Bad Nurse if you haven’t already. I can’t wait to hear the episode I joined in on….it was a lot of fun to record. If you’re a new listener and you’re here because you already love GNBN, let me know in the comments section or on social media. nursinguncensored.com goodnursebadnurse.podbean.com Background music: Fresh Healthy Perspectives by Birocratic (YouTube Audio Library)
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37 min
January 26, 2019
Dan DiMonte The Kitchen Table Sessions @ NUHQ: Pt. 3
This is the third installment in the longest three-part special ever. Adrianne and Dan finish their drinks and this conversation that, in real time, was almost 4 hours long. Here we have just the highlights as they discuss pet peeves, empowering patients, and making notes before doctor's appointments. It's always a great time when Dan's involved and perhaps things got a little goofy. You be the judge. Check out more Dan at DanDiMonte.com
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42 min
January 12, 2019
Dan Dimonte: The Kitchen Table Sessions @ NUHQ: Pt. 2
In this long overdue episode, we get back to my conversation with Dan DiMonte, travel-nurse-turned-per-diem-nurse, about loads of things while we enjoy some frosty beverages at my kitchen table. We topic-hop and touch on travelers desiring roots, staffing ratios and union issues, premium healthcare, and poisoning the well during patient report. We also touch on direct language in a medical setting, how to meet patients where they are, and what that means. There is one more part to this marathon conversation. If you're not subscribed, please do so you won't miss any content, including the grand finale with dan. Check out Dan's musical side at www.dandimonte.com Intro and Outro song is: Kamogawa Dreaming by South London HiFi Obtained from the YouTube Audio Library www.nursinguncensored.com
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68 min
December 18, 2018
Dan DiMonte: The Kitchen Table Sessions @ NUHQ: Pt. 1
An old pal of the show, nurse and touring multi-instrumentalist Dan DiMonte stepped into the Nursing Uncensored Headquarters for a little kitchen-table-chat and a cocktail or two. In this very long, late-night conversation, we covered so much - too much for one episode. In part one, we tackle a listener question about how Dan maintains relationships of all sorts while on the road - both from the nurse and musician's perspectives. We talk about what it means to 'catch up' with old friends who follow our every move online, the amount of effort various relationships require, and the similarities between nursing and improvisational jazz. If you know us, no topic is off limits and no segue is too much of a stretch. Listen in and then go catch up with the musical side of Dan at https://www.dandimonte.com/ for more nursing conversations go to nursinguncensored.com
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47 min
November 24, 2018
End-of-life Care Discussion with Dorothy
Dorothy returns once for her 4th Nursing Uncensored Appearance! Actually, this is the second half of our hours-long discussion. You heard the first half in the episode, Dorothy the Medical Examiner Investigator Returns. In this episode, her and I break down palliative care vs hospice. We discuss what they are and the differences between the two, work on dispelling myths and explain benefits. We also talk about the American relationship, or lack of, with death. We venture into what death looks like and how family members can be involved in the care provided at end-of-life. Dorothy gives us a book recommendation on the topic of America and the development of the funeral industry: The American Way of Death by Jessica Mitford (not sponsored). We do a PSA for Advanced Directives - if you're an adult with a beating heart, you need one. We talk about end-of-life cultural considerations in the hospital, as well as briefly dip our toes into the topic of Death with Dignity and human euthanasia. If that isn't enough, I'm sure there is more we've forgotten to list here. Enjoy your journey into getting more familiar with one of the few things that unite us all, death. nursinguncensored.com
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91 min
November 20, 2018
Where the *bleep* Has Adrianne Been?
Adrianne is back with a quick update on all the behind-the-scenes happenings keeping her away from the mic the last several weeks. Listen in as she talks about her Fall Prevention and Community Health Practicum and gives you helpful gift ideas for your older loved ones. Don't get Aunt Jan another fruit basket. Give the Gift of Safety. Adrianne also rattles on about her most recent paper-writing process. This is just one way of writing papers and it's a bit non-traditional, shall we say? Also, learn how you can help support Nursing Uncensored as it continues to grow and evolve. Thanks for listening. Happy Nursing! nursinguncensored.com
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30 min
October 3, 2018
Dorothy the Medical Examiner Investigator Returns
Trigger warning: In this episode, we talk in detail about topics some people may find traumatic. We will be taking about dead bodies, autopsy, crimes, suicide and other graphic topics. No personal patient information is revealed. If you've made it this far, welcome to Season 3 of Nursing Uncensored. It's October so Adrianne will be celebrating Halloween and creepy things all month long. In that spirit, Adrianne invited back Dorothy, Medical Examiner Investigator to talk about her job in greater detail. She walks us through her role in both a hospital death and a community death investigation. We talk about the circumstances and processes involved with autopsy and decomposition of the human body. We also give some book recommendations for those of you who want to read more about the Medical Examiner role. Join us for this creepy and informative conversation. nursinguncensored.com song: Fresno Alley by Josh Lippy & the Overtimers from YouTube Audio Library
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58 min
August 19, 2018
Must-have iOS Apps for Nurses & Nursing Students: Pt 3
Now that Adrianne has helped you fill up all that extra memory on your iPhone with the previous 18 apps, she's got 9 more for you! In part three, she shares the last nursing-related apps in her folder. But never fear, this app-queen will probably find and share more with you as the semester rolls on. In this episode she talks about 1. Stethoscope 2. Eko 3. Castle Branch 4. Palliative Care 5. Moon Plus 6. AHRQ ePSS 7. NurseGrid 8. Calm 9. Khan Academy This is not a sponsored video. Music: Soul Brother by Bruno E. (YouTube Audio Library)
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16 min
August 18, 2018
Must-have iOS Apps for Nurses & Nursing Students: Pt. 2
She's baaaack! Adrianne is here with 9 more iOS apps that she loves and thinks you will, too! In the second installment of this three-part series, she breaks down some textbook companion apps, a few others that have served her well and a fun one at the end. Be sure to stick around for the third and final part of this series. This is not a sponsored video. In this episode, Adrianne covers 1. Mosby's Pocket Guide to Nursing Skills & Procedures 2. Clinical Companion to Medical-Surgical Nursing 3. Manual of Nursing Diagnosis 4. Medscape 5. Eponyms 6. Lab Values ++ 7. MDCalc 8. FastFacts 9. Figure1 For more content, please visit www.nursinguncensored.com
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16 min
August 16, 2018
Must-have iOS Apps for Nurses & Nursing Students: Pt 1
This episode is the first in a three-part series of Adrianne's favorite nursing-related iOS apps. Here she breaks down the first 9, in no particular order (actually just the order they happen to be in on her phone). She'll outline the perks, general cost and try to convince you that you need them, too.  If you'd like to see a video version of this episode, check it out at: https://www.nursinguncensored.com/nuvids/ This is not a sponsored video. In this episode, Adrianne talks about: 1.Passy-Muir TrachTools 2. O2 Calculator 3. ScrubCheats 4. NRSNG Clinical Library 5. IBM Micromedex Drug Info 6. IBM Micromedex IV Drug Compatibility 7. IVCalc 8. Omnimedex 9. Quizlet Stick around for parts 2 and 3, with 9 more iOS apps each just for you!
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21 min
August 12, 2018
Prep Tips: the Last Weeks of Summer Before Nursing School
In this episode, Adrianne revisits a blog post in audio form. She's going to share 10 tips on how to best spend your time preparingin those final days and weeks before nursing school. She'd love to just tell you to kick back by the pool until the final minutes of summer have ticked down, but there is just too. much. to. do. If you want to see the original blog post from June 2018, go to https://www.nursinguncensored.com/blog/prenursingprep for more content including back-to-school visit https://www.nursinguncensored.com Music: Mizuki by Bad Snacks | YouTube Audio Library
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13 min
August 9, 2018
20 Must-Have iOS Apps for College Students | Adrianne's Favorites
In this short episode, Adrianne digs into her iPhone to share her 20 favorite, must-have apps for anyone taking college classes. These are not nursing specific apps, but that episode is in the works just for you. If you'd like to see these general school apps in Adrianne's super nerdy spreadsheet with pros/cons and other details, go over and check out the blog here: https://www.nursinguncensored.com/blog/2018/8/5/adriannes-favorite-ios-apps-for-all-college-students Happy Nursing folks!
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24 min
August 4, 2018
LPN to DNP: the Story of Nurse Lo
This week Adrianne wakes her friend, night nurse and DNP, Nurse Lo from her slumber to bring you the dish on the DNP life. They cover a lot of ground including the trajectory of Lo's career from LPN straight through to DNP with no breaks. She also talks about what it's like to do it all as a mom. They also discuss: -types of NP programs and testing organizations -NP clinical experiences -favorite apps and resource books for practice -the spirit of learning from each other ...and Adrianne talks about her favorite apps - but these are just the tip of the iceberg. Wanna hear a full episode on her crazy nursing app collection? Leave a comment. ;) Thanks for listening! Subscribe and share. We love ratings on iTunes. Write one and we'll read it on the show. If you're interested in the books Lo cites as favorites: Robbins and Cotran - Pathologic Basis of Disease Danes, Scheibel and Baumann - Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care Chapman and Habif - Skin Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment Fitzherald - Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination and Practice Preparation *This is not sponsored content. song: Anno Domini Beats - "Welcome"
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54 min
July 26, 2018
What's in My Nursing Work Bag?
Well, folks, today we're digging through Adrianne's giant bag that she drags to her job as an intermediate pulmonary nurse. Unlike the very anti-climactic 'What's in My Pockets?" episode from a while back, this time she's got way more to dig through. You see, she's what you call an overpacker. Reserve your judgement as you listen and then go clean out your own bag, locker, car, or whatever. nursinguncensored.com Music during this episode: Cut Trance - Cephelopod by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100273 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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13 min
July 20, 2018
Adventures of a Travel Nurse Pt 2
This week we dive back into my marathon call with my good friend and travel nurse Lindsay Dingbaum. Since we can get our gab on like pros, we covered a LOT of information like... -The multifaceted nature of a nurse's emotions -Advice for new travellers -Narcotics and end-of-life-care: a nurse's discomfort -Dealing with undesirable assignments -Getting used to a new place as a traveller -Designer scrubs (yes, we go there again) ...and a million other little things on our minds. (Warning: we may cry again and also we get fast and loose with the cursewords, so beware) Happy Nursing, folks! Subscribe, like, share, comment!
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84 min
July 12, 2018
A Travel Nurse (and Her Adventure Muppet)
This week you're dropping in on the conversation Adrianne had with her old pal Lindsay, a traveling nurse and cool human that she can literally talk to for hours and hours on end. They talk about a million things in this episode including how Lindsay caught the travel bug, weighing the pros and cons of different contracts and locations, her adventure dog, licensing for travelers, and getting tricked into wiping butts of patients who really can do it themselves. There's never a dull moment here on Nursing Uncensored Thanks for listening! nursinguncensored.com
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67 min
July 7, 2018
My First Patient Funeral
Adrianne takes a serious moment to reflect on her decision to attend the funeral of a patient. It is a first for her, despite her early-career decision not to ever attend such an event. Listen to this unedited personal commentary. Thanks for listening. Despite a heavy heart, I still wish you Happy Nursing. nursinguncensored.com
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4 min
June 21, 2018
Talking with a Medical Examiner Investigator Pt. 2
I think part two of my talk with Dorothy is as profound as it is irreverent. Dorothy explains how people die as they lived and we ponder elements of 'a good death'. We absolutely must address the need for a morbid sense of humor in high-stress, high-trauma fields, as evidenced by almost every joke we crack. Then we dig deeper into her work as a medical examiner investigator and explore the classification system used to document death by the Medical Examiner. Other topics we discuss include: Working as an OR nurse Considerations for choosing a healthcare provider and the story of once when Adrianne was gut-punched by a patient. Never a dull moment with Nurse Dorothy. Listen and see for yourself! Please like, subscribe and share! Happy Nursing! nursinguncensored.com
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48 min
June 15, 2018
Talking with a Medical Examiner Investigator Pt. 1
In this episode, Adrianne is joined by nurse and medical examiner investigator, Dorothy. She's lived a very interesting nursing life so far and has such great perspective on being an advocate for all patients. Dorothy is going to tell us all about her days in the Operating Room, home hospice and how she goes about investigating the deaths of people all over her county. NSFW but, boy, is this interesting. Pt 1 of 2. If you like us, subscribe and share! nursinguncensored.com
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67 min
June 8, 2018
Calling Patients Wrong Names, Relationships with Management, and Report Styles
Welcome to the first episode under our (sort of) new name: Nursing Uncensored. Adrianne is giving the website a makeover, so head over to nursinguncensored.com and do some oooh-ing and ahhh-ing at the new design. Then come back and check out this new episode. In this conversation between Adrianne and old pal Andrew Craig they topic-hop, as usual. They discuss the horrors of calling a patient by the wrong name, more comparisons between day and night shift (since Andrew has officially been working days), relationships with management, and personal preferences in getting and giving report. If you've been paying attention, you will also know that they talk about a hundred other little things along the way. Like, subscribe, share. Happy Nursing!
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54 min
May 31, 2018
Dan DiMonte Returns Pt 2: Perks of Nurse Schedules, Oversaturation of Travelers and Special Connections with Patients.
After editing their 3+ hour cross-country conversation, we've got 45 more delightful minutes with MRC friend and travel nurse, Dan DiMonte. In the second part of this conversation, Adrianne and Dan discuss: *the scheduling perks of working as a per diem nurse *the oversaturation of travel nurses in some places *Adrianne's thoughts on her first experience as a New Hire Preceptor *how nursing is helping Dan chase his musical dreams *special connections with patients Join us, subscribe and share! SUBSCRIBE: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG: http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT Light by KV https://soundcloud.com/kvmusicprod Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/g6j0TrnuRBc
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48 min
May 25, 2018
Dan DiMonte Returns Pt 1: Pondering Medical TV Shows, Indwelling Catheter Alternatives, and Musical Interludes
Travel nurse Dan DiMonte returns for the longest recording in MRC history (don't worry, we've distilled it down to the best parts). Adrianne and Dan sit down for a morning chat and chai which turned into afternoon tea. In part 1, they discuss a wide range of topics including: *the automation of nursing *indwelling catheter alternatives *Dan takes a terrible patient assignment *the effects of Med TV shows on patient perceptions *shitty trash cans and Dan may have accidentally created the new talent portion of the show. Join us for all this and more!
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64 min
May 10, 2018
Be Taken Seriously as a Baby-Faced Nurse
It's hard enough for young nurses to establish authority in their practice without their appearances making it worse. This is especially true when caring for patients who are their parents or grandparents age. In this episode, Adrianne lays down 5 ProTips for being seen as more than just a baby-face to your adult patients. She speaks from experience, starting her bedside work when she was only 24 (and looked 18), being regularly questioned by patients - "are you old enough to do that?" These 5 simple tips will help you find subtle ways to appear like an in-control professional adult nurse. www.medroomchronicles.com
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7 min
April 30, 2018
Designer Scrubs, Favorite tools, Poop, Drug Diversion, and more...
Andrew is back from his internet hiatus to join Adrianne for a discussion that is as all over the place as a confused patient in a low bed. They topic hop from designer scrubs and the social and professional implications, their favorite tools on the unit, plans for a poop-tastic future episode and the ever-serious topic of drug diversion by nurses. They also talk about a bunch of other miscellaneous things on their minds despite the internet cutting out a few times. medroomchronicles.com LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG: http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT Music: Don't Hold Back - Great Scott (copyright free music) https://goo.gl/2j3R1K
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75 min
April 9, 2018
Guardians of Sleep
A technology revolution occured in the MRC HQ with the purchase of a new mic. The Blue Yeti isn't a sponsor, but boy was Adrianne excited to brag this week. This episode is all about the most precious commodity in the hospital...sleep. How do we destroy it and how do we protect it. Listen in for some tips on how to assess and improve the noise and sleep disruptions on your unit. After you listen, hit the comments with your best Sleep Guardian tips, or tell us what disruptions you wish you could fix, but don't know how. www.medroomchronicles.com LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG: http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT
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22 min
March 27, 2018
Allison's Vertigo and Getting into Nursing School
While the process of getting accepted into a nursing program is enough to make your head spin, the vertigo in this episode is unrelated to the school acceptance letter. Join Adrianne as she meets up again with her friend Allison about getting accepted into her desired program. The whole time, Allison's room is spinning, so many thanks to her for putting up with this MRC nonsense again. Go back to hear her MRC debut in the episodes Adventures of a Proto-Nurse 1 & 2. www.medroomchronicles.com LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG: http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT
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39 min
March 14, 2018
Hospitality for Traveling Nurses
Adrianne has some thoughts on how a staff nurse should treat a float or a traveling nurse - very specific thoughts. She shares some opinions of how we as staff nurses should be treating our travelers and floating nurses from the moment they arrive on the unit. A basic level of friendliness, professionalism and a crash course of the unit is minimum, folks. We end with the question posed: Is being friendly a responsibility of all nurses? Is refusing to do so adding to the bully culture of our industry? Share your thoughts and opinions. medroomchronicles.com LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG: http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT
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19 min
March 7, 2018
Keeping Your Cool Walking into a Sh!tshow Shift
Adrianne is back with her second solo-episode to bring you her top 5 tips for walking into a shift that can only be described as a shitshow. You know the ones we mean, where you're behind before you clock in, the call lights are non-stop and you may never get to pee again. www.medroomchronicles.com LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG: http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT Adrianne wants to hear your tips for keeping zen when you know the 12-hours ahead of you are going to test your patience, endurance and sanity. Like, comment, share.
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17 min
February 27, 2018
A Peek at Quality Improvement
This week, MRC is keeping it short and simple since Adrianne is flying solo on the mic. She's going to do her best to give you a peek into the Quality Improvement Project she's just started working on, and attempt to give you some helpful hints she's only recently figured out. Join in the conversation medroomchronicles.com - are you new to the world of QI or is this old hat for you? www.medroomchronicles.com LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG: http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT
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27 min
February 21, 2018
Malpractice, Ebola and Picketing, Oh MY!
This week, Adrianne and Andrew give their two cents on nurses carrying malpractice insurance, crossing picket lines to work, Andrew admits he'd jet at the first sign of a storm with a human name, and Adrianne describes the creative, yet disgusting off-label uses for a Yankauer. All this and more, as these two nurses attempt to string their stream of conscious thought into a cohesive work of podcast art. www.medroomchronicles.com LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG: http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT
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44 min
February 14, 2018
Chatting with an ICU/SWOT nurse, Anna: Pt. 2
Adrianne is back with part 2 of her chat with Anna, an ICU and SWOT (Service WithOut Territory) nurse. In this episode they talk about being a nurse and a new mom, handling death in the ICU, pregnant nurses and isolated patients, how to spot a seasoned nurse and more. If you missed part 1, go back and catch up, we'll be right here... LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG: http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT
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42 min
February 6, 2018
Chatting with an ICU/SWOT nurse, Anna: Pt. 1
Adrianne has a late night chat with Anna, an ICU and SWOT (Service WithOut Territory) nurse. In this Part 1, they talk about finding the courage to speak up on your patient's behalf, SBAR and anxiety talking to docs, being a pregnant nurse, and nurse-led rounds in the surgical ICU. Listen to the first half of the conversation and then come back next week to hear the riveting conclusion. In the meantime go leave MRC a review on your podcast platform. Thanks guys! LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG: http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT
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46 min
February 2, 2018
Tattoos, Smoking and IV Fluids
Adrianne and Andrew are talking tattoos, marijuana, IV fluid shortages and body waxing in the first episode of 2018! Season 2 is guaranteed to be interesting and hilarious as MRC digs deeper into the minds of nurses. Join your favorite long-winded nurses for more stories, anecdotes and food for thought. medroomchronicles.com LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG: http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT
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53 min
December 19, 2017
Ashley Hay: Musings on Adventure, Self-Confidence and Fuzzy Slippers
Welcome back, nurses, students and innocent bystanders! It's been too long. In episode 18, Adrianne is joined by nurse and writer, Ashley Hay. In this conversation, they explore the adventurous nature of nursing, the delicate sci-fi ballet of proton therapy, beginning and maintaining a writing career, and keeping the focus on self-care while caring for everyone else. Most shocking, Adrianne manages to go an entire hour without cursing. It's an early holiday miracle! Listen, subscribe and share. Then roll on over to: https://ahaywriting.com/ You can also find Ashley's work on All Nurses: http://allnurses.com/member-1140015/blog.html Thanks again to Ashley for joining us on Med Room Chronicles. LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG: http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT
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64 min
December 7, 2017
What's in this Nurse's Pockets
Adrianne just got off work and she's emptying all 7 of her scrub pockets. What do you carry in your pockets on the regular and what things do you accumulate as you go? Subscribe, comment share. http://www.medroomchronicles.com LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG: http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT
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7 min
November 29, 2017
Confessions of a Proto Nurse Pt. 2
Adrianne and Allison reconvene for part 2 of this marathon conversation that spans a wider-than-usual range of loosely related topics like *balancing school, work and personal life. *a couple of poor academic choices r/t exhaustion *hierarchies and power dynamics in healthcare *how not to flunk out of nursing school *the best app you'll ever download *how Allison knew she was old Listen in as we get really opinionated and passionate about basically everything. Thanks again to Allison, who chose to remain anonymous, for letting loose on the podcast. Adrianne hopes to chat again soon...Nursing school is gonna give her a lot to talk about. medroomchronicles.com LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG: http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT
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61 min
November 22, 2017
Confessions of a Proto Nurse Pt. 1
Adrianne welcomes an old friend and future nursing student, Allison. They talked for 2 1/2 hours about so. many. things. This is the first half of that conversation. The topics range from the struggle of getting into nursing school, nurses running for office in 2018, power dynamics in the workplace and admirable qualities often found in nurses. Allison is a witty, smart woman and we love every minute of this episode. Listen in as we get fired up! medroomchronicles.com LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG: http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT
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78 min
November 14, 2017
Things We Love About Nursing Vol. 1
Adrianne wakes Andrew up from a deep sleep to make a list of things we love about our profession...you know, normal stuff. Bet you won't guess some of the things on our list. No, this time we don't include spontaneous vacation time or patients that can clean their own behinds, but we think our selections rank at the top. This is just the first part of many as we attempt to balance out all the complaining we did in our 'Pet Peeves' episodes. What are your favorite things about nursing? We'd love to hear your comments and stories. medroomchronicles.com
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72 min
November 6, 2017
Sexy Nurse Costumes, Sneeze Etiquette and Holidays in the Hospital
In this vaguely-titled episode, Adrianne and Andrew glide through an amalgamation of topics including but not limited to: *The inevitable waxing of Andrew's body at the hands of his new Facebook group, Traveler Talk. *The enormous commitment of content creation. *Sexy nurse Halloween costumes. *Snot-spray and sneeze etiquette *Holidays in the hospital *MRC Gratitude Check Listen in! Comment, Like, Share! LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG: http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT
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82 min
October 30, 2017
Fan Mail Pt. 2: Nursing Forums, Getting "Unstuck" and Talking to Bosses
Weeee'reeee back with part 2, answering a list of listener questions, but for the second half, we'll be doing things more rapid-fire style. Well, rapid-fire for us, which still makes for a long episode. We talk about how to get "unstuck", how to deal with bosses of all kinds, and much more. We also want to thank allnurses.com for being such a great resource for nurses. We talk about our real life involvement with the site, and hope to soon have some postings of our own there. Go check it out - fall down the nursing rabbit hole with us.....from CNAs, to students to RNs to advanced degree nurses, they're all there talking things over. *this is not a paid sponsorship MUSIC: Soul (Vlog Music) by Dj Quads https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/m0UBmJLv208 http://www.medroomchronicles.com LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG: http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT
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48 min
October 23, 2017
Fan Mail Pt. 1: Confidence (or lack of), hospital beds, languages, and pulmonary toileting
First, we got fan mail! Tabitha reached out to us with a few topics she wanted to hear us tallk about, and we sure as hell did. Two hours worth! You get one hour this week and one hour next week, so don't go anywhere. Also, we recorded this episode on the fly while Andrew was travelling - he was awesome enough to go to the big box store and buy a headset at 5am so we could do this. That said - be kind, the audio quality at times reflects the fact that we pulled this ish together before the sun was up. Sorry for the pops and crackles, but like I've said before, this is real life, y'all. Listen in as we talk about a million things from confidence (or lack of), beds, languages, pulmonary toileting, and lots of stuff in between. Come back next week for part 2! http://www.medroomchronicles.com LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG: http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT
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58 min
October 11, 2017
Nurses Do Potluck Right
If you've ever worked in healthcare, you may know that lots of us take pot-lucking very seriously. Brad and Adrianne explain the components of a good pot-luck on their commute from Adrianne's house to the hospital.
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8 min
October 9, 2017
TravCon Pt. 2: Sick Nurses, Natural Talents and Knowing Boundaries
In the second part of this long, middle-of-the-night convo between Adrianne and Andrew, they pick up where they left off, addressing the cliff-hanger from episode 10. They also talk about nurses who are ill, finding natural talents and knowing boundaries. Adrianne may or may not have almost been struck by a train at some point during this recording. Share! Subscribe! Find us everywhere! http://www.medroomchronicles.com LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG: http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT
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60 min
October 2, 2017
TravCon, Germs and Tangents Pt 1
We're going to go ahead and use the cliche "better late than never" on this one. We took a week off, and good thing, because all sorts of stuff happened. We talk about a lot of it, but mostly we stick to Andrew's adventures at TravCon a couple weeks ago and the horrific illness that he got as payback for having such a good time there. And it wouldn't be an episode of Med Room Chronicles if we didn't do the jitterbug in and out of a ton of random, unrelated topics. Stick around for all of this epic convo - and don't worry - we edited out all Andrew's coughs and maybe a couple cough-farts - you'll never know for sure.
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61 min
September 25, 2017
A Note from Adrianne
Well, we're off to a good start, but we have high hopes and high standards. We're taking this week off to regroup and plan for the future. We've got a lot of content to bring your way, and the changes we're making are meant to up our game. Stick around, in fact, until next week's episode, why don't you go ahead and catch up on old episodes. We'll see you in October!
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1 min
September 18, 2017
Night Shift Brain Fog
"But you only work three days a week...." A phrase that infuriates any nurse, but especially night shifters. Andrew and Adrianne are both caught in The Fog as they record this episode about The Fog itself, series of intoxication-like symptoms that occur after working several nights in a row. They also go on a tangent about hourly rounding and bed alarms, and Andrew confesses his lack of trust in a certain group of people. ex What are you like after several shifts in a row? Do you get caught in The Fog? What do you do to make it better? Comment and let us know. Visit us as we build and improve our site. www.medroomchronicles.com
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48 min
September 11, 2017
Nursing, Music and Dan
In this episode, Adrianne chats with Dan DiMonte, who is both a nurse and a musician living in the temperate paradise of San Diego, CA. They delve into the ways music and nursing complement each other, how Dan almost lost his mind alone in the woods, the perils of dangerous hospitals, and the exciting details of Dan's upcoming tour. The intro and outtro song is "Under the Sun (With River Glen)" from Dan's new album The Best of the Midwest Variety Hour. You can find his stuff all over the place: http://www.dandimonte.com https://soundcloud.com/dandimonte His 2017 tour dates: 9/11 - Dan Dimonte, Drac & the Swamp Rats, Koi Division at Ham & Eggs, Los Angeles, CA (with Koi Division and Drac & The Swamp Rats) - 9/17 - The Quarry, Dan DiMonte Trio: Bisbee, AZ - 9/18 - Burt's Tiki Lounge, Dan DiMonte Trio: Albuquerque, NM - 9/20 - Red Brick Room, Dan DiMonte Trio: Norman, OK - 9/21 - Jackpot Music Hall, Dan DiMonte Trio: Lawrence, KS - 9/22 - Chicago Street Pub, Dan DiMonte Trio: Joliet, IL - 9/23 - Dan DiMonte * Miss Remember * Jessica Marks * Jacob Tage, Moe's Tavern, Chicago, IL (with Jessica Marks, Jake T. Pearson's project Jacob Tage, and miss remember) - 9/24 - Dan Dimonte + Shark Jackson at Bremen Cafe, Milwaukee, WI (with Shark Jackson) - 9/29 - White's Bar, Dan DiMonte Trio: Saginaw, MI - 9/30 - George’s Lounge, Dan DiMonte Trio: Canton, OH - 10/3 - Pianos, Dan DiMonte Trio: New York, NY - 10/6 - Olive's, Dan DiMonte Trio: Nyack, NY - 10/7 - Home Grown Cafe, Dan DiMonte Trio: Newark, Delaware - 10/9 - Urban Artifact, Dan DiMonte Trio, Cincinnati, OH (Night One) - 10/10 - Listing Loon, Dan DiMonte Trio, Cincinnati, OH (Night Two) - 10/12 - Nomad World Pub, Dan DiMonte Trio: Minneapolis, MN (with Ali and The Scoundrels) - 10/13 - Great River Brewery, Dan DiMonte Trio: Davenport, IA (with Lewis Knudsen) - 10/14 - The Mill, Dan DiMonte Trio: Iowa City, IA (with Justin Leonard and Ivory James) - 10/15 - The Iron Post, Dan DiMonte Trio: Urbana, IL - 10/18 - Evangeline’s, Dan DiMonte Trio: Saint Louis, MO - 10/19 - Willy Street Pub and Grill, Dan DiMonte Trio: Madison, WI (with Beef Eagle, Wurk, and TBA) - 10/20 - Smokestack, Dan DiMonte Trio: Dubuque, IA (with TBA) - 10/21 - Octopus, Dan DiMonte Trio: Cedar Falls, IA (with TBA) - 10/22 - Keller’s Green Grocery, Dan DiMonte Trio: Sioux Falls, SD - 10/24 - Nathan P. Murphy’s, Dan DiMonte Trio: Springfield, MO - 10/26 - Lion’s Lair, Dan DiMonte Trio: Denver, CO (with Pross and TBA) - 10/27 - Corrales Bistro, Dan DiMonte Trio: Corrales, NM - 10/28 - The Lost Leaf, Dan DiMonte Trio: Phoenix, AZ AND FOR MRC: http://www.medroomchronicles.com LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG:  http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT
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59 min
September 9, 2017
Nurse's Top 10 Tips for Better Daytime Sleep
Adrianne, nurse, and night-shifter for more than a decade, has just crawled into bed after a long shift...so this is real and unedited information in her most honest, exhausted state. She lists* 10 ProTips for getting better daytime sleep and elaborates on the interesting ones.  She starts with the common staples of day-sleep, like eye masks and dark curtains, but it quickly gets, um, unconventional. Listen to Adrianne get sleepier and sleepier as she tries to help you do the same**.  *this is an unpublished recording from Adrianne's personal blog, Night Nursing Nuances. **not kinky so don't even go there.
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14 min
September 4, 2017
Night Shift Breakfast: A Ritual
Most night shift nurses will tell you that post-shift breakfast with their team is a cathartic, often-necessary experience - an opportunity to decompress, vent a little, fill your empty belly before heading home. With the right crew, it can be the best part of the work week. The MRC crew talks about what Nightshift Breakfast means to them and why it's such a right of passage for 3rd shifters. Adrianne explains to Andrew that "gravy was never sexy", there's talk of pop songs, snorting antilipemics, and then it all crashes to an end with a tale of Adrianne's first SICU float. Listen, like, subscribe and share! We love you all. Happy Nursing, folks. http://www.medroomchronicles.com LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG:  http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT
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60 min
August 28, 2017
Back-to-School ProTips for Nursing Students
It's that time of year again! Classes have already begun for most of us. Only now it's less about back to school shopping for fun supplies, it's about hunkering down and preparing yourself for success. Brad and Adrianne are here to give you their favorite ProTips for starting the semester on the right foot in both real and virtual classrooms. They also throw in some NCLEX tips for all our aspiring RNs. Tangents are always a high probability as are some sentence embellishments that are NSFW AF. Join us, like, subscribe and share! We love to bring you content! Happy Nursing, folks! Like, subscribe share! http://www.medroomchronicles.com LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG:  http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT
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69 min
August 21, 2017
Nursing Pet Peeves: Vol. 2
Remember that ugly tech crash that ended the last episode? Well, Adrianne and Andrew are back to finish what they started. Andrew describes his recent "Unicorn" shift and Adrianne spends far too much time and energy describing "ball salad". Tune in for part two of the pet peeves that make the MRC nurses most crazy. It's time for you to chime in. What things drive you absolutely insane about being a nurse? Happy Nursing, folks! Like, subscribe share! http://www.medroomchronicles.com LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG:  http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT
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60 min
August 18, 2017
10 Tips for Successful Nursing Students
Adrianne hopped on the mic in the middle of the night to bring you this MRC Quickie of her top 10 tips for making yourself a better nursing student. These aren't the only things that will keep you afloat as we head into another fall semester, but they are her most essential pointers. Share your must-have study/life tips with us! Join us, like, subscribe, share! Happy Nursing, folks! http://www.medroomchronicles.com LISTEN: Spreaker: http://bit.ly/MRCSPRE iTunes: https://bit.ly/MRCITUN Google Play Music: http://bit.ly/MRCGOOG Stitcher: http://bit.ly/MRCSTIT IHeartRadio: http://bit.ly/MRCIHEART SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: http://bit.ly/MRCFACE IG:  http://bit.ly/MRCINST Tumblr: http://bit.ly/MRCTUMB Twitter: http://bit.ly/MRCTWIT
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12 min
August 14, 2017
Nursing Pet Peeves: Vol. 1
Debriefing. Venting. Complaining. Whatever you call it, it can be therapeutic when done right. When someone or something is driving a nurse crazy, just having a colleague listen to them freak out about it for a second makes it all feel better. That's one way to deal with mind-numbing stress. That said, join the hilarity of Adrianne and Andrew facing off with some of their most hated pet peeves of bedside nursing, despite some minor phone reception issues (DIY 4LYFE!!). There's an unplanned surprize at the end. What things drive you crazy? Did they make part 1 of the list? Join us, like, subscribe, share! Happy Nursing, folks! nursinguncensored.com
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28 min
August 7, 2017
Helloooooo, Nurses!!
Welcome to the inaugural episode of Med Room Chronicles: Nursing Uncensored. Meet your nurse hosts, Adrianne Behning and Andrew Craig. Listen in on their phone call and learn what the spirit of the Med Room Chronicles means to them. Join us, like, subscribe, share! Happy Nursing, folks! nursinguncensored.com
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35 min
August 7, 2017
New Nurses Are Friends, Not Food
Being the new nurse on the unit is hard. You can't find the light switches or the butt cream and you're not sure which doc to page....and on top of all that, other nurses are being cold as hell. What's up with that? Adrianne and Andrew discuss what it means when people say "nurses eat their young" and talk about why this happens, why it's such a horrible idea, and what you can do about it. Join us, like, subscribe, share! Happy Nursing, folks! nursinguncensored.com
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50 min
August 7, 2017
Nurses and Social Media Caveats
On this episode of Med Room Chronicles, Adrianne and Brad share their opinions on everything from handling friend requests from patients to representing the profession honorably by setting personal boundaries on the web. Adrianne recognizes that she is an insignificant speck in the universe and Brad recounts some dumb moves he's seen nurses make on social media. Join us, like, subscribe, share! Happy Nursing, folks! nursinguncensored.com
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56 min
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