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Welcome to the Chief Complaint podcast, a show about all things nursing. Join nursing student Zach and experienced RN LJ as they give you the low down on patient care, nursing practice, and professional issues. Tune in each week on Friday for new episodes! If you have a question you'd like us to answer on the air, or just want to get in touch, send us an email at chiefcomplaintpod@gmail.com or tweet at us @ChiefPod. Talk to you soon and, as always, be sure to take care of yourselves, and take care of somebody else.
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Episode 64 is here! Zach and LJ get back together to talk about nurse staffing ratios and what they mean, the COVID vaccine and its rollout and adoption, and finally they ask each some questions about nursing itself. Enjoy!Music:You're There by The Mini VandalsAll Night by Ikson
Episode 63 is (finally) here! After a long, long time away, LJ and Zach are back with an episode discussing LJ's recent travel assignment out west, and they're joined by returning guest Beth! This is a long and free-form discussion of everything that goes along with working at a place that has many, many sick COVID-19 patients, we hope you enjoy it. Stay tuned for the final segment in which Beth and LJ guess the names of...snow plows? Enjoy!Music:You're There by The Mini VandalsAll Night by Ikson
Episode 62 is here! Apologies that episode 61 never came around, there was an audio issue that couldn't be resolved. Today, Zach and LJ discuss the surge in COVID cases and what it means for hospitals and the people that work in them. Then, LJ interviews special guest Ajin about what it's like be an RN in the OR. Finally, Zach and LJ give each other questions from the Certified Perioperative Nurse exam. Can they join Ajin in the OR? Stay tuned to find out!Links:Grand Forks Herald - COVID surge: https://www.grandforksherald.com/newsmd/coronavirus/6753876-With-North-Dakota-hospitals-at-100-capacity-Burgum-announces-COVID-positive-nurses-can-stay-at-workMusic:You're There by The Mini VandalsAll Night by Ikson
Episode 60 is here! Today Zach and LJ are joined by Kealie for her second appearance. Kealie came on the show back on episode 17 to talk about being a new nurse, and she's back to talk about what her career is like one year later. Then the gang discusses ethics in communicating with patients, loved ones, and colleagues. Finally, a new segment to replace Zach takes the NCLEX is unveiled. Enjoy!Music:You're There by The Mini VandalsAll Night by Ikson
Episode 59 is here! Today LJ and Zach have a short, light-hearted episode for you, they talk about hospital color codes (what is a code brown? the answer may surprise you!) and then hospital awards. They'll be debuting a new segment next week to replace Zach takes the NCLEX, enjoy!Music:You're There by The Mini VandalsAll Night by Ikson
Episode 58 is here! Today LJ and Zach get together to discuss massive transfusion protocols, an explosive story about ICE abuses and the ethical issues surrounding working with law enforcement, as well as some of the stranger aspects of the NCLEX. Enjoy!Links:BBC ICE Story: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54160638David Eckert: https://www.cnn.com/2014/01/16/justice/new-mexico-search-settlement/index.htmlACEP: https://www.acepnow.com/article/must-emergency-physician-comply-body-cavity-search-warrant/?singlepage=1&theme=print-friendlyANA Ethics: https://www.nursingworld.org/coe-view-onlyMusic:You're There by The Mini VandalsAll Night by Ikson
Episode 57 is finally here! Today is a bit of a personal episode, as Zach talks about taking the actual NCLEX, and also having a baby! LJ gives us the rundown on her new travel gig, and then we adjourn until next week. Enjoy!Music:You're There by The Mini VandalsAll Night by Ikson
Episode 56 is here! Today, LJ and Zach talk about a pair of op-eds, one in The Atlantic and another in the Washington Post, urging teachers to return to the classroom. Is this a good idea? Then LJ has a special graduation surprise for Zach, who finished up his BSN last week Friday! Enjoy!Links:https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/covid-19-isnt-going-anywhere-so-schools-must-reopen/2020/08/07/8f2c2cde-d8e2-11ea-aff6-220dd3a14741_story.htmhttps://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/08/im-nurse-teachers-should-do-their-jobs-like-i-did/614902/Music:You're There by The Mini VandalsAll Night by Ikson
Episode 55 is here! Today Zach and LJ are joined by returning guest Meghan, who joined us back on episode 31. The gang talks about professionalism and a bizarre study that triggered the hashtag #medbikini, and then they go over the MD/RN relationship, and how we can try and improve it. Enjoy!Links:Professionalism study: https://www.jvascsurg.org/article/S0741-5214(19)32587-X/pdf?fbclid=IwAR3esPZ0P3EW7_75BSko2cXjqGT58nyg9tevqMCJoR1Ka2c-YwxbdGlGcuUMusic:You're There by The Mini VandalsAll Night by Ikson
Episode 54 is here! Today LJ and Zach talk about moral injury in the context of the current pandemic, heat emergencies, and do a COVID-19 news roundup. Enjoy!Links:Moral Injury: https://elemental.medium.com/the-ptsd-like-affliction-thats-traumatizing-health-care-workers-1864be616086Coronavirus roundup: https://floridacovidaction.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/carsyn-leigh.pdfhttps://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/16/us-coronavirus-data-has-already-disappeared-after-trump-administration-shifted-control-from-cdc-to-hhs.htmlhttps://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/georgia-gov-brian-kemp-bans-local-governments-mandating-masks-n1234046Music:You're There by The Mini VandalsAll Night by IksonNews Sting by Kevin McCleod (incompetech.com)
Episode 53 is here! Today Zach and LJ join up to talk about Remdesivir, its expense and its evidence base, unusual paths that people take to get their MD, and finally they have a special guest in the final segment. Enjoy!Links:Mother and Daughter MDs: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/932195MLB MD: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/929117Mechanic to MD: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/917708Remdesivir pricing: https://www.statnews.com/2020/06/29/gilead-announces-remdesivir-price-covid-19/Remdesivir study: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2007764ICER Analysis: https://icer-review.org/announcements/updated_icer-covid_models_june_24/Music:You're There by The Mini VandalsAll Night by Ikson
Episode 52 is here! Today LJ and Zach get back together to discuss the WHO and the consequences of the US withdrawing from it, then they talk about some downstream effects of COVID-19, and finally talk about bad clinical experiences. Enjoy!Music:You're There by The Mini VandalsAll Night by Ikson
Episode 51 is here! Today Zach and LJ are joined by Ethan Moses, part of the team at openventilator.io working on designing an entirely open-sourced ventilator. What does that mean, how does it work, and how can you help? Tune in to find out! This is a long as the conversation with Ethan goes just over an hour, but it's well worth it. Enjoy!Links:Project site: www.openventilator.ioOpenventilator.io video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AecHnt-CF5kMusic:You're There by The Mini VandalsAll Night by Ikson
Episode 50 is here! Hard to believe we've made it to a half-century of episodes, but today Zach and LJ are back on to discuss a listener question regarding travel nursing, and then they cover vintage medical equipment. Enjoy!Links:Iron Lung: https://people.com/health/polio-survivor-last-3-people-use-iron-lung/Bail funds: https://bailfunds.github.io/ACLU: https://action.aclu.org/give/nowMusic:You're There by The Mini VandalsAll Night by Ikson
Episode 49 is here! Today Zach and LJ talk about hazardous drugs and how to handle them, standing orders vs specific orders, and Guillain-Barre syndrome. Then Zach faces some cardiac questions on the NCLEX. Can he rebound from his 1-for-3 performance last week? Tune in to find out!Music:You're There by The Mini VandalsAll Night by Ikson
Episode 48 is here! Today LJ and Zach talk orthopedic emergencies, they give you a COVID-19 update, and then discuss nursing leadership. Enjoy!Music:You're There by The Mini VandalsAll Night by Ikson
Episode 47 is here! Today Zach and LJ talk about what happens when a healthcare worker suffers an exposure on the job, then they'll cover some quack COVID-19 remedies, and finally they talk about magic mushrooms and their potential to treat PTSD. Enjoy!Links:Psilocybin: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/oregon-campaigns-to-legalize-psilocybin-mushrooms-and-decriminalize-drugs-team-up-to-qualify-for-ballot/?fbclid=IwAR20-aip5TRUu421N_tHAWtgXFYOhNdi6jZG_ZYj6q6XKqLCdPCYLGX0nychttps://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/could-this-be-the-medical-breakthrough-for-the-next-decade-301051217.html?fbclid=IwAR3gx10OKd-E5P-u1CmuaaMghp-U8WZkMYKP47AhemFjJ8ZVeB2TwCanOsQFDA: https://www.fda.gov/consumers/health-fraud-scams/fraudulent-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-productsMusic:You're There by The Mini VandalsAll Night by Ikson
Episode 46 is here! Today Zach and LJ talk about layoffs of healthcare workers, antibiotic stewarship, and hospital efforts to keep doctors and nurses from speaking out. Enjoy!Links:Censorship: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/why-are-hospitals-censoring-doctors-and-nurses/609766/Antibiotics: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/915906Layoffs: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/14/healthcare-job-cuts-coronavirus-worker-layoffs Music:You're There by The Mini VandalsAll Night by Ikson
Episode 45 is here! Today, LJ and Zach are joined by ED RN Meghan, as they spend an episode talking about obstetrical emergencies and precipitous labor. Meghan shares the tale of a particularly precipitous delivery that she attended, and then gang goes for gold on Zach takes the NCLEX, as LJ has devised not 3 but 4 devious questions. Do Zach and Meghan have what it takes to defeat the test? Tune in and find out!Music:You're There by The Mini VandalsAll Night by Ikson
Episode 44 is here! Today Zach and LJ are joined by special guest Laura, a float pool RN who gives us her expertise on what it's like to work without a home unit. They also talk about hospital emergency preparedness; the good, the bad, and the ugly. Enjoy!Music:You're There by The Mini VandalsAll Night by Ikson
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