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Becoming A Stress-Free Nurse Practitioner is the one show that covers everything you need to make the transition from RN to NP as seamless as possible. Join your host Sarah Michelle MSN, APRN, FNP-C, FNP-BC as she and her guests dive deep into what you need to know before taking your exam - and after passing your exam too! Each week they’ll cover topics such as how to pass your nurse practitioner exam the first time, overcoming test anxiety, writing your resume, negotiating contracts and hon ...
 
"Heavy lies the crown" is a common misquote of "uneasy lies the head that wears a crown" from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2. It refers to the responsibility and insecurity of governing an entire kingdom. Likewise, "heavy lies the helmet" refers to the responsibility we face as critical care transport providers working in an autonomous and often unpredictable environment. Our minds are eased with education that better prepares us for any situation that we may encounter. That is exactly what ...
 
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FreshNP's podcast

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FreshNP's podcast

Sean Dent, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN & Kati Kleber, BSN RN CCRN

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The learning curve to becoming a nurse practitioner is steep. This podcast is hosted by Sean Dent, MSN ACNP-BC CCRN and Kati Kleber, BSN RN CCRN and features expert content from FreshNP.com. Fresh NP is a hub of resources for prospective, current and new nurse practitioners to support and facilitate their transition from student to new clinician. Our goal is to bridge the knowledge gap about all things related to becoming a new NP. From which program to choose, to working with physicians, to ...
 
Urgent Care Basics aims to give the urgent care provider the most up to date medical knowledge packaged as a podcast. Weekly podcasts addressing topics focused on urgent care. Primary care topics will also be discussed as seen through the lens of an urgent care provider. Educational, entertaining, and easy to access!
 
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The Household Health Podcast with Michael Heuninckx RN-BSN

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The Household Health Podcast with Michael Heuninckx RN-BSN

A weekly podcast empowering listeners to take an active role in the Health of their entire Household!

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The Household Health Podcast is a weekly podcast that is dedicated to delivering quality healthcare information and education to promote a healthy Household. Managing the health of your Household is a 24/7, 7 day a week, 365 days a year job. No matter how large the Household is, living a healthy life is not easy. It truly is a journey and one that no one should walk alone in. In episodes of The Household Health Podcast, interview are conducted with different healthcare professionals that hav ...
 
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We're sitting down with Josie Tate, the founder of Clincepts, to discuss the mindset shifts that empower Nurse Practitioners. Clincepts is an online supportive resource with a mission to help Nurse Practitioners who are transitioning from RN to NP get happily hired. Part of Josie’s work includes coaching Nurse Practitioners to show them they can th…
 
It's not clinical. It's not non-clinical, really. Celebrating our 100th full podcast episode, Bryan and Mike sit down in a Mystery Science Theater 3000 format and make fun of our 1st episodes ever. If you're looking for some light-hearted entertainment including a reflection of how far the platform as come, this is the podcast for you. And one last…
 
Discover how to shift your mindset when you feel like you don’t know enough and my favorite strategies you can implement so you can be successful not only during your exams but in your future as a real-deal Nurse Practitioner. Get full show notes and more information here: http://www.stressfreenp.com/74…
 
Based on the Crash and Learn 2022 special feature presentation, we sit down with Jonathan Godfrey and Chris Stevenson to discuss the EMS helicopter crash that had a dramatic effect on both of their lives. Jonathan is the sole survivor of a 3-person crew, and Chris was part of his leadership team at the time of the incident. We carefully examine bot…
 
While your nurse practitioner journey may be a little more difficult when you become pregnant or have a baby, achieving this goal and dream is so worthwhile. In this episode, I’m sharing some solid tips and tricks to help you make the transition to becoming a parent and a real-deal nurse practitioner simultaneously as easy as possible. I’m sharing …
 
Whether it is upper or lower, gastrointestinal hemorrhages can present in a variety of ways from a variety of sources. Bleeding esophageal varices, in particular, can be life-threatening. How do we manage these patients? When is it appropriate to establish an advanced airway? Are gastrointestinal tubes contraindicated even though the patient is vom…
 
Tune in this week to fully understand what’s going on with the new ANCC exam update. Everything I’m sharing in this episode is from ANCC themselves, so I’m unpacking and analyzing the new ANCC exam outline, what’s different, and I’m sharing why I think these updates are actually a great change. Get full show notes and more information here: http://…
 
What I took from the hurricane: 1. Make calculated decisions. Get information and act. Prepare for the worst. It’s similar to emergency medicine, we make decisions with imperfect data, weighing the likelihood times the magnitude. 2. Focusing on a problem doesn’t change it. Watching the storm move minute by minute creates anxiety, stress, and worry.…
 
Dr. Veronica Sampayo, also known as Dr. V, is the résumé polishing and interviewing guru for Nurse Practitioners and the founder of The Clinician Life. Having been on the other side of the interviewing process, she knows a thing or two about what employers are looking for and the red flags to avoid as the interviewee, and she’s here in this greates…
 
Whether it's radio or bedside reporting, communication is a requirement of safely handing off patients. How do we build confidence in our ability to communicate about our patients? How do we develop qualities such as professionalism, accuracy, and conciseness that are essential to our reports? And if we experience interpersonal conflict, how do we …
 
There are going to be plenty of days where pursuing your career as a Nurse Practitioner feels like too much, but don’t worry because I’m helping you navigate it all in this Greatest Hits episode. I’m sharing three ways to support yourself in your final year of Nurse Practitioner school, what my life looked like in your position right now, and how t…
 
Dr. Molly Bradshaw shares everything you need to know to set yourself up to negotiate as a new Nurse Practitioner. She’s laying out her step-by-step process for landing a job opportunity, the questions you should be asking in the negotiation process, and some very important red flags to look out for in a potential job. Get full show notes and more …
 
Having an appropriate mindset is crucial when it comes to airway management, particularly in a prehospital and/or emergency setting. Whether it's team dynamics or the tools at our disposal, we need to have a different outlook when it comes to addressing the A in ABC's. If you are looking for a comprehensive guide on how to RSI, this is not the epis…
 
In this Greatest Hits episode, we’re taking it all the way back to the very beginning of this podcast. I created this resource for both students and brand new Nurse Practitioners as a way to help you navigate the giant leap that is transitioning into practice, and if you’re new here, this is going to be a great introductory episode to this podcast …
 
There are a variety of anorectal emergencies that present to the emergency department. Recently, there were updated guidelines made by the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST). In this post, we review some of the updated guidelines including for anorectal abscess, perineal necrotizi…
 
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is always in the back of our minds when treating polytrauma patients. Unfortunately, the evidence has a controversial history. More and more, we are reminded of how a basic approach is much more important than other therapies that have little evidence to support their effectiveness. In fact, some may even cause harm. Tu…
 
In the first of the Greatest Hits series, I'm getting you on solid footing to make the best personal decision for you when it comes to choosing between AANP and ANCC. I’m addressing a rundown of what each exam entails and busting some common myths that are keeping you confused, so you can eliminate those exam-day jitters and feel ready to become a …
 
One area of nursing that many people are interested in is being a traveling nurse. I feel like we hear about this opportunity all the time in the nursing world, but less so in this nurse practitioners phase. With that in mind I am super excited to have our newest guest walk us through her experience as a traveling nurse. In today’s episode I talk t…
 
We are back to providing our ATLS content and we are picking up where we left off. Our last ATLS podcast was on spine and spinal cord trauma. Somewhat similar in nature is musculoskeletal trauma. This is a very common form of trauma. However, delayed recognition and treatment can result in life-threatening hemorrhage or limb loss.…
 
Heat illness is prevalent around this time of year. And compared to hypothermia, hyperthermia has a lower threshold for danger. From heat cramps to heat stroke, clinicians need to know how to identify and treat each stage appropriately. But what contributes to severe heat illness? How do we treat each stage of illness? And how much time do we have …
 
In today’s episode I talk to Amanda G, the brains and expertise behind the ResumeRx and the NP Society. She is a mom of three and a Yale-trained ER nurse who is passionate about helping other NPs land their dream job, achieving work life balance and being part of a collaborative community. During our conversation, Amanda speaks on the reason for st…
 
I'm coming to you a little bit off of our routine podcast schedule here because I have some really big news that I wanted to share with all the guys as soon as possible. This is an update that affects me but more importantly, and much more excitingly, also affects all of you guys! In today’s episode, I share why I started this company, the intentio…
 
It's no secret that we as emergency and critical care professionals are expected to perform highly in high pressure situations. Unfortunately, none of us are immune to limited cognitive capacity, task saturation/fixation, time pressure, negative team dynamics, and poor communication. How can we mitigate these variables, so that we can continue to e…
 
Cluster headaches are often considered one of the most painful human experiences. They are short (lasting usually 15-180 minutes), frequent (up to 8 a day), unilateral headaches behind or around the eye often with ipsilateral autonomic symptoms and restlessness. While migraines and tension headaches are seen frequently in the emergency department, …
 
In today’s episode I am talking to Elisabeth Collins, a dual board certified nurse practitioner who shares all about her nursing journey and her interest in helping and ultimately empowering DNP students with their capstone projects. During our conversation Elisabeth talks about how she made the transition into Adult Geriatric Care, the ability to …
 
What should you carry in your flight suit as an American-based HEMS provider? In our opinion, no one can definitively tell you that. But we can attempt to share some ideas based on our personal experiences and training. In this vodcast, Mike shares what he currently carries in his flight suit; from survival gear to medical equipment. Watch the vodc…
 
In today’s episode, I am talking with special guest Stephen Ferrara together with previous guest Anna. Stephen is a practicing family nurse practitioner and executive director at the NY Nurse Practitioner Association. He is passionate about the profession and sharing the abundance of opportunities available to all NPs. During our conversation, Step…
 
In today’s episode I talk to Becky, a Pelvic Floor PT who specializes in treating symptoms associated with poor pelvic floor health and strength. Becky is passionate about all things related to the pelvic floor! She shares what pelvic floor therapy actually is, how the pelvic floor connects to all parts of our bodies, who should see a pelvic floor …
 
Mores lies! But this time, we focus on empirical use of spinal immobilization devices and the harm associated with them. The dogma surrounding this topic is staggering, to say the least. From EMS agencies to Level 1 tertiary centers, cervical collars and long spine boards (LSB) remain a "standard" predicated on a lack of evidence. What evidence DO …
 
In today’s episode, I’m joined by Dr. G the MP! She is a super well-known Instagram doctor who has all kinds of knowledge about EKGs and cardiology, which I know can be a struggle point for a lot of you out there. She's both an acute care nurse practitioner and a nursing educator who is just an all-around rockstar! During our conversation, Tranise …
 
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is a common metabolic disorder, particularly in the pediatric population. If treated inappropriately, these patients can quickly decompensate to the point of hypovolemic shock, acute respiratory failure, and even cerebral herniation. What are the physiological differences behind DKA verses HHS (Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar…
 
I’m sharing four more practice questions to help you prepare for your exams. I’m giving you some tips to tackle those long questions and showing you how to narrow your focus and get what you need from the question so you can tackle any exam that comes your way. Get full show notes and more information here: http://www.stressfreenp.com/59…
 
There are a lot of "lies"/misunderstandings surrounding appropriate use of paralytics AKA neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs). When are these medications truly indicated? How do we appropriately administer them? How do we accurately monitor these patients? And how do we reverse the effects of NMBAs? Tune in to another pharmacologically driven pod…
 
I show you the difference between applying and memorizing material, and why mastering the skill of utilizing the material you’ve learned is so important as a nurse practitioner. I’m offering my top tips for practicing this skill so you can start identifying where your knowledge deficits are and spend time actively filling in the gaps. Get full show…
 
Katelyn gives us the lowdown on saving, investing, and setting up your finances. She’s guiding us through the foundational pieces that can make all the difference moving forward, and sharing her advice on some of the most common obstacles we face in personal finance and making a higher income. Get full show notes and more information here: http://w…
 
The clotting cascade, particularly in the context of anti-coagulation reversal can be complex to understand. Unfortunately, many of our patients are on anti-coagulation agents that require reversal in the presence of life-threatening hemorrhage. How do we choose the most appropriate agent based on which step of the coagulation cascade that it antag…
 
Hear from acute care nurse practitioner Briana Juskowiak as she shares her insights into why you might go down the acute care track. We’re discussing how to make sure you have job offers lined up for after you’ve taken your boards, and how Briana broke into the nurse entrepreneur space, just by doing what she loves. Get full show notes and more inf…
 
Which is the lesser evil, opioid or naloxone overdose? To avoid adverse effects, how should we be administering naloxone in the presence of opioid overdose? In this podcast episode, we are joined by Dr. Arne Skulberg, anesthesiologist and lead author, to discuss his recently published RCT comparing intranasal with intramuscular naloxone. We highlig…
 
Today, I’m speaking directly to those would-be nurse practitioners who graduated but never tested, and those who failed and have been putting off testing again. After some time away, you need some strategies to get back into the testing mindset and wrap your head around the fact that you already have the knowledge base to be a real deal nurse pract…
 
Tyler shares her wisdom on managing ADHD during NP school, exams, and everywhere else in your life. She’s identifying some of the biggest signals of ADHD, how anxiety and ADHD can often get mixed up, and her practical strategies for setting yourself up for success. Get full show notes and more information here: http://www.stressfreenp.com/54…
 
There are between 150 and 175 questions on your exam, depending on which exam you take, so tune in this week to discover how to prepare yourself mentally so you can concentrate and give your best answers from the very first question to the last. I’m sharing what mental fatigue looks like in an exam, and how to make sure it doesn’t hurt your chances…
 
An incapacitated pilot scenario is an unfortunate but potential reality of working in rotor and fixed wing EMS. What do you do as medical crew members if your pilot becomes incapacitated? What training and capabilities do you have to revive the pilot and/or get the aircraft on the ground? Do some Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) incidents actu…
 
In the spirit of our Question Bank release here recently, I’m spending this episode picking apart some of the actual practice questions included in our new resource. I know none of you want any big surprises on exam day, and this is exactly what will help you feel confident when the day comes. Get full show notes and more information here: http://w…
 
Listen in as Rachel gives us a look into a typical day in the life of a women’s health NP. She’s sharing some of the biggest misconceptions about what this role entails, how she manages her time like a whiz and her best advice for anyone interested in women’s health. Get full show notes and more information here: http://www.stressfreenp.com/51…
 
Transport of patients with ongoing CPR to the correct treatment center is a high risk but potentially lifesaving intervention. Mechanical CPR (mCPR) devices are recommended to reduce risk and maintain chest compression quality. However, such transports have inherent pitfalls to both patient and provider safety. This is a poorly studied field of our…
 
So much anxiety comes from hearing other people’s opinions about an exam or how you should study. So, tune in this week to discover why this happens, and how you can move forward without falling into the trap of getting overwhelmed by other people’s experiences and opinions. Get full show notes and more information here: http://www.stressfreenp.com…
 
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