episode 23

A Perfect Storm for a Lightning Strike: How to Stop Eating Our Young

 

It is undeniable that the COVID19 pandemic has forced everyone to operate differently, so Nyssa and Lisa investigate how to take advantage of this moment to effect positive, lasting changes in how healthcare professionals welcome this next, new generation of post-pandemic nurses.

This episode is dedicated to the

Wesleyan College Nursing Class of 2020

Kourtnei

Jasmine

Rosie

Brianna with an “I”

Bryanna with a “Y”

Samantha

Cornelia

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Gretchen Rubin, author of the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, has helped millions of readers to get happier. Now she tackles the critical question: How can we make good habits and break bad ones?

With her signature mix of rigorous research, easy humor, and personal experimentation, she investigates how we can change our habits—really. In a book that’s bursting with big, provocative ideas, Rubin shows readers how to create the habits that will transform their lives, even if they’ve failed before.

episode 24

Climbing the Airway to HEAVEN: Taking out the LEMON

The LEMON mnemonic device works well for scheduled surgeries or other stable pre-op patients, but not so great in the ER.  Nyssa and Lisa are joined by airway innovator Dave Olvera, who has developed a new way to think about how to assess difficult intubations.

Air Medical Journal #36 (2017):
HEAVEN Criteria: Derivation of a New Difficult Airway Prediction Tool
HEAVEN RSI Badge Card Template
HEAVEN RSI Magnet Template

episode 25

Special Populations:

The Pregnant

Trauma Patient

The four part Special Populations in Trauma series is sponsored by the Georgia Region V Regional Trauma Advisory Committee (RTAC).  Each EMS region establishes an RTAC to monitor the trauma system in their area from the prevalence, prevention, improvement, education, and compliance angles.  The Region V RTAC planned educational trauma outreach to include classes and conferences for the quarter, but Covid-19 made it unsafe to carry out those plans in person.  The regional leadership got creative and approached Lisa and Nyssa about using The Q Word Podcast platform to publish trauma education in a pandemic safe way both to their region and to others.  We appreciate being included in this endeavor. 

The four episodes cover the deviations and additions to the usual primary and secondary trauma surveys in the special populations of the pregnant trauma patient, the pediatric trauma patient, the bariatric trauma patient, and the geriatric trauma patient.  We discuss the epidemiology, the assessments and interventions, special considerations including ethical issues, and end of life concerns in each population.  

episode 26

Special Populations:

The Pediatric

Trauma Patient

The four part Special Populations in Trauma series is sponsored by the Georgia Region V Regional Trauma Advisory Committee (RTAC).  Each EMS region establishes an RTAC to monitor the trauma system in their area from the prevalence, prevention, improvement, education, and compliance angles.  The Region V RTAC planned educational trauma outreach to include classes and conferences for the quarter, but Covid-19 made it unsafe to carry out those plans in person.  The regional leadership got creative and approached Lisa and Nyssa about using The Q Word Podcast platform to publish trauma education in a pandemic safe way both to their region and to others.  We appreciate being included in this endeavor. 

The four episodes cover the deviations and additions to the usual primary and secondary trauma surveys in the special populations of the pregnant trauma patient, the pediatric trauma patient, the bariatric trauma patient, and the geriatric trauma patient.  We discuss the epidemiology, the assessments and interventions, special considerations including ethical issues, and end of life concerns in each population.  

Nyssa's FAVorite Apps

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PediSTAT:

a rapid reference app for RNs, paramedics, physicians and other healthcare professionals caring for pediatric patients in the emergency or critical care environment.

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MORE iNFORMATION

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