50: What’s the Big Deal With Delirium? With Guest Kati Kleber From the FreshRN Podcast

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50: What’s the Big Deal With Delirium? With Guest Kati Kleber From the FreshRN Podcast

April 21, 2023

50: What’s the Big Deal With Delirium? With Guest Kati Kleber From the FreshRN Podcast

Delirium is acute brain failure.  It’s not just an unavoidable consequence of being hospitalized, it is a condition that can be prevented and treated! That’s why Rapid Response RN has teamed up with some of our favorite nursing podcasts for a pod crawl devoted to delirium.

In this episode, Kati Kleber, MSN RN and host of the FreshRN® Podcast, joins our discussion on treating patients with delirium and avoiding its long-term effects. We go over the ABCDEF bundle, common mistakes new nurses make in regards to delirium, and the importance of family engagement in its treatment.

You’ll also hear an inspiring story of how host Sarah Lorenzini used creative solutions, combined with a nurse’s secret weapon (their intuition!), to get a patient with delirium out of the ICU and away from the harmful effects of sedation.

Listen to this stop on the pod crawl for a lesson in delirium treatment, interdisciplinary collaboration, and patient advocacy!

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Difficulties with Sarah’s delirium patient
  • How she overcame tough circumstances and helped the patient
  • The ABCDEF bundle to prevent delirium
  • Benefits of family engagement
  • Why you shouldn’t undervalue physical therapy
  • How nurses can work together as a team to help patients
  • Whether or not we should keep intubated patients sedated
  • Changing procedures with new research
  • Important advice Sarah has for new nurses
  • Nursing culture on social media

To hear the rest of the episodes in this podcrawl go to

Kati Kleber, MSN RN is a nurse educator, author, national speaker, host of the FreshRN® Podcast, and owner of FreshRN® – an online platform created to educate, encourage, and motivate newly licensed nurses in innovative ways.

You can find her at

If you would like to check out Sarah’s 1hr, 1 CE course, go to:

To get the FREE Rapid Response RN Assessment Guide and the coupon code for $10 off the cost of the course, message Sarah on Instagram @TheRapidResponseRN and type the word PODCAST!

This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique

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