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The state of critical care nursing

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The state of critical care nursing

Critical care nurses have played a crucial role in the fight against COVID-19, and many have had a front row seat to how the virus has affected patients. Our guest,…
September 15, 2020

The state of critical care nursing

Critical care nurses have played a crucial role in the fight against COVID-19, and many have had a front row seat to how the virus has affected patients. Our guest, Megan Brunson, is a 20 year veteran of the ICU and the immediate past president of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, which is the largest specialty nurses association in the US.

On this episode of The Handoff, Megan and Dan talk about everything from the health disparities she sees firsthand with COVID patients in the hospital she works in in Texas, why she thinks now is a good time for nurses to consider a career in critical care, and her advice to nurses and nurse managers on how to prevent burnout. 

Megan has been at the bedside for 23 years, with 20 of those in the ICU. She has worked the night shift for her entire career and is passionate about the role of sleep in keeping nurses mentally and physically healthy.

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The full transcript for this episode can be found here: www.trustedhealth.com/the-handoff-podcast/megan-brunson

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